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    best saddle for protecting the junk

    what saddle do you all recommend to protect big



    Lately I've been feeling really numb. I've tried the Soma Kamasori and it doesn't work very well.
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    protect the big "ohio?"

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    Can you adjust saddle tilt? If so, lower the front a tiny amount and see if that helps.
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    The OP is a rare case of TMI and not enough information.

    There are a lot of variables in this question and not a lot to go on except your gender. I have no idea what that saddle you reference is like. A link to a picture may or may not help. What kind of bike is it attached to? Are you riding in "civvies" or are you using cycling shorts? Are they over padded and perhaps the culprit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    The OP is a rare case of TMI and not enough information.

    ...A link to a picture may or may not help....
    Just to clarify, picture OF THE SADDLE. THE SADDLE. Thank you.
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    If a Brooks works for you, you could do a cutout, or get a Selle Anatomica that comes with a cutout.
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    stand up during your ride more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mastertongue View Post
    what saddle do you all recommend, Lately I've been feeling really numb. I've tried the Soma Kamasori and it doesn't work very well.
    For bodies as yours this is the only answer.

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    I was experiencing similar trouble (numbness) on rides over 20 miles. I purchased a Planet Bike Competition ARS seat -- ARS = Anatomic Relief Saddle / Seat. It has a channel down the center so there's no pressure in the wrong places. I absolutely love it and would recommend one to any rider (cost about $45). Planet Bike makes two versions - the Competition which is slimmer for road biking and the standard one, which is wider for a more upright riding position. They also male and female specific versions for each seat. Other companies make very similar seats and I assume they work just as well. Also, the competition isn't as comfortable if you're not wearing padded shorts.

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    Some folks are showers and some folks are growers. I appear to be a "shower."

    Anyways, my experience is that for rides over about 15 miles, there's no substitute for padded bike shorts. They don't have to be the dorky spandex (and you can always wear shorts over Spandex; board shorts are great for that), but you need something tight to keep the boys organized and some padding to keep them unbruised.

    In a general sense, saddles are tricky to get right. But if you need an expensive one, bite the bullet and pay out. It matters.
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    Take a look at Moonsaddle. I've got 4000 miles on mine. Sixty day money back guarantee.
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