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    Just bought a single speed, and my ass hurts...

    I am a woman, about 5'7 and 140, I just need some help picking out something that will keep my ass from hurting. Any cushioned bike shorts anyone recommends? Maybe something to wear under my clothes when I ride? I wear tight jeans for the most part, haven't bought any sweet cycling gear yet. Maybe I will have to....
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    Congratulations on the new bike! You might be better off asking this in the women's forum, as women and men typically have a little different needs when it comes to comfort in the saddle. That said, my boss loves her Pearl Izumi Ultrasensor shorts. What is your saddle like? Most stock saddles are designed for the thinner hips that men have. There are wider, women's specific saddles that accommodate wider hips.

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by carleton View Post
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    Of my bike? It's a 2009 schwinn madison
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    If you haven't been riding regularly for a while your butt will have to go through a "break-in" period for any bike you get. It usually takes about a week or so. After that then look into getting a women's specific saddle. Go to your local bike shop and ask what they have in stock and they will help.

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    ok, I will just grin and bear it and take a lot of Aleve
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    Those straps look more saggy than my 70 year-old middle school principle's boobs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mandiejackson View Post
    Of my bike? It's a 2009 schwinn madison
    ummmm...of the "I wear tight jeans for the most part" part.



    Just kidding.

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    What kind of hurt? Abrasion? Muscular soreness? Does it feel like it's the sit bones?
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    Since you are local, I have an old Terry saddle sitting in my parts bin that you can have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynikal View Post
    Since you are local, I have an old Terry saddle sitting in my parts bin that you can have.

    do you live in midtown??
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    expect to go through some pain as your butt gets used to rides that last more than ten minutes, but if you're in agony something's amiss.

    it shouldn't hurt the second you get on the saddle for the first time in the day.

    who fit the bike to you? a performance bike employee?

    is it the saddle that comes on the madison?

    are there areas of pressure that are worse than others, is it not a general butt pain?

    if the answers to the above questions are yes, i'd suggest getting the bike refit by someone who knows how to fit a bike. if that doesn't solve it, consider a woman's specific saddle or just another saddle that fits your anatomy better.

    a good saddle takes a week of solid riding to even begin to break in, leather or plastic. that said, you want a saddle that will support you, not squish up against you and put pressure back onto your tenderparts. some of the most comfortable saddles after an hour of riding are the hardest feeling ones... you want it to fit you, not absorb and push against your hard parts so the soft parts have less pressure.

    but yes, it will take *some* getting used to.



    DEFINITELY take up the terry saddle offer, if only to 'test ride' it for a week and give it back if it's not helping your problem. with saddles you really have to try it to know anything.

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    Land Park but I work downtown. Its all close.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso View Post
    What kind of hurt? Abrasion? Muscular soreness? Does it feel like it's the sit bones?
    i think it's just from the seat smashing up against my "area"

    i have ridden to work and back a few times, if it just needs some breaking-in time then i will just wait it out, i guess if it's a problem for another week i will look for a new saddle

    http://www.schwinnbike.com/SchwinnFi...9MAD_246_1.jpg

    san marcos saddle. no idea if it's a good one or not, i just needed a faster bike for commuting and i thought the madison was nice and inexpensive-ish. i have it in black though
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    Those straps look more saggy than my 70 year-old middle school principle's boobs.

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    yeah that's a ponza and i've heard they only have one comfortable position, which won't work for everyone.

    i haven't ridden one but they feel godawful just looking at their shape.

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    Terry saddles are nice, my wife has one on her road bike and a Brooks on her singlespeed.

    Terry also sells a wide variety of women specific cycling shorts and tops. And they aren't all flowers and puppy dogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
    expect to go through some pain as your butt gets used to rides that last more than ten minutes, but if you're in agony something's amiss.

    it shouldn't hurt the second you get on the saddle for the first time in the day.

    who fit the bike to you? a performance bike employee?

    is it the saddle that comes on the madison?

    are there areas of pressure that are worse than others, is it not a general butt pain?

    if the answers to the above questions are yes, i'd suggest getting the bike refit by someone who knows how to fit a bike. if that doesn't solve it, consider a woman's specific saddle or just another saddle that fits your anatomy better.

    a good saddle takes a week of solid riding to even begin to break in, leather or plastic. that said, you want a saddle that will support you, not squish up against you and put pressure back onto your tenderparts. some of the most comfortable saddles after an hour of riding are the hardest feeling ones... you want it to fit you, not absorb and push against your hard parts so the soft parts have less pressure.

    but yes, it will take *some* getting used to.



    DEFINITELY take up the terry saddle offer, if only to 'test ride' it for a week and give it back if it's not helping your problem. with saddles you really have to try it to know anything.
    Thanks, that is a lot of help. I will wait it out, I haven't really ridden single speed before, I am used to cruisers but they are too slow and bulky.
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    there are enough goddamn flowers and puppy dogs though.

    http://www.terrybicycles.com/product...splay/1858.gif yay flowers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynikal View Post
    Land Park but I work downtown. Its all close.

    i work downtown too, you a fellow furloughed state employee like me? wasting time on bikeforums instead of actually working? ha
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    Quote Originally Posted by mandiejackson View Post
    i think it's just from the seat smashing up against my "area"

    i have ridden to work and back a few times, if it just needs some breaking-in time then i will just wait it out, i guess if it's a problem for another week i will look for a new saddle

    http://www.schwinnbike.com/SchwinnFi...9MAD_246_1.jpg

    san marcos saddle. no idea if it's a good one or not, i just needed a faster bike for commuting and i thought the madison was nice and inexpensive-ish. i have it in black though
    Give it a little time. And make sure it's relatively level (a few degrees up or down seems okay but more than half a bubble may cause you to put too much pressure on tender parts). I hated the Selle Italia Flite that came stock on my first "good" bike. Now I can't ride anything else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mandiejackson View Post
    Thanks, that is a lot of help. I will wait it out, I haven't really ridden single speed before, I am used to cruisers but they are too slow and bulky.
    it's more the change in riding position, a cruiser puts you upright for comfort and a madison and road bikes/track bikes have you in much more of a tuck out over the bars for aerodynamics and to keep your muscles aligned for powerful strokes.

    i just wanted to echo the 'tuff up and wait it out' advice without being ridiculous- if you're in serious pain or pain that continues or worsens do NOT continue because you can really seriously hurt your precious booty.

    Quote Originally Posted by caloso View Post
    Give it a little time. And make sure it's relatively level (a few degrees up or down seems okay but more than half a bubble may cause you to put too much pressure on tender parts). I hated the Selle Italia Flite that came stock on my first "good" bike. Now I can't ride anything else.
    how could you!

    i love the flite, best saddle i've ridden aside from the aspide, if only the aspide fit me. maybe that's because i came from much harder saddles. the first hard saddle i rode fit me pretty good. it was an "ouch, that's annoying" feeling rather than a "oh god my ass is killing me" kind of feeling.

    in fact, mandie, get back to me if you are still having problems in a week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
    there are enough goddamn flowers and puppy dogs though.

    http://www.terrybicycles.com/product...splay/1858.gif yay flowers.

    haha, sorry, but those are FUGLY
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    okay thanks for all the advice everyone, I will check into it. The place I bought my bike forum keeps hiring new people who pretty much come across as being a few bolts short of a toolbox so I will probably take it somewhere where people know what they are talking about.

    The guy I bought my bike from swore it didn't come in an extra small until I told him that I SAW IT ON THE WEBSITE. haha.

    And I am game to borrow that terry seat
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    Quote Originally Posted by mandiejackson View Post
    haha, sorry, but those are FUGLY

    Must be part of the "retired in Florida" lineup.

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    Two of those letters are wrong

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    check out bonktown.com they a single item for a short period of time at a steap discount then move on to the next item. It always seems to be womens clothes so yo could easily get some cheap shorts to wear

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