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    Advice on padded shorts/underwear!!

    Hi everyone,

    I am new to this forum and need a little advice. I bought my first bike 4 weeks ago. Its a Specialized Myka HT Com 2010. I bought some padded underwear from Decathlon but this underwear doesn't seem to be working. Can anyone recommend a decent pair that will help? I am planning to start riding farther away but am worried just in case it hurts so much that I struggle to get back.

    Thanks
    Jo

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    Reppin' the hacks crazyotte's Avatar
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    The more you ride, the more you dial in your seat position and your legs get stronger to push you outta the saddle more. It'll help...
    Sorry i can't directly answer your question, but heres more info on what i mentioned: l

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    There is no silver bullet to make someone just beginning riding comfortable for hours-long rides.
    It take many hours, and many miles, to toughen up your backside.
    And understand that the chamois in shorts is there to prevent chaffing and absorb moisture, *not* to provide soft padding.
    Padding, (if any), belongs in the saddle, and should be so firm that it is difficult to press your thumb into it.

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    Ok thanks for your replies! Much appreciated. I will grin and bear it until I am used to it. :-)

    Jo

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    Just use the pain in your ass as motivation to stand up off the saddle & make your legs stronger. It's gonna hurt either way, but you can kill two birds with one stone by using you butt pains to stand & pedal harder, & then use your leg pains to sit & toughen up your backside.
    just a n00b with an ego

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    I use Pearl Izumi Quest shorts, and PI Attack shorts, the Attacks fit much better
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