My wife's back to cycling after many years off and (almost) loving it. Started back in April with her old aluminum 7 speed (with a triple) road bike. We're riding the mountain roads in Western North Carolina. The saddle really killed her the first 3 1/2 months. It is a Terry Women's Liberator X Gel Bicycle Saddle. It hurt her soft bits and created a sore spot on her upper thigh. My guess is the saddle was too soft.
After talking with them and getting measured for sit bones, our LBS recommended a Women's Oura RBX Expert Gel size 155. The sales person (a woman) uses it and loves it. This saddle is much firmer than her old one and has a huge space in the middle.
After riding with the new saddle all of her OLD problems are gone!
HOWEVER, now she's getting a swollen lump under the skin just to the mid-body side of the left sit-bone. It happens during each ride and each ride it gets worse and is staying for days.
Any experience or thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks.