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Old 05-31-06, 09:31 PM
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seat help

New to road biking, and totally in love with it so far. Then only problem is that it kills the crotch everytime I ride . Is this gonna take me getting a new seat, or something a little adjusting will do??? Kinda to embrassed to ask my "bike guy" about.
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Old 05-31-06, 09:41 PM
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You wearing proper clothing?
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Old 05-31-06, 09:42 PM
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Dude, talk to the "bike guy". Saddle pain is one of the most common problems with cycling as a sport. Nothing to be embarassed about.

You might need a new seat, maybe a pair of bike shorts if you haven't already, maybe some saddle adjustments. Talk to the dude, he'll be able to see your problem and find something that works.
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A) Get some decent shorts w/a nice chamois (shorts help a lot (think about chamois creme to reduce chaffing, etc.)).

B) Make sure the saddle is properly adjusted (correct height, fore, aft and angle (this varies for everyone so do a search to see what people recommend, adjust, ride)).

C) Then, and only after trying these things, consider getting a better saddle.

Remember that bike saddles aren't comfortable, only more or less bearable.
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I just ordered one of these yesterday after speaking with one of the owners for about 1/2 hour. The design takes the pressure off of the central portion of the pelvis, just behind the scrotum and put its back on the ischial tuberosities where it belongs. I found that after long rides I'd start moving forward on the saddle and putting pressure exactly where it didn't belong.
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Old 06-01-06, 10:04 AM
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brooks b17 narrow. problem solved.
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Maybe you already know this but it can't hurt to bring it up:

One thing you want to double check is that you're sitting on the saddle properly. Try this: (bonus points if you can do it without laughing)

- Sit on your hand and wiggle around until you can feel two roundish bones on your hand. These are your sit-bones.
- Push up on those bones with your hand as much as possible. Remember how this feels. This is the feeling of sitting on your sit-bones.

Make your saddle level with the ground. When sitting on your saddle you should feel the majority of your weight on these bones - not on the tissue between, behind, or in front of them.

In the beginning these bones might feel a little sore but it will go away quickly as you start getting used to it.

Hope that helps.
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thank you...didn't know, and can't wait to try!
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