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    Junior Member debrent's Avatar
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    Loving my new DS 8.4

    Walked 5.5 miles to the bike store just so I could ride it home yesterday. Then took her on a nice little 10 mile shakedown cruise. After the walk+ride, it was enough for me for one day. I'm only just getting back into the whole exercise thing again.

    Did a longer 21 mile ride today but it was a pretty pedestrian pace and took me over 2 hrs. I've got a long way to go but it's going to be fun getting there.

    As far as the bike goes, it's a perfect choice for the riding I want to do. I'm mostly on paved roads and paths but I don't worry when the occasional dirt stretch of path comes up and adjusting the front fork is smooth and easy to do while under way. The shifting is smooth and precise and the hydraulic disc brakes are so much smoother and more predictable then the manual disc brakes I had on my last bike.

    My only real complaint would be the same I've read from others and that is the saddle isn't exactly comfortable. In fact my sit bones feel bruised right now and I probably won't ride tomorrow as a result. I definitely need to look into a more comfortable seat especially since my rides are likely to be in the 2+ hr range.

    I've also been using the "mapmyride" free app and I quite like it for reviewing my route, times, speed, and elevation changes as well as calories burned. Not bad at all for a freebie.

    Anyway just wanted to jump on and shrare my first couple of days on my new hybrid with everyone. Take care...

    Don B.
    Last edited by debrent; 11-28-13 at 12:15 AM.

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    If you have not ridden regularly within the past few months your sit bones will hurt for the first month or so. Give the saddle a chance before you do anything.

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    Glad to hear you're enjoying it. I've had my Trek for about 6 months and I still get a big kick out of it each time I go and get it out of the garage.

    I would give the seat a chance before looking into something different. It's a common complaint from people who haven't ridden in a long time.

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    Ditto on the seat. My Giant's seat is hard as a rock, but I can ride it for 60 miles with no trouble.

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    Junior Member debrent's Avatar
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    Are there any disadvantages to a softer or more padded seat?

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    Softer saddle can cause you to sink into the saddle and cause pressure in between your sitbones that are not meant to bear weight. It can lead to issues like numbness in your genitals in some situations.

    Just make sure the saddle is wide enough for your sit bones.

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    New bike? Pics please!

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