Save My Perineum
I’ve been getting a succesion of urinary tract infections, had all the scans and checks and more to follow. Specialist thinks very little chance they will find anything, thinks my cycling is the cause and I think he might be right. I did a couple of turbo sessions at the weekend and my road bike saddle is battering me.
Anyone recommend something that is light and racey but comes with some flex along the stem of the saddle? Selle Italia Flow models? For road and mtb marathon use. I’ve got an old SDG Bel Air on my commuter, is lovely and comfy, like to find something sleeker than that for the roadbike if I can.Ta.Posted 6 years ago
also worth washing a bit more (kit plus yourself) and perhaps an antibac chamois cream?
This, someone else mentioned
I cant be the only one that doesnt shower in the morning BEFORE a ride right? Might be an idea to have a dhobi before sitting on a road bike for 150km. Chamois cream I hadnt thought about…..Posted 6 years ago
you have lost me, do you mean you want something very lightweight or something that looks the part when you are not sat on it?
Lighter, but seeing as I missed half the events I intended doing last season to infections, weight maybe has to take a back seat to comfort. Maybe I will just get another Bel Air and be done with it. I’m 6’3….whats 100g….Posted 6 years agoTiRedMember
How wide are your sitbones? These are what should be taking the weight, not the perineum. Flite Ti fits me perfectly, and has come back 😀 ! It may be that your saddles are too wide, and hence the perineum is getting a battering. Sit on your hands until you can feel the bones under the tips of your forefingers then stand up. That’s your saddle width. If you are male and slim hipped, it should be about 10cm.
Before a ride I use a medicinal talc. I don’t really fancy the cream.Posted 6 years agoTandemJeremyMember
nothng you put on the outside will have any relevance to mcboos issue which is damage to his urethra from friction and pressure – the answer is to get ehe pressure off the perineum. the spg selling shops should have anarsometer to measre your sit bones to get the right saddle for youPosted 6 years agokiloSubscriber
for a road bike you could try an adamo but they take time to set up properly (ime on the road not on a turbo) and time to get used to. I have one on my tt bike after a couple of 25’s left me feeling like someone had taken an industrial sander to my knackers. Much better after that and no repeat of the discomfort. As mentioned aboce saddle height may have some effect as wellPosted 6 years agounovoloMember
Have had various “sporty,slim looking” saddles in the past and personally have found that the slightly more substantial saddles are more comfy for me.
Brooks B17 on my MTB and a Selle Italia Turbo on my road bike.Posted 6 years ago
I had a really sporty,carbon saddle on my roadbike before and it led to a lot of sciatic pain ,which has all but gone since I switched to the Selle Turbo saddle.
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