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Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Bikes: '74 Schwinn Le Tour (x2), '83 Bianchi, '96 Trek 820, '96 Trek 470, '99 Xmart Squishy Bike, '03 Giant Cypress
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Originally Posted by Lightdragon
hmm odd looking seat, looks like theres not much for padding on it, does that help with the pain and fatigue?
Yes. You don't want a big "couch cushion" saddle. On long rides they compress and will press up into your t'aint, and irritate the nerves there. Everybody is built different, but it seems that the overwhelming majority of people that ride a lot (distances and times) tend to go for a minimally/non-padded saddle. Let your sit bones get used to being placed on a good saddle, and you will be glad.
I bought a Bell Dart from Walmart for under $20 for use as a rainy-day saddle, and ended up liking it. It's not my favorite saddle, but it's very good for a cheapy. It has a pretty thin padding on it, and a decent-enough vinyl cover.