Saddle Sore

Psyclist

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Northamptonshire
Not sure where to place this, so decide to ask here (mods if you know a more relevant section feel free to move it :thumbsup: )

Just wondering how to defeat saddle sore. I've just got back on a bike for the first time in nine months and have done 30 miles in two days and the feeling is like having bruises on my backside when I sit on the saddle. I have a Charge Spoon and felt the pain after a 15 mile ride yesterday. No padded undershorts, just boxers and some shorts (just to give some insight into finding the problem)

Could it be that I just need to get used to it? Or need padded undershorts?? I've already altered the seatpost height and bar height etc. so I'm sure it's not that.

Thanks.
 

Crosstrailer

Well-Known Member
You will get used to it, usually when I get onto the bike it hurts like heck for about 5-10 mins but then fades away. I wear the same setup as you but my brother got some padded shorts yesterday and said they made a massive difference
 

MissyR

Senior Member
Location
Airdrie
padded shorts all the way!!! I could never last more than 8 miles without the extra padding :ohmy:
 

Fubar

Legendary Member
+1 on padded shorts, or for an extra thrill try padded undercrackers without any underwear :hyper:! Honest, sounds weird but that's how you're supposed to wear them - also stops any awkward "chaffing" :thumbsup:
 

Berties

Fast and careful!
get a good pair of padded shorts from a local bike shop ,to make sure they fit correctly,the saddle will take time to bed in to your back side so expect a modicum of discomfort for a couple of weeks,if you get actual saddle sore i.e. chaffing try a chamois cream prior to riding,ensure you are sat in the saddle correctly and ride on,
good luck
 
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Psyclist

Psyclist

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Location
Northamptonshire
Thanks for the replies people :thumbsup:. I plan on getting some padded shorts a.s.a.p. I'll rest my sit bones for a day, then carry on riding the bike and see how it goes from there.
 

RAYMOND

Well-Known Member
Location
Yorkshire
Its all down to the seat, most road bikes have a slim seat which means you need some padding.
I wear padded and don't suffer apart from a little ache,but a few seconds riding out of the saddle sorts that.
 
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