I have been for some time now trying to figure a way to make my bike shorts & long tights stay hole free for more than a season. I had originaly thought it was a pearl izumi quality issue but eventualy figured out it was my seat bag grazing my inner thighs. Actualy I think even the velcro strap that wraps around the seatpost on my new roadbike would sometimes lightly touch as well..this is all a result of having well you know, a little bit of extra flab on the inner thighs & the fact that new roadbike saddles are very narrow, so much so that they allow my inner thighs to get to close to the seatpost on the pedal stroke & I have recently discoverd that I may be even making contact with the seat rail/clamp/nut area lightly. I have been on a quest of sorts to search out seatbags that elliminate the need to be velcro'd to the seatpost, like the topeak seatrail clip on systems, but the smallest version is the only one that elliminates the velcro strap & so it has very limited storage area which sucks. The medium version would be best but it has a strap for the seatpost as well as the rail mounting clip. I recently noticed that topeak makes a longer seatrail fixer for spring style seats..this could help get the larger bag away from the seatpost more but it looks like it ends up making the bags angle weird..so weird that when you clip on your blinky light it may not be as visible to traffic & with the larger bag, I'm not sure how much wiggling the bag would do when riding what with it not being strapped to the post like it looks to be intended to. It's unfortunate that there isent alot of options for people with this problem.
And really it's a bit insane that the seat rails & seat clamps are that exposed underneath the actual seat surfaces on roadbikes these days. I'm not sure if it's like that on all new roadbikes but mine sure is. If i look down at the seat from above i can see the edge of the seat rails & a corner of the clamp visible..I mean this can't be a great idea for any type of rider could it?. I might also add that I have my saddle moved forward pretty far which helps my position on my bike to my liking. I hate to imagine how much more of the seat clamp area would be exposed to my inner legs if I had the saddle positioned further back where the saddle gets even more narrow.
I think my next move is going to be changing to a different saddle in hopes that it will keep a bit more of the clamp area out of range from my inner thighs.
Is anyone else having this issue..or have you went through this at some point?