Also on I.o.W. Sounds like you need to choose your lines better! 😉Posted 4 years ago
In all seriousness, saddles are a very personal choice. Saying that I’ve always found a Fizik Gobi comfortable on anything to a half hour blat or an all day xc ride across the Island. Also consider a dropper post if you haven’t got one already! Saves your undercarriage if you case anything on downhill sections!
HI, I enjoy long distance Xc. I started getting numbness in my groin followed by blood in semen. Doctor was unconcerned and said would heal in time. At 47 I don’t heal like I used too! Had a word with friends and local bike shop advised to go full sus. Brought a full sus Anthem to replace my hardtail,but still suffer from occasional numbness but thankfully bleeding has stopped. I think a replacement saddle may help, but as I live on Isle Of Wight range of saddles is extremely limited . I do wear padded undershorts. Is there any saddles you recommend? ThanksPosted 4 years agokiloSubscriber
Having had similar numbness on the tt bike I use an adamo saddle on that bike and they do a mtb version but they are an acquired taste
saddle angle did for me, I did a three day mtb stage race earlier in the year and on the second 90 km stage the saddle angle shifted due to the shock going tits up barely noticable but by the end of day three I was p***ing blood and in a bit of discomfort 😆Posted 4 years agotheotherjonvSubscriber
I used spoons for years with no issues until I started training for a solo earlier this year and was getting more and more discomfort as I upped the mileage and time in the saddle. Tried a few others by trial and error, and then eventually after the unedifying experience of having my arse measured and told it was the widest that still fitted into their performance range, settled on a specialized with a big cut out channel in the middle. Since then, wee johnny has been pain and stress free! Is there a spesh dealer on the island, otherwiseget some plasticine, roll into a sheet, sit on it and see how wide apart are the dents where your sit bones rest.Posted 4 years ago
Cheers have ordered a Selle Italia Max Flite Gel Flow,in for a penny in for a pound! Until I broke silence I thought I was the only one with this problem. Great to know I’m not alone. Been married a long time so bike more important then sex life!,lol. See you on the trails.Posted 4 years ago
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