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Rollers make my balls numb(8 posts)

Rollers make my balls numbking of Norway
Apr 11, 2003 5:15 PM
After about 20-25 minutes on rollers my nether region checks out and gets numb. I experience this seldomly on regular rides. Does this happen to others? Any advice or explanation other then riding position. Other than getting off the bike, any other remedy. I do get out of the saddle at times but i'm not a big fan of doing this on rollers. I suspect it to be a seat postion issue but it rarely happens when I'm not on rollers.
Try a gel seat cover.Thy are kinda heavy but your onlythe bull
Apr 11, 2003 5:31 PM
on the rollers right?
You are not standing enoughLazywriter
Apr 11, 2003 5:42 PM
even though you say you get up once and a while. I ride a trainer and if I "forget" to stand or vary my position, I get all numb. One time I got so numb it took a minute before it went away which scared me and I have a big one that I don't want to waste. LOL
Adjust or get a new seatMGS
Apr 12, 2003 5:45 AM
Similar problem happened to me. After 30 minutes, there was numbness that stopped me from using the rollers.

I bought several new seats. I now use one that is the most comfortable , for me, and allows me to use the rollers without any problem.

The solution for me was the Prolink TransAm Gel, set at exactly a neutral position,(using a level). It is slightly heavier than some saddles, but my groin thinks it's worth it.
re: Rollers make my balls numbSintesi
Apr 12, 2003 9:02 AM
We talked about this before. Basically the rollers don't provide enough resistance as a result the force you apply to the pedals doesn't push back and relieve the pressure on your nethers. That's why this doesn't happen on the road. The solution as described above is to stand every 15 minutes or so. I'd say 30-60 seconds ought to do it.
re: Rollers make my balls numbrbb
Apr 12, 2003 6:12 PM
in response to your concern....
How often do you ride? Check your seat with a carpenters level while on the ground to make sure it is perfectly level or slightly tilted up in the front- I notice that many people think their seats are level but when they put a level on it they can really see how off they are. This will make a huge difference-check your seat height to make sure it didn't change if you had to nose it up a bit.
I ask about the occurrence of your riding habits only because "my boys" used to get numb when I rode much less- guessing it was merely a case of adaptation- put in some more time on the bike (and rollers) and your problems will go away. Hope it helps, the above worked for me. Take care
-Bob
re: Rollers make my balls numbfirstrax
Apr 12, 2003 8:29 PM
Had the same problem. Only able to go 20 minutes and I would have to stop for 5 to get some blood back into the region. I installed a magnetic resistance unit and now I can go full hours. The extra pedal resistance seems to take some weight of the saddle.
anyone tried those Trico adjustable rails seats? [nm]komatiite
Apr 13, 2003 5:21 PM