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Join Date: Nov 2010
Bikes: 2009 Specialized Rockhopper Comp Disc, 2009 Specialized Tricross Sport
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... an update on the discomfort issue.
I took a look at the saddle after feeling like muscles on one side were strained during a climb, and found it was rotated slightly. Not sure what caused that.
I also tried reversing some changes I'd made a while previously. I'd tested them but on reflection I realised that a lot of riding around London involves stopping every couple of miles so something feeling like it was good wouldn't necessarily still feel good after many miles without stopping at a junction. I also corrected the saddle being slightly rotated.
That also meant that my sitting position was more comfortable. Previously if the saddle was uncomfortable I thought it meant the pad wasn't correctly positioned, and I realised I was tending to pull my shorts up tighter than was appropriate, so effectively by the time I got to the end of a ride I was cycling with a wedgie. That makes some of the pain far more understandable.
What I've got now is still comfortable after 40 miles (the furthest I've been since the adjustments) when most of that distance was on open roads without having to constantly stop. So now I need to ride one of my 200km routes and see how it all measures up.
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