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Toes go numb

Old 08-20-07, 08:09 PM
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Toes go numb

What would be the main reason my toes go numb after I've been riding for only about 5 miles? I've adjusted my seat thinking the front of the saddle was angled up too far. It helped to lower it a bit, but I still had numbing occur. Any suggestions?
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Old 08-20-07, 08:25 PM
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What are you using for pedals and shoes?
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Old 08-21-07, 07:41 AM
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My wife had this problem on her right foot. We were switching out a lot of saddles trying to find a good one. We tried a bunch of plastic ones (2 terry, specialized), and one common problem for her with all these padded saddles was toe numbness.

She switched to Brooks, and the numbness went away.

I suspect that the padding is pushing on a nerve near the sitbones.

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Old 08-21-07, 10:29 AM
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I have this problem all the time. For me, it has to come down to the saddle as much as anything. When I stand for 30 seconds to a minute, it goes away for a while. Have been through all kinds of shoe/pedal combinations trying to fix it but it is no use. It does seem to go away somewhat when I lower the seat a millimeter or two.
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Old 08-21-07, 11:03 AM
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My left toes go numb and I have discovered it's from pedalling with my toes on my left foot rather than farther back on my foot. I started this habit recently because I used to pedal with my heels and thus have been overcompensating by pedalling with my toes and I am still trying to break it.
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