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    Dished saddles

    This may sound like a strange question but - when using dished out or scooped saddles (not to be confused with a cut out saddle), should you "sit" inside the actual dished out section? I have been using flat saddles for all my riding thus far and just got a WTB Laser V saddle which has a dished out profile. I find the front end of the dish (most forward to the nose) quite uncomfortable on the crotch. I slide myself back more to relief the pressure and then I feel as I'm sitting on the back of the saddle. I currently have the saddle set flat, level to the ground. Thanks.

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    anyone, please?

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    i dont know much about them as I dont think Ive ever seen one, add a pic, it might help someone remember

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
    i dont know much about them as I dont think Ive ever seen one, add a pic, it might help someone remember
    Thanks. It's the standard WTB Laser V saddle.

    http://www.wtb.com/saddles_laserv.html

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    o, that part is improved blood flow. there are to main arteries that go down the crotch area. when sitting on ordinary seats, your blood flow is reduced so your legs get tired sooner, since they arent getting enough oxygen. sit where your most comfortable, but it will take a lot of testing it to figure out where the best place to sit is, so you get maximum blood flow. hope this helps!
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    Ohhh, when you mentioned "dished out" the first thing that came to mind was a round shape so I thought it was something new

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
    Ohhh, when you mentioned "dished out" the first thing that came to mind was a round shape so I thought it was something new
    ya, thats what i thought to, but i went to the link to see what this seat was. i dont call them dished out, so it confused me
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    Quote Originally Posted by norco_rider77 View Post
    o, that part is improved blood flow. there are to main arteries that go down the crotch area. when sitting on ordinary seats, your blood flow is reduced so your legs get tired sooner, since they arent getting enough oxygen. sit where your most comfortable, but it will take a lot of testing it to figure out where the best place to sit is, so you get maximum blood flow. hope this helps!
    The femoral arteries (main arteries to your legs) run along the top-center of your pelvis and then the inside of your legs. Seating position might have an effect on the flow, but the cut out or dish in the saddle is meant to relieve pressure on the nerves and blood vessels to your penis. It's mostly to prevent/lessen numbing in the crotchular region.

    Quote Originally Posted by bfloyd
    This may sound like a strange question but - when using dished out or scooped saddles (not to be confused with a cut out saddle), should you "sit" inside the actual dished out section? I have been using flat saddles for all my riding thus far and just got a WTB Laser V saddle which has a dished out profile. I find the front end of the dish (most forward to the nose) quite uncomfortable on the crotch. I slide myself back more to relief the pressure and then I feel as I'm sitting on the back of the saddle. I currently have the saddle set flat, level to the ground. Thanks.
    You are supposed to sit over the dish, so that your sit bones support you and your "taint" is over the dish. You should be sitting near the back of your saddle for the most part, but if it feels like you are too far back, the dish might not extend far enough forward to relieve the pressure.

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    thanks for adding to my post. i read a little bit about it in a specialized catalog, since they make seats.
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