Recently i have been investing in my bike to make it as ready for long distance biking as possible to train on it (and to use it for commuting and utilitarian purposes). Ultimate goal is touring, and for this i would like to find the right saddle.
I bought Terry Liberator X Saddle http://www.terrybicycles.com/saddles...tem_no=2145200 (i is a lady). The brand was recommended from a woman who has been on a tour for quite some time now.
The fit is perfect up front, it almost feels like i am not sitting on anything, it is that comfortable. There is a lot of shock in the rear though. After riding it the first time for maybe 8 miles, not even, my 'butt bones' feel like they are bruised. They hurt so much riding to and from work (which is in total 3 miles) that i want to cry... most of the time i just squeal to make it through. In short i am in a lot of pain.
anyone have any experience with these issues?? what should i try? is this newbie pains? my old saddle was a squishy saddle that made me numb at the end of a longer ride, which is why i picked a hard saddle. i can return the saddle but i want my second try to be closer to perfection than this one. Although i am super comfortable with the front of it that i am reluctant to give it up without hearing more.
thank you in advance.... (i had no idea where to post this so let me know if i should move it to another discussion group?)