I purchased a Giant TCX 2 and really like it except the ride is a little rough on my bum. The bike has an aluminum fork and I would like to replace it with carbon (I know, I should of got the TCX 1) but I don't want to dish out that kind of money right now
Would a carbon seat post help and do any of you have any suggestions?
Good saddle and some riding shorts with good padding are a must IMO. They have plenty of looser fitting options if you aren't into the spandex look (I certainly am not). Just search for mountain biking shorts and you should be given plenty of affordable options.
I was a noob recently and had my butt hurting quite a bit. I know a lot of people said that pain goes away after a while, but I decided to try to fix it anyway. After the saddle upgrade and shorts I can ride any distance I'm physically capable of without ever being in pain, and that includes many days in a row.