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Chafe with good seat and shorts, what to do?(5 posts)

Chafe with good seat and shorts, what to do?gibbons
May 31, 2003 8:21 PM
I never get chafe on my mountain bike, riding with a regular old Flite seat. However, on my road bike with an Aliente ($$$), a 60 mile ride really cuts me up. I use Performance's best short, which looks like it is padded very similarly to a Castelli.

I am male, and get bad chafe right on to of those big tendons at the top of my inner thy. The chafe extends on to my private stuff. I thought I had the nose of the Aliente too high when the nose and butt were level. I lovered the front just a tiny bit, which helped, but I still have the problem. Any more slope will cause me to slide forward.

Any recommendations? Different shorts? Oh, yeah, I am not racer skinny. I would call myself on the slimmer side in my legs.
Change your saddlespookyload
May 31, 2003 9:11 PM
I would suggest using the same saddle on both road and mountain. It might not be flashy, but it will get you down the road in one comfortable piece. Price means nothing in saddles, it is all anatomical.
Spookyload is right . . . plus try chamois butterLook381i
Jun 1, 2003 5:00 AM
If the Flite works for you on your mtb, you might even go to an SLR on the road. After riding comfortably for many years on Flite Ti's but with a little chafe from time to time, I went to an SLR about a year ago. No chafe and even more comfort. It's a little narrower in the front.

Chamois Butt'r and similar products can also help a great deal.

Good luck.
Move the Flite to your road bike.MR_GRUMPY
Jun 1, 2003 5:42 PM
If it works alright, just buy another one and try to sell your Aliente to some sucker XXXXX, I mean some other rider.
Assuming you don't want to change the saddle, maybe Bag Balm? nmjoekm
Jun 2, 2003 9:42 AM