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Sore Taint(9 posts)

Sore Taintmd0426
May 22, 2002 6:51 AM
Well I think the title explains it all.. I have a Lemond Zurich, and I am going num!!! But I was wondering if it is true if you raise the nose of the saddle this will take pressure off that area and distribute it more evenly throughout my but???? Thanks for reponding.....
I feel your pain, bro...Gator
May 22, 2002 7:01 AM
Try a few things. First, I'd try moving the saddle slightly forward so you sit more on tail of the seat. If that doesn't work, I'd tilt it DOWN a few degrees. Still no dice? Try tilting it up, but I suspect that will actually increase the pressure. If nothing works, you might try some gel shorts, a gel cover for your seat, or just toss the thing and try a new saddle.
try raising the nose of the saddle and find out!SteveO
May 22, 2002 7:04 AM
everyone's different.
re: Sore Taintbob_vanderhaus
May 22, 2002 7:10 AM
Make sure your seat is flat or slightly pointed down. Wear cycling shorts with padding. If this doesn't fix it, try a few different saddles. I have tried a few different makes and have found little to no improvement from the "no num," seats. I solved the problem by pointing my seat slightly down and have not had a problem in a long time.
re: Sore Taintbrider
May 22, 2002 10:01 AM
May be that the saddle is too high -- causing you to rock sideways during the pedal stroke. It may feel right when you sit on the bike on a trainer and check the knee angle, but it changes when you start moving as the leg doesn't necessarily act the same way in a dynamic situation.
Finally someone who agrees...lnin0
May 22, 2002 12:02 PM
After long rides I usually have a sore taint. Not so much numb but kind of raw and very noticable when soapy shower waters is running down your backside.

Anyway, I have tried and tried to get my girlfriend to rub some powder on my taint (ala naked lunch) but she can't stand my use of that term and insist it is not even a real word. I have never pulled out the dictionary to disprove her but I now I know I am not the only one with a sore taint.

I have tried to few adjustments to my seat but still found no real solution other than to grin and bear it in the shower. Hopefully someone on this board will be able to help. Mine is more of a chaffed taint rather than a numb taint but any pain down there is not too good.

Anyone tried any of those Euro creams or butt butters before?
Try Body Glide to fight chafing. nmdzrider
May 22, 2002 12:37 PM
I'm guessing it's bike fit.Quack
May 22, 2002 1:08 PM
I'm assuming that the Zurich is new in saying that your fit is probably a bit off. It sounds like your reach to the bars is pulling you out onto the nose of the saddle and causing pressure on your sac instead of on the sit bones of your butt. An indicator of this is if you find yourself constantly pushing your butt back onto the rear of the seat while riding. An easy test is to lower your saddle and slide it forward and see if the more compact position allows you to ride on your sit bones without pulling you forward.

If this test helps, there are a few options. From the back, you can forget the magical saddle/knee/pedal relationship and slide your saddle forward until you are comfortable. From the front, you can shorten your stem or raise it slightly to lessen your reach to the hoods. Sometimes, just sliding the brakes up the bars slightly will lessen your reach just enough to be comfortable.

As far as lifting the nose up, it definitely is motivation to fit right on your bike and sit back as sliding forward increases pressure dramatically.
Gold Bond Medicated Cream. . .js5280
May 22, 2002 3:44 PM
doesn't get rid of the cause, but it helps to get back on the bike. Recommended by a friend. I haven't had a problem till recentlly but I was on a mt. bike just about everyday for 3 weeks. Works like a charm and feels all tingley :-)

Pull out a level to check you seat, you'd be surprised how often level to the eye isn't truly level and usualy it's tilted to the back. Also, if you put the seat up too high, your probably rolling more forward on your sitbones and putting more pressure on that area. If you are riding a lot more than usual though, your seat may be fine and it's just the increase in use as in my case. Good luck!