Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Joplin, MO
Bikes: 2006 Raleigh Passage 4.0
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Time for a different saddle?
I am 2 rides into this season and I am not sure I can get back on my bike. This is starting my 3rd year of riding and I have never had this kind of pain before. I've always liked the Avenir plush saddle that came with my Raleigh hybrid and never thought about replacing it. I know a lot of people say that a thinner or less padded saddle feels better, but I never had any problem with mine. Until this year. I haven't done anything different or ridden anywhere other than where I rode last year. I haven't gained or lost any significant amount of weight either.
On my first ride last Wednesday I started having pain in my inner thigh muscles when pedalling and a lot of pressure on my sit bones. I thought maybe it was just because I hadn't ridden in several months. I did raise the seatpost about an inch and a half and it seems to have alleviated the muscle pain.
I was pretty sore over the next couple of days and didn't try to ride until this morning. Same thing, about a 1/4 way into my ride and I was having seat pain again. These are short rides, too. Wednesday was just under 6 miles and today I stopped at about 3.5 miles.
I guess I'll start shopping for a new saddle, unless someone has any other ideas. It does have a suspension seatpost, but I'm not sure if that would cause the pain or not.