i just picked up my first bike in a decade. a 2012 giant roam 1. picked it up at my LBS for around $600. i was wondering if i should get a new saddle because the stock one is a little stiff and it sorta leaves my area sore. or is this normal for someone who hasnt rode a bike in years?
If you have not ridden in many years, and just starting to ride again, your butt is probably going to be sore for a couple weeks to a month. Start your rides off short and gradually increase the distance and it will go away eventually, why, I have no idea. Keep riding regularly and if it still hurts in a month, then you might want to start looking at other saddles.
Congrats, just picked up a 2012 Jamis Coda Sport myself!! LOL, ya most OEM seats aren't the best, I'll be looking for different saddle myself but the stock seat wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. ENJOY!
Take care, RIDE SAFE, have FUN!
1993 Mongoose Switchback Ridged MTB, converted to a "Rail Trail Bike"! :)