Discussion in 'Beginners' started by professionalman, 4 Jun 2008.
how long does it take for your butt to stop hurting in the saddle?
Mine still hurts, had my bike a couple of weeks but getting better every ride.
Get some good cycle shorts.
It does get easier/less painful. Might take a week or two depending on how often you ride and how long for.
It will probably take a few weeks - mine is fine up to 50 miles now, still hurts for anything over that!
got a way to go then punkypossum - just managing to complete one hours cycling only been at it three days though
As Miloat says, good shorts will help.
You might also want to get a better saddle. Many bikes come with a basic saddle that will give you sore backside no matter how long you persevere.
Go and talk to your local bike shop (LBS) about whether they can recommend something more comfortable. Personally I would invest in a Brooks leather saddle, but there are lots of other choices.
Give yourself a break to allow your body to adjust
i think you should go to your local bike shop and ask them to measure your sit bones and get you a saddle that fits them. it makes all the difference and since they did that to mine (and gave me a seat 1 inch wider) i haven't had a bruised butt since. don't put up with it, just tell the guys in the shop.
Then you get chaffing, and it don't go away if you cycle every day, twice a day - ouch......
Nah- keep at it - your issue is getting used to the saddle - don't expect an overnight solution - it may take a few miles............................
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