Old 05-23-17, 01:55 PM
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Saddle comfort is a combination of four things. You. The saddle itself. The location on the bike (and to a lessor extent location of the handlebars). And the details of how that saddle is adjusted.

You cannot change "you" (much). The seat you have is paid for and installed. The bike may or may not be set up properly for you. With 12 miles of riding, I am willing to bet the final tweaks of seat adjustment have yet to happen.

For your next 100 miles of riding, carry all the wrenches to adjust your saddle. (Seatpin and saddle clamp.) Make little adjustments and documant them. (This is done far more easily on a seatpost that has 2 bolts to adjust the tilt. If your seatpost is not, you might do well to get a little carpenter's level and a small protractor. Also a tape measure.) Whenever you don't like what you are feeling, stop and tweak the tilt especially but also the back and forth position and see if you can improve things. Get it as good as you can. If then, it still doesn't work, you can start looking at new seats; having a much better idea why your current seat doesn't work.

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