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Old 04-20-07, 04:59 AM   #1
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Ouch!

My much beloved Tricosports padded and sprung saddle needed to be replaced.

I fell in love with a Selle San Marco Pro Blaze Ti that was on deep discount at an LBS. I put it on yesterday and went for a 20 mile ride. The first five miles were pure bliss. The next ten were a little painful. The last five; I couldn't wait to get home.

Fit = perfect

Sit bones = OUCH!!!

While the saddle is great in so many ways I need to toughen up my butt to truly enjoy it. There is no real cushioning or springiness to this saddle. Kind of like riding on a perfectly contoured board!

Anyone else have similar experiences? Will my butt get used to it?
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Old 04-20-07, 06:05 AM   #2
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It's not ezzactly the same thing--but when I got a Brooks B17, known to some as the most comfy saddle ever, it took me months to get used to it. It felt so painful, I almost threw it in the river several times. Once it broke in, it truly did become a great and comfortable seat. In fact, I ended up buying one for another bike. Oddly the second one fit perfectly right out of the box. My conclusion is that the saddle didn't actually get broken in. Rather my butt did.
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Old 04-20-07, 06:31 AM   #3
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Ah yes Grasshopper. Mortal bliss on the bicycle only comes after sufficient sensitivity training.
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Old 04-20-07, 09:38 AM   #4
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Anyone else have similar experiences? Will my butt get used to it?

Yes- and- probably not for a while.
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Old 04-20-07, 03:07 PM   #5
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I moved the seat forward a little and went for a ten mile ride. It felt a lot better.
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I hope you have better luck than I did with saddles. It took me 500 miles and 4 saddles before I finally found one that didn't leave me pain in the butt, legs and back
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It takes some consistent riding to successfully destroy the nerve endings in your butt area. Naturally, there are some nerve endings that are, um awkward, to lose. Fortunately, FiftyPlus riders may find those nerve endings have atrophied anyway.
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