Iím trying to get my girlfriend into biking more. She enjoys it, but weíve had a hard time finding a comfortable saddle for her. Weíve tried a gel saddle (which I advised against but she thinks Iím biased against comfort and for performance), then we tried a harder cruiser saddle and finally I got her a Brooks B68S. She hasnít biked in a long time so she doesnít really know what kind of pain is normal as youíre getting your bum used to biking but it sounds like what sheís experiencing isnít just the usual soreness under the sit bones. It sounds like there is a lot of pressure on the flesh/muscles behind the sit bones. Sheís been dealing with it for a while and sheís not getting used to it.

Iím not sure if this is a function of her upright position or the wrong saddle. Is it even possible to sit on your sit bones when your torso is upright? Iíve never ridden an upright bike with any regularity but when I sit on one, I feel like my weight is resting on my muscles, not bones. I'm out of ideas on how to help her be more comfortable. Any advice would be appreciated.