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Old 05-22-19, 11:05 PM
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wedgeSG
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Short answer, it shouldn’t. There will be a period of adjusting to about any saddle but what you describe sounds like something is entirely wrong. Go to a bike shop and have your sit bones measured. This is not as weird as it sounds...you will sit on a soft pad and your sit bones will leave a pair of impressions in it. This distance will be like 130, 140, 150ish mm. This will give you an idea of what width you will need. From there try some gender specific types to see what works with your personal anatomy. Most shops will have “test” saddles available for this or can be purchased on EBay or similar. Try several, it can be a lengthy process or you may find one that disappears under you first try. Really, a good fit is gonna be evident pretty quickly.
From my wife’s searches a Selle SMP is hard to beat and is offered in a multitude of profiles. Also check out offerings from Terry, most of their line was developed for women. Good luck in your quest. Saddle comfort and proper fit on the bike is paramount to enjoying riding and preventing injury while pedaling.
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