Well given that saddle manufacturers don’t set out to make saddles that make your bits numb, and they probably tested them before making them, one can only conclude that everyone’s bum is different, and therefore the only option is to keep trying til you find one you like.
However I would like to point out that setup is crucial. Your nob goes numb when there is pressure on your perineum instead of on your sit bones where it’s meant to be. Possible reasons:
1) Saddle is too narrow, so your sit bones aren’t being supported
2) Saddle is nose up, so the wide bit isn’t supporting your sit bones
3) Saddle needs to be slightly nose down. My road bike needs this to get weight on my sitbones.
4) Saddle is too far back, so the wide part isn;t under your sit bones
Once you are aware of the position of your sit bones you start to notice it.Posted 3 months agoandyb39Member
If numbness is an issue, it’s worth looking for a saddle that has a flatter shape from side to side. Or a more pronounced cutout/groove down the centre.
I really rate the specialized phenom and power saddles on my mountain bikes. Also have a prologo zero on the road bike which doesn’t have any cutout but is very flat and seems pretty good so far.Posted 3 months ago
I did the same and can’t stand the phenom I purchased.
Was advised to try a power so purchased one. Didn’t like that either.
Back to selle SLR flow which is the only saddle I’ve found to be ok on short as well as 100mile + rides. Still not perfect but I’m thinking perfect doesn’t exist.
The saddle is totally personal so no point asking, just try some and see what works.Posted 3 months ago
I wish fabric would do the flat with a groove. That would be nice to try.hodgyndMember
There was a link on here no longer than 3 weeks ago for silverfish which had original Bel Air saddles at half price ..I got one with titanium rails for £42.50Posted 3 months ago
Edit ..here is the link ..dont know if it’s still valid ?
I’ll take Bel Air 2 off someone’s hands if it’s in decent nick
I got shot of mine on Ebay I’m afraid, but it you want one they’re available with 50% off via the link that hodgynd posted (put SALE50 in as a voucher code); I still think that you’d be better off with a ti railed standard Bel Air though.Posted 3 months agoFagusMember
doesn’t have to be nose down molgrips – but your weight shuld be on the sit bones. I have my saddles nose up and no weight on my perineum even on the bike with lowest bars. If I have the saddle nose down I slide forward constantly onto my perineum
Yup. Got my saddle nose up. Not a lot, but if I don’t then I’m constantly sliding forward.Posted 3 months ago
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