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Seat fit question(6 posts)

Seat fit questionjaybird
Aug 26, 2002 12:18 PM
I have never had a problem with saddles untill now. I have about 300 miles on a SI flite gel saddle and I have a real sore spot on my tailbone. Is this an indicator of anything with the saddle position or fit or is it just that the saddle and my ass are not compatible.
If you haven't had problems before I'd say it's the saddle.Sintesi
Aug 26, 2002 1:13 PM
I'm assuming you have plenty experience with riding and fit. But perhaps you can remedy the situation by slightly tilting the nose up or lowering you handlebars a smidgeon. So many times a significant ailment of mine has been taken care of by an adjustment of a few mm.
Aug 26, 2002 1:30 PM
I've found that making a very small adjustment in the angle or height, even 1 degree or a mm can make a difference.
re: Seat fit questiontaar44
Aug 26, 2002 5:25 PM
I have the same saddle and my problem is complete numbness of my manhood after about 30 mins. Planning on adjusting the tip of the saddle downwards before my next ride.
Tailbone sorenessjtolleson
Aug 26, 2002 6:50 PM
is usually a function of riding with the pelvis too upright. That can be a function of setup (short tt, high bars) or lower back/ab fatigue so that you sit upright and then round your back to reach the bars.

In proper posture with pelvis tilted forward and a semi-straight lower back, your tailbone should come nowhere close to making contact with your saddle.
You are correct but....zray61
Aug 26, 2002 7:32 PM
Sometimes, in my case for a long time, my pelvic area was
not flexible enough for me to attain the correct posture.
I went through a lot of saddles and time in the saddle and
Bag Balm before soreness was no longer an issue.