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Sit bones

Postby MrBond » Sat May 30, 2015 6:38 am

I've been doing a lot more cycling lately, and my sit bones are screaming at me in protest. :roll:

I've tried moving the seat around, different cycling shorts and seats to no avail, any suggestions what I could try next ?

Thanks in advance...
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Re: Sit bones

Postby trixiee » Sat May 30, 2015 7:30 am

Wow... Can't help you, except for using some chamois cream? Is it chafing, or pain?
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Re: Sit bones

Postby Mark.AU » Sat May 30, 2015 7:57 am

Either you need a new/different saddle or it's simply a matter of getting the time on it harden up. Even on my most comfortable saddle, one I've gots 1000's of km on, if I've been off it for a while it still takes a couple of weeks to get used to it.
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Re: Sit bones

Postby MrBond » Sat May 30, 2015 11:34 am

trixiee wrote:Wow... Can't help you, except for using some chamois cream? Is it chafing, or pain?


Its pain, right on the pointy parts of the pelvic bone. Maybe if I have a little more 'cushion'.... :?:
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Re: Sit bones

Postby MrBond » Sat May 30, 2015 11:35 am

Mark.AU wrote:Either you need a new/different saddle or it's simply a matter of getting the time on it harden up. Even on my most comfortable saddle, one I've gots 1000's of km on, if I've been off it for a while it still takes a couple of weeks to get used to it.


That's kinda what I figured, but thank you for the heads up Mark !
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Re: Sit bones

Postby Wu wei » Tue Jun 02, 2015 4:27 pm

Not sure if you want to try a new saddle, but I recently discovered what I think is the most comfortable saddle I have ever ridden.... the Selle SMP.
I got an "Evolution" model tester from my LBS. It's in Selle SMP's "minimal" padding line.
I was told long ago that less padding is actually more comfortable... something to do with padding causing soft tissue problems.
They are somewhat bizarre looking saddles, and quite pricey, but I couldn't get over how instantly comfortable it felt.
My wife ended up buying one for herself and had zero issues with 4 hour rides right away.
Be cautious if you buy used though... I found several fake SMP's (only the carbon models I think) being sold on classified sites.
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Re: Sit bones

Postby MINITEE » Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:49 pm

Wu wei wrote:Not sure if you want to try a new saddle, but I recently discovered what I think is the most comfortable saddle I have ever ridden.... the Selle SMP.
I got an "Evolution" model tester from my LBS. It's in Selle SMP's "minimal" padding line.
I was told long ago that less padding is actually more comfortable... something to do with padding causing soft tissue problems.
They are somewhat bizarre looking saddles, and quite pricey, but I couldn't get over how instantly comfortable it felt.
My wife ended up buying one for herself and had zero issues with 4 hour rides right away.
Be cautious if you buy used though... I found several fake SMP's (only the carbon models I think) being sold on classified sites.



The Selle is an amazing saddle.

With the shop I worked at being closed last summer I'm a bit behind on any new updates but Adamo and Cobb also have really well received saddles while pricey, most shops that carry them will have a demo/test fleet so you can try before you "invest".
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