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Old 08-05-15, 09:37 AM
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Saddle Issue-Men Only Need To Read

I recently changed saddles.. Put on a very nice Allante VS.
I did a 25 mile ride yesterday. I have a road bike and am a recreational rider.
Just cruise at 12-14 mph and usually ride on the hoods.

The saddle is level... I noticed that I feel alot of pressure on my prostate...from the front of the saddle.
I found that if I moved my rear back a drop that my butt bones (ishial Tuberosities if you want to get fancy) rested on the
on the high side of the saddle and the tip of the saddle did not press on my prostate. I was always told that you should balance your
weight on your butt bones.

Any suggestions how to remedy this situation. I am open to try anything
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I'm not understanding your question.

It sounds like you discovered the fix is to position yourself correctly on the saddle.
If you are sliding off the correct position, tilt the saddle back until you don't.
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So moving back on the saddle corrected your problem.

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Prostate gland is in side the pelvis, anatomy wise.
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Originally Posted by fietsbob
prostate gland is in side the pelvis, anatomy wise.
I know where it is since I have had it probed on several occasions ... the pressure felt is right on it (below the ball sack)
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thats not the prostate then..
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Counterintuitively, you might try tilting the nose of the saddle up one notch to make sure your weight stays on the rear portion, instead of shifting forward. SOP for us Brooks guys.
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My first thought? The saddle needs to come forward a bit so the wide part is under your sit bones where you actually sit. Second thought - try rotating the seatpost slightly to one side, perhaps a degree. Put tape on the post at the top of the seat tube and go for a ride. Stop and rotate the seat until it is right. I ride with my my seat nose cocked a little to the left.

If you have a 2 bolt seatpost you can do the same incremental adjustments to the seat location on a ride but that is risky if you lose the tilt setting when you loosen a single bolt post.

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Originally Posted by fietsbob
Prostate gland is in side the pelvis, anatomy wise.
Yes; the OP is likely referring to the perineal nerve, not the prostate gland.
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Hey, if guys could weigh in on the female member asking for underwear recommendations under cycling shorts, the women can remark on your perineal nerve discomfort Besides, one of them might be a urologist ...I agree that the answer lies in saddle position (fore/aft, tilt, side angle, height), or else you have the wrong saddle for you. My most comfortable saddle ever, perineal nerve-wise, is the Brooks C-17 with the cut out. I'm sure there are other good choices, but I really love my Cambium.
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Nexride noseless saddle.
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Ischial tuberosities = Sit bones.
Never think about my sit bones on recumbent seats.
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Originally Posted by Cross Creek
Hey, if guys could weigh in on the female member asking for underwear recommendations under cycling shorts, the women can remark on your perineal nerve discomfort Besides, one of them might be a urologist ...I agree that the answer lies in saddle position (fore/aft, tilt, side angle, height), or else you have the wrong saddle for you. My most comfortable saddle ever, perineal nerve-wise, is the Brooks C-17 with the cut out. I'm sure there are other good choices, but I really love my Cambium.
+1 On the C17. I like the standard Brooks saddle, but prefer the zero maintence C17.
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i have a B-17N Imperial (the one with the cutout)- no issues. My wife just got a Selle Anatomica X (also leather with a cutout)- looks to be just as comfy, with a lower price tag to boot.
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