I did a 54 mile training ride today. It took about three hours and my butt is very upset with me..alot more than normal. Apparently my butt is fragile haha.
I was wondering if anyone knows of a good saddle, bib, or combination of the two that would aid me with this sensative issue. Any suggestions?
Much much much appreciated! :]
Q ... the first thing i have always asked everyone that has talked about buying all the different thingamabobs to help that area is: have you had yourself professionally fitted on your bike, unless your just talkin about rubbing. regardless of the seat etc. i had it done yars ago and can get by without spending lots on the "seat issue". i've seen several people spend hundeds and hundreds on seats and such and they have never had a proffesional bike fit.
ie BALL STATE in MUNCIE has a man named "jeff" that will lazer postion you on a motion camera, cleat adjustments and the works for pretty cheap. just visit vgncds.bsu.edu:82/biomechanics/bikefittingserv see bike fit... jeff frame some people say they can fit you but just sayin
if that doesnt help, at the least you would know you're gettin the postion that gives you maximum wattage.
IF ITS RUBBING/CHAFFING THERE IS SADLE BUTTER OR SIMILAR PRODUCTS.
Cool man. It's not rubbing, it's just pressure on the saddle.
I have been professionally lazer fitted at a place here in Louisville. There were no motion cameras or anything but this guy did a pretty rigorous test and fit with me and I think he did a really good job. I think it's mostly due to my bibs. I have some really cheap bibs (my first pair) but, on top of that, I think they're just worn out. I plan on buying some more today and see if it helps.
Thanks for your input man!
I've tried a lot of cycling short and bib products and have the absolute best success with Pearl Izumi (and no, I'm not associated with the company or paid to promote their products). They just make great clothing products for cyclists.
I did a 111 mile ride for charity in Florida a few weeks ago wearing a Pearl Izumi bib. Very comfortable and no issues at all. For lubrication in that area, I use Aquaphor.
Thanks Tim! I just bought some LG bibs. I'm going to try them out and if they don't work as well as I need I'll look into Pearl Izumi. Thanks bro!
THE ECONOMICAL SEAT I MENTIONED NOT ONLY HAS A PADDED NOSE ONLY FOR WHEN YOUR FORWARD AND PUSHING IT BUT HAS A SPLIT MIDDLE AREA TO TO RELIEVE PRESSURE. AND A h u g e DIFFERENCE IS APPARENT........$ QUINTEN SHOULD ALSO KNOW THAT THE STORE/ON LINE I RECOMENDED ALSO HAS 100% SAT GARUNTEE. ROLL THE BIG DICE OR THE LITTLE?... BIG MONEY ISN'T ALWAYS THE SOLUTION. SOMETIMES. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE PEOPLE PUT MORE INTO THE :ENGINE" :)
I switched to an ISM Adamo saddle a few years ago, best money I ever spent. Also DeSoto 400 mile bike shorts are the best. And always a good dousing of chamois butter, but if your butt is hurting after 50 miles there may be a bike fit issue. You should only have 25 lbs of pressure on the saddle, the rest should be spread across the pedals and the handle bars.
i must be one of the lucky ones...i never had to buy an expensive seat and pads like thses guys. amen and its not that i don't rank high in my age group or don't race/train that much either. ive races over 85+ races. i must have inherited the proper ass gene or i just make it work.?? idk
jeff (lucky?) ;)
Cool guys! I really appreciate the suggestions!
I've looked at the ISM Adamo saddle and, the center is relieved which is pretty cool but, the pain I'm having is on my sit bones...which is where the saddle isn't relieved, or at least it looks that way. I feel pretty confidient about my fit on the bike. I guess I'll try these new bibs, and a new saddle and if the problem persists I'll get re-fit by someone else. I appreciate all the info guys!!