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    Saddle feels bad on trainer

    I have a Specialized Allez that I just bought. I have the saddle fine tuned to feel good on the road but today it rained and I decided to try it out on the trainer. After just a few miles the discomfort was too much to take. I have 700c/23c slick tires running 110psi on it so I don't think its not having the cushion of the tires making much of a difference. I have the bike leveled so there isn't a different angle. Any suggestions/ideas?

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    Go back outside?

    I have no idea why the bike would fit better outside than in. It makes no sense as you sit on the bike the same way. Where was the discomfort? It could also be mental since indoors you have nothing to distract you from any discomfort.

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    Part of it might be mental but I know that the **going to try and explain this tastefully** area directly behind the 'package' starts hurting like there is to much pressure on that area. The front of the seat comes out farther then that so I know thats not it.

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    It's probably because the trainer holds the bike in such a rigid position that you don't get any pressure relief from the slight shifting of the bike underneath your butt that occurs when you're on the road. My suggestion is to make an effort to stand more often even if it's just for a few pedal strokes at a time.

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    Pendergast is right.

    Periodically stand for 30 seconds and pedal.

    Kurt Kinetics addresses this with the "Rock and Roll" platform

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendergast View Post
    It's probably because the trainer holds the bike in such a rigid position that you don't get any pressure relief from the slight shifting of the bike underneath your butt that occurs when you're on the road. My suggestion is to make an effort to stand more often even if it's just for a few pedal strokes at a time.
    +1

    Remember though that saddle comfort is a matter of degrees and even a slight change may cause greater discomfort. Though you may have thought you had leveled it, it may be still off (and you may never get it right.)

    Pendergast is right on with the suggestion above.
    gravity: it's not just a good idea, it's the law.

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