Hybrid saddle

1000yardstare
1000yardstare Posts: 2
edited September 2012 in Road buying advice
Hi all
After a few years of inactivity I decided to buy a hybrid to get myself fit doing some road miles. I decided on the Specialized Sirrus. No complaints with the bike and I do up to 2 hour rides 3 times a week. The only problem I'm getting is the numbness in the nether regions? Tried to ignore it but seems to get worse on long rides. Any recommendations for more suitable saddles for the type and length of rides I'm currently doing?
Thanks

Comments

  • topdude
    topdude Posts: 1,557
    As your riding position will be fairly upright how about tilting the saddle down a little at the front, this will throw more weight on to your arms and a bit less on your bum.
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  • unixnerd
    unixnerd Posts: 2,864
    +1 for tilting it forward very slightly. What saddle does it have at the moment?
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