Saddles and wear on shorts

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by Kiwiavenger, 24 Jul 2012.

  1. Kiwiavenger

    Kiwiavenger im a little tea pot

    Hey guys

    I got a new pair of bib shorts end of April and noticed today that they've worn through on the inside of the right leg, the left looks like it's about to go too! I checked my older muddyfox bibs and it's showing signs of wear too! Ive only had the bike about 7 months and cant afford to keep buying new bibs when im commuting 5 days a week!

    Is it just a case of replacing the saddle? Or should I just wear footie shorts over the bibs? The one ive got is the standard specialized Riva? Possibly and the wear seems to be at the saddles seams.

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  2. sidevalve

    sidevalve Über Member

    Seams ? On a saddle !! Bah humbug !! Just buy a Brooks and be done with it
     
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  3. OP
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    Kiwiavenger

    Kiwiavenger im a little tea pot

    Lol im trying to persuade the wife to let me buy a charge spoon off a member of this parish to see how I get on with it.

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  4. Charge Spoon is one of the worst offenders for eating cycle clothing in my opinion. If you're going to switch saddles, avoid that one...
     
  5. C_P_

    C_P_ Active Member

    if you have a narrow saddle it could be caused by your seat post
     
  6. MattHB

    MattHB Proud Daddy

    Muddyfox wears very fast as its very low quality. I had some and killed them in no time. Theyre good for getting you going, no doubt of that, but it's not gear that's designed to be thrashed as much as we tend to.
     
  7. boydj

    boydj Guru

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    Not my experience. I've done thousands of miles with Spoon's on two different bikes with no excess wear on shorts.
     
  8. OP
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    Kiwiavenger

    Kiwiavenger im a little tea pot

    The muddy fox stuff is fairing the best!. It's the endura coolmax thats worn through.

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  9. OP
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    Kiwiavenger

    Kiwiavenger im a little tea pot

    Quick update, looking at the top of my seat post it appears to be that which is causing the problem.

    Would moving my seat up a fraction and forward solve it? I currently have it back as far as it can go

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  10. MattHB

    MattHB Proud Daddy

    You need to set your saddle according to your body position, not for any other reason! Make sure it's forward enough according to this guide :smile:

    http://sheldonbrown.com/saddles.html
     
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