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Silly Question but

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by professionalman, 4 Jun 2008.

  1. professionalman

    professionalman New Member

    Location:
    liverpool
    how long does it take for your butt to stop hurting in the saddle?
     
  2. Keeno

    Keeno New Member

    Location:
    Derry, N.Ireland
    Mine still hurts, had my bike a couple of weeks but getting better every ride.
     
  3. Milo

    Milo Veteran

    Location:
    Melksham, Wilts
    Get some good cycle shorts.
     
  4. longers

    longers Veteran

    It does get easier/less painful. Might take a week or two depending on how often you ride and how long for.
     
  5. punkypossum

    punkypossum Donut Devil

    It will probably take a few weeks - mine is fine up to 50 miles now, still hurts for anything over that!
     
  6. professionalman

    professionalman New Member

    Location:
    liverpool
    got a way to go then punkypossum - just managing to complete one hours cycling only been at it three days though
     
  7. Danny

    Danny Legendary Member

    Location:
    York
    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.
     
  8. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Give yourself a break to allow your body to adjust
     
  9. buggi

    buggi Bird Saviour

    Location:
    Solihull
    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.
     
  10. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    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............................