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    Split Saddles with Flatbars?

    Does it have any advantage in saddle sore mitigation to get a split saddle if you have flatbars on your bike that keep you in the mostly upright position? I was looking at an Ergon SM3 saddle and all it has is an indentation channel about 2/3 of the length. I have the Specialized Targa 143 saddle now on my Sirrus Elite Disc.

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    If your saddle sores are on ya nuts or pecker the split saddle might help, but most people get saddle sores on their sit bones and I can't imagines a split saddle would make any difference. I have two split saddles and one "standard" and I believe putting in the kms will condition your butt. My saddle bones have thickened skin over them. Very sexy.
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    Don't they keep your cod's cooler so your taddy's stay healthy!
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    my flatbar bike is medium forward, bra as high as the seat and forward. i like my speacilized sonoma, which has a split. mine is the wider version.

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    Saddle Sores , to my experience are a skin cleanliness issue.
    Saddle Discomfort OTOH is different..

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    You can get saddle sores from impacts hitting your sit bones.

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    thats more like bruises than saddle sores per say.

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