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linsenlinsen Posts: 1,959
edited May 2009 in Commuting chat
Right then

You lot mocked my silly saddle so I popped to LBS, got measured and bought a proper grown up saddle.

Well, now on long rides my sit bones get all sore.

The best response I have had so far is "it's supposed to hurt".

I am not so sure I like that answer.

Anyone got a better one?
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  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 20,049
    linsen wrote:
    Right then

    You lot mocked my silly saddle so I popped to LBS, got measured and bought a proper grown up saddle.

    Well, now on long rides my sit bones get all sore.

    The best response I have had so far is "it's supposed to hurt".

    I am not so sure I like that answer.

    Anyone got a better one?

    WTFU and live with it like the rest of us :roll: :lol: I have saddle sores in a very very bad place do you hear me complaining, well yes actually, ouch :(
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  • always_tyredalways_tyred Posts: 4,965
    I am NOT taking responsibility for this.

    Have you tried sidesaddle?











    (It gets better. Or eventually goes numb. Hard to tell the difference).
  • roger_merrimanroger_merriman Posts: 6,165
    use the silly one, i have on my old bike a saddle that is very much a MTB saddle from ages back that while heavy and ugly, happens to fit very well that it's rare for me to be at all uncomftable on a ride, normally 50 miles give or take.
  • DonDaddyDDonDaddyD Posts: 12,689
    I don't understand the whole saddle sore thing...
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  • laughingboylaughingboy Posts: 248
    linsen wrote:
    ...on long rides my sit bones get all sore.

    The best response I have had so far is "it's supposed to hurt".

    I am not so sure I like that answer.

    Anyone got a better one?

    Some saddles - even ones that are later 'perfectly comfortable' - are tough on the sitting bones to begin with.

    In time the soreness will pass (I think one's posterior adapts, somehow. In other cases, the saddle 'breaks in'). Think of it like 'fagging' - it is a rite of passage.
  • always_tyredalways_tyred Posts: 4,965
    DonDaddyD wrote:
    I don't understand the whole saddle sore thing...

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  • greg66_tri_v2.0greg66_tri_v2.0 Posts: 7,172
    When you say "sit bones", do you mean the twin points tucked under the base of your buttocks, above the top of the inside back of your hamstrings, about the size of you finger tip? if you were to try to stick your finger up your bum* whilst very p!ssed**, you could miss*** yet be close enough to hit these points?

    These desensitize quite quickly on a new saddle. WFTU, in the meantime, FFS.

    If you mean anywhere else, you should probably see a doctor. Female would be best, I reckon.

    And just so you know, it's *always* worse for us blokes. Always.


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  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 20,049
    Yeh it's ALWAYS worse for men because were so hard

    @DDD try riding 13+ hours a week then you'll know what I mean and trust me it hurts bad really bad, that's MTFUing
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  • lost_in_thoughtlost_in_thought Posts: 10,563
    Greg, what on earth are you ranting about? :?

    Anyhow. I have the same saddle, and although after a break during a ride there's a brief period of 'ooh I know exactly where my sit bones are' it soon disappears.

    However, Linds, I have a lot more @rse than you do... maybe you need more padding?
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 20,049
    Greg, what on earth are you ranting about? :?

    Anyhow. I have the same saddle, and although after a break during a ride there's a brief period of 'ooh I know exactly where my sit bones are' it soon disappears.

    However, Linds, I have a lot more @rse than you do... maybe you need more padding?

    No no no less is more :roll: :P
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  • sarajoysarajoy Posts: 1,675
    Linsen, which saddle?

    As my bike came with a Spesh Women's Sonoma which for some reason I didn't get on with. It was fairly padded but the padding was pretty stiff so it sort of felt all angular anyway.

    I've found love with the Charge Ladle saddle - it's hard, but it's smooth :)

    Actually, it might be that I eventually go to the marginally narrower Spoon, as I can rather feel the sides of the saddle on my downstrokes, but we'll see...
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  • lost_in_thoughtlost_in_thought Posts: 10,563
    itboffin wrote:
    Greg, what on earth are you ranting about? :?

    Anyhow. I have the same saddle, and although after a break during a ride there's a brief period of 'ooh I know exactly where my sit bones are' it soon disappears.

    However, Linds, I have a lot more @rse than you do... maybe you need more padding?

    No no no less is more :roll: :P

    Yeah, that is the mantra. What was I thinking? WTFU. :P
  • always_tyredalways_tyred Posts: 4,965
    You know when you go to the bike shop to try that little measuring thing for Specialized saddles? What a waste of time. All they need do is ask "how far apart are the twin points tucked under the base of your buttocks, above the top of the inside back of your hamstrings, about the size of you finger tip? if you were to try to stick your.... CENSORED"
  • linsenlinsen Posts: 1,959
    Greg66 wrote:
    When you say "sit bones", do you mean the twin points tucked under the base of your buttocks, above the top of the inside back of your hamstrings, about the size of you finger tip? if you were to try to stick your finger up your bum* whilst very p!ssed**, you could miss*** yet be close enough to hit these points?

    These desensitize quite quickly on a new saddle. WFTU, in the meantime, FFS.

    If you mean anywhere else, you should probably see a doctor. Female would be best, I reckon.

    And just so you know, it's *always* worse for us blokes. Always.


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    hahahahahaha

    yes, proud to say that I know what sit bones are.....
    no investigations needed for now.....

    Sarajoy - it is a Jett saddle.

    Suppose it would help if I didn't ignore my bike for weeks on end then go out on a 100km ride, then do exactly that again :roll:
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  • always_tyredalways_tyred Posts: 4,965
    itboffin wrote:
    Greg, what on earth are you ranting about? :?

    Anyhow. I have the same saddle, and although after a break during a ride there's a brief period of 'ooh I know exactly where my sit bones are' it soon disappears.

    However, Linds, I have a lot more @rse than you do... maybe you need more padding?

    No no no less is more :roll: :P

    Yeah, that is the mantra. What was I thinking? WTFU. :P
    Not every bloke thinks this.
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