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I donít really like my wide saddle

Old 03-04-20, 12:57 AM
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I donít really like my wide saddle

Or bike seat, whatever you call it. Iím definitely a bigger and more muscular guy for my height. One time a guy at the shop said I would love the bigger saddles and it would be so much more comfortable.

The first time I rode it I liked it. But Iíve never liked it very much since then. Itís nice to sit in, but not to ride for a long time. The guy said it takes time to break it in. Well, Iíve never really gotten used to it! I think itís been more than a year.

Should I go back? Or is there a medium one? The problem is the one I had before was 150 bucks. So he said to just keep riding the big one.
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It's good to have you back, @DreamRider85...

the place isn't the same without you. Photo of the saddle, and of you on the saddle? Shirtless?
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Wilderness Trail Bikes saddles
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Old 03-04-20, 07:19 AM
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swap it out or ask the guy at the shop if you can try some others out for a week at a time
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Get a thinner saddle so you know if its better for you. Dont continue to handicap your riding enjoyment.
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Depends on how much your into pain

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Being muscular or heavy does not, AFAIK make your bone structure larger, and saddles are supposed to fit your arse bones, so a big muscular person will not necessarily need a wider saddle - their arse bones are going to be the same geometry as an average sized person, in general. Also generally speaking, wider and softer saddles are generally not suited for longer rides, especially if you have a 'sporty' or 'aggressive' bent-over posture on your bike - a wider saddle works fine on an upright bike like a cruiser or Dutch bike, but narrower saddles are generally preferred for hybrid, road, mountain and touring bikes.
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Old 03-05-20, 11:53 AM
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DreamRider85 do you know the name of the saddle/seat? Is it leather? Padded plastic? Un-padded plastic? Also, where's your pain? When I was on a wide saddle, the thigh chafing was awful.

On a separate note, I always found it funny; seat stays, seat tube, seat post, seat clamp, saddle.
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