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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 02-02-12, 09:15 AM   #51
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On my Trek Navigator, I have a "comfort" saddle that came with the bike and have done longer rides on that and have not had ANY numbness or tingling as a result of riding on that. I don't think it is the nose of the saddle that is giving me issues, I think it is the nose of THAT saddle (the Specialized) that was giving me issues.

Those of you that have met me (very few to this day) would understand completely when I say it is like my ass swallowed that saddle when i sat on it...it was a small and short 155mm - it just wasn't the right saddle for me.
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Old 02-02-12, 10:49 PM   #52
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No way on earth I could ride my Trek FX around the block with its original 155mm wide Bontrager saddle. The 165mm width of the B17 is a huge improvement. I don't ride in padded bike shorts yet, but even so, after 5 minutes on the bike I've forgotten about the saddle. If you have an option to return it if it doesn't work out for you I'd give it a try.
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Old 02-03-12, 10:24 AM   #53
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.....and some of us folks who know you (and not know you) suggested what might have been the right saddle to get.......


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Old 02-03-12, 01:03 PM   #54
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yeah...that bike shop hasn't either posted their CC transactions yet or just use a slow processor...ING tells me it should take 1-3 days for the funds to show up. Today is only the 2nd full day since I returned it so I am still waiting to order my Brooks
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Old 02-03-12, 10:47 PM   #55
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yeah...that bike shop hasn't either posted their CC transactions yet or just use a slow processor...ING tells me it should take 1-3 days for the funds to show up. Today is only the 2nd full day since I returned it so I am still waiting to order my Brooks
It's likely you will see the funds tomorrow or Monday. Sit tight. Which is what you should be doing while recovering. You are recovering, aren't you?
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No way on earth I could ride my Trek FX around the block with its original 155mm wide Bontrager saddle. The 165mm width of the B17 is a huge improvement. I don't ride in padded bike shorts yet, but even so, after 5 minutes on the bike I've forgotten about the saddle. If you have an option to return it if it doesn't work out for you I'd give it a try.
+1 First thing I did on my Fx was switch out the saddle for a B17. I use the Fx mostly for post-work "quickie" rides (3x a week of 6 miles). The saddle is so seamless i dont even bother wearing padded shorts. I love it!
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It's likely you will see the funds tomorrow or Monday. Sit tight. Which is what you should be doing while recovering. You are recovering, aren't you?
Yes, recovery is coming along...the numbness is pretty much gone from the main member and receding back towards the abdomen. It will be good in a few more days

Did call the doctor's office and they said as long as it is improving, no need to worry but he will check me again when I come back in to them in 6 weeks on another scheduled appt.
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Old 02-04-12, 10:25 AM   #58
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I've had very good luck with Terry saddles.No numb nut's after adjusted correctly.
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I've tried quite a few saddles in my quest for perfection. (Maybe not perfection but simply 'better')

I tried the B-17 and though it was comfortable from the start the numbness did not go away. I thought I was going to have to give up cycling.

My wife found an article by NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) on saddles related to bike messengers and bicycle police. They recommended noseless saddles and I think named a few.

After looking and researching I tried the ISM Adamo saddle. It took a while for my sits bones to adjust but the numbness went away immediately. I recommend it highly. I'm sure there are other saddles that work, but that is where I landed.

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I did exactly the same. The ISM Adamo works perfectly. I also use a suspension seatpost (Thudbuster), really helps with impact.
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They do make recreational saddles like the Milano Sports Gel in 175mm
http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...jsp?spid=64286
I ran one of those for a couple seasons, they are nice; I'll put it out there now, though -- STAY AWAY FROM THE SONOMA!

But, I'll also say the Selle SMP TRK saddle is THE best I've EVER ridden! (My sit bones REQUIRE a 160+ width saddle)
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I am happy to report that things are almost back to normal (the wife is pleased ) and the money did finally hit my account this AM.

Going to make sure the finances are in order before ordering my Brooks (even though the money is in my personal account) - also want to make sure I have enough to cover a proper fitting once the new saddle is in hand (while at the same time planning for vacation in May)
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