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Old 01-25-11, 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by MDcatV View Post
i've heard numb dick called the phantom weiner. that makes me laugh.


I told this to my training partner at lunch, to which he retorted: "tingle dingle"
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Old 01-25-11, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by spessx View Post
Thanks for the help everyone!





I think I'm going to give this a shot. Those SMP saddles look like flacid man parts. I'm not putting that thing on my bike. It just looks weird.

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I tried about 4 different saddles before an SMP. The SMP works the best for me without a doubt.
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Old 01-25-11, 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by spessx View Post
Hey guys,

I need to get a new saddle for my bike and know very little about how to choose. Basically, the Bontrager Race Lite that came on my Madone is giving me a sore taint and occasionally even numb junk. It's worse when I'm riding on the trainer.

I've tried lowering my seat height a little and even toyed with the seat angle - no luck. Numb Junk.

Saddles are expensive and I don't want to have to buy five before I figure out if I've got one that I like.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

-s
Lowering the saddle just puts more weight on the area that's already sore.

You can lower the nose on your saddle maybe 1 degree, that can help. Just make sure that it doesn't make you slide forward and put too much pressure on your hands.
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Old 01-25-11, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by ridethatbike View Post
Lowering the saddle just puts more weight on the area that's already sore.

You can lower the nose on your saddle maybe 1 degree, that can help. Just make sure that it doesn't make you slide forward and put too much pressure on your hands.
There are a lot of variables. If, for example, his saddle is 2cm too high, lowering it will actually relieve weight on the area since the legs won't be stretching to meet the bottom of the stroke.

Also, sometimes tipping the saddle up can relieve more pressure than tipping it down. Everyone's anatomy and fit are different. I agree that many things can and should be checked in case a solution can be found, but we just have to be careful with the assumptions.

This best way to relieve pressure is to put out more power though, because then more of your weight is moved to your shoes. So, try just going faster all the time
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
I decided to sell my old TT bike when I rode it one day a couple of months back for 3+ hours. Afterwards I couldn't walk (my arthritic right knee was utterly whacked) and I couldn't urinate without considerable pain for the rest of the day.

I don't have any problems on the new Cervelo P3. So it goes. Sometimes the fact that a bike doesn't really fit has to be beaten into you.
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Old 01-25-11, 03:48 PM
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Originally Posted by waterrockets View Post
There are a lot of variables. If, for example, his saddle is 2cm too high, lowering it will actually relieve weight on the area since the legs won't be stretching to meet the bottom of the stroke.

Also, sometimes tipping the saddle up can relieve more pressure than tipping it down. Everyone's anatomy and fit are different. I agree that many things can and should be checked in case a solution can be found, but we just have to be careful with the assumptions.

This best way to relieve pressure is to put out more power though, because then more of your weight is moved to your shoes. So, try just going faster all the time
Good points! Especially the last one.
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Old 01-26-11, 05:05 AM
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Originally Posted by waterrockets View Post


I told this to my training partner at lunch, to which he retorted: "tingle dingle"
I've always heard "sleepy pee pee"

I've heard nothing but good things about the SMP on this board (at least from those who have actually used it as opposed to just commenting on its aesthetic).

Has anyone tried it and hated it? Is there any particular model you recommend?
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Old 01-26-11, 08:49 AM
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I ride the Composit and I believe CDR does as well. I also think I weight about 40lbs more than him. There's no padding on the saddle, but that doesn't bother me. I might get the next size up to try as I have some issues after about 3 hours, but that may be because I barely ever ride 3+ hours.
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Old 01-26-11, 08:54 PM
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I road an ISM Adamo and it solved my problem. Now I ride an ISM Podium and its just as great.

www.ismseat.com
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Old 01-27-11, 08:30 AM
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Originally Posted by LanceFanBoy View Post
I road an ISM Adamo and it solved my problem. Now I ride an ISM Podium and its just as great.

www.ismseat.com
Don't your shorts rub the hell out of the sides? Even with narrow Flite-style saddles, I still tear the hell out of the sides of the nose with my thighs.
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Old 01-27-11, 08:32 AM
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No arione love here?? I'll chime in -- love it, particularly when level!! (Great deals on eBay for many saddles.)
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Old 01-27-11, 08:48 AM
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Do not like Arione.
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Old 01-27-11, 08:50 AM
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Trainer rides of 2 hours + can cause this issue for me.
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Old 01-27-11, 08:57 AM
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Originally Posted by wfrogge View Post
Trainer rides of 2 hours + can cause this issue for me.
I've been using a cdr recommended approach of getting off the bike every hour or so; it helps!
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Old 01-27-11, 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
Do not like Arione.
Surprise, surprise.
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Old 01-31-11, 09:11 PM
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Originally Posted by waterrockets View Post
Don't your shorts rub the hell out of the sides? Even with narrow Flite-style saddles, I still tear the hell out of the sides of the nose with my thighs.
I'm a pretty thin guy 6' 145lbs. I've got a good amount of clearance there. I do get rubbing when I'm back on the seat but generally I ride on the front of it. On the trainer I definitely notice it more than on the road where i'm in and out of the saddle and pushing it more.
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Old 02-01-11, 07:43 AM
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arione = phantom weiner for me.

very expensive saddle, i know folks who got them, loved them after first few rides, then as they "broke in" and kept breaking in, found them to be ass hatchets.
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