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Old 09-06-11, 01:56 PM
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Caymem
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My recommendation is to find a shop that will let you demo different saddles. You may or may not need a center cutout. You may need a narrow, medium, or wide saddle. Some big people have sit bones that are close together, some little people have sit bones that are far apart. You really need to give several different styles, shapes, and sizes of saddles to find what works for you. I tried about ten different saddles before I found the perfect one.

Also, the tilt and height of your saddle can greatly affect how your behind feels after a ride. It take time and a proper fitting to get you going in the proper direction.

Also, you will become tougher the more miles you put in. I assure you, after nearly 10,000 miles, my behind can handle way more miles at a time in the saddle than it could when I was a newbie.

I settled on a Selle SMP Pro. No soreness, no numbness, all happiness.
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