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Old 07-08-20, 07:19 AM
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saddle problems

saddle problems I've just bought a roger black spin bike put a gel cover on it but omg its so painful any tips outthere please
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Old 07-08-20, 07:30 AM
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Old 07-08-20, 07:41 AM
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Take gel cover off. Is it the mushy gel covering that is causing the discomfort?
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Old 07-08-20, 07:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Gconan View Post
Take gel cover off. Is it the mushy gel covering that is causing the discomfort?
no its the seat thats causing the problem its a weird shape tbh not good
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Old 07-08-20, 07:55 AM
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No pain no gain.

It took this mortal about 4 months of daily seat time to get somewhat comfortable on my fluid trainer. And I had been riding bikes outside for many months before that. I guess you could say there really isn't a product that you can buy that will eliminate all discomfort without any built-up endurance. You might find a saddle that helps but it's probably still going to take some time to build up the endurance/muscles. Hard work will come with a payday the only unknown is what day that is and how much labor is required.
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Old 07-08-20, 08:07 AM
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Originally Posted by bigal71 View Post
no its the seat thats causing the problem its a weird shape tbh not good
Perhaps you could swap the uncomfortable one for a different shape? Perhaps where you purchased it they sell other seats? One shape does not fit all. Can this indoor trainer accept a regular bicycle seat? Or are you stuck with something from that manufacturer? I can certainly sympathize. On my 3rd ride on two of my bikes I was in so much pain I wasn't going to be able to ride anymore. I tried another seat and the godless pain went away immediately. I suggest to try another seat with a different shape.
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Old 07-08-20, 11:23 AM
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there are so many "which saddle?" threads going, on the internet, they exceed the several thousand different saddles being made..
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Old 07-08-20, 11:42 AM
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Why can't someone in charge just tell us what saddle we must use?
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Old 07-08-20, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post
Why can't someone in charge just tell us what saddle we must use?
you donít need one until one day you do, and you have to save the best ones for the professionals so their supply doesnít run out, Because we could have made enough and saved them, but we didnít. Soon, using one or not becomes a way of signaling your virtue to your chosen tribe
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The saddle in the pictures does look a little bit strange, but Iím not sure if itís just the color of the cover. Anyway, itís just a regular bike saddle, so you can replace it with anything you like. If your seat height is well below the handlebars, try something wider. The above people are right that it stops hurting, but you donít have to inflict the max pain on yourself until it stops.

The next saddle I buy is going to be a Fabric brand. Not because I have especially high hopes that it will be better than the last one, but because they sponsor a paralyzed rider who they continue to support since his injury, even setting him up with university and corporate R&D for his seat on his e bike and hand cycles, and I think thatís pretty cool.
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Old 07-08-20, 05:27 PM
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Gconan is correct, dump the gel cover. There are many aspects to getting a saddle position comfortable. Have you tried any adjustment to seat height, angle or forward/backward position? Do an internet search for "Sheldon Brown Saddles" to start your quest for bicycle seat nirvana. Getting a comfortable fits is a trial and error effort. Your handlebar reach and height may also be a factor.
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Old 07-08-20, 09:56 PM
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I never had any pain on leather saddle but you'd get some arguments on that so I won't go there.
The point is, different butts like different saddles. Terry makes some good comfortable saddles. Ideally I'd say try as many as you can but that's not so easy these days. Too soft is never good though. The compression spreads to soft tissue that isn't meant for support. Keeping just your sit bones cuddled is your goal. Lowering the handlebars takes weight off your butt and puts in on your hands which can create its own problems. That is more easily fixed however. Lastly some have suggested it takes a while for your body to get used to cycling. That's true but I don't think pain should be in the equation so make sure your fit is good, your saddle supports your sit bones and then, shut down at anything approaching pain for 5 min or so at least.😁
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Old 07-08-20, 10:12 PM
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First thing, measure your ďsit-bonesĒ so you get a proper width saddle. Realize that any bike that is fixed in place will likely get uncomfortable after awhile. You arenít moving around as much or out of the saddle as much as when out on the road. Chamois cream might buy you some time before discomfort sets in. It is the nature of the beast.
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Old 07-08-20, 11:52 PM
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I use a WTB Pure V on my mountain bikes. I liked it so much I am using one on my road bike.

I only brought this up since you will be riding off-road.

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