Saddle sore

anotherkiwi

Esteemed Pedelecer
Jan 26, 2015
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I may be using this thing wrong! Ha! This would no be unusual for me.

I didn't buy a spring and had no idea you could change the settings! It took me all my time to work out I had it the right way round! Should I have bought a spring with it? My back is notably worse since fitting it. I must be have done something wrong!
You haven't put it in backwards per chance?

Soft spring is rated for 100-140lb riders
Medium spring is rated for 140-180lb riders
Firm spring is rated for 180-220lb riders

You should be using a medium spring version like mine.

Mine hardly moves (perceptibly) when I am riding, you only feel it move when you hit a bump. I think it must be moving enough to wipe out all the small vibrations however.
 

lolipop808

Finding my (electric) wheels
Jan 22, 2019
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Thanks everyone! I have altered the setting and was better this morning - I think I wasn't heavy enough for the setting it was on. I am going to alter it a bit more for journey home and think it will make a difference again.
 

Tecga3

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Mar 1, 2019
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I have no idea which saddle to buy. I think I am going to go for this for £10.90 from e-bay....View attachment 29363...just because it looks comfortable.

I cycle around 40 miles a day and the saddle I have feels like bone on bone at the moment and I am doing about 10 miles a day standing up cycling!

I am also looking at buying a suntour seat post. Has anyone any experience of this? The reviews looks good. Has anyone used any cheaper alternatives which seem just as good?
I have no idea which saddle to buy. I think I am going to go for this for £10.90 from e-bay....View attachment 29363...just because it looks comfortable
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I cycle around 40 miles a day and the saddle I have feels like bone on bone at the moment and I am doing about 10 miles a day standing up cycling!

I am also looking at buying a suntour seat post. Has anyone any experience of this? The reviews looks good. Has anyone used any cheaper alternatives which seem just as good?
 

Tecga3

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I have no idea which saddle to buy. I think I am going to go for this for £10.90 from e-bay....View attachment 29363...just because it looks comfortable.

I cycle around 40 miles a day and the saddle I have feels like bone on bone at the moment and I am doing about 10 miles a day standing up cycling!

I am also looking at buying a suntour seat post. Has anyone any experience of this? The reviews looks good. Has anyone used any cheaper alternatives which seem just as good?
 

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JessBeauty

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I've just ordered the Fabric Scoop Shallow Pro. Was on a Toupe for a long time. Recently been on a Selle Italia Kit Carbonio Flow but at 132mm I think it finally contributed to some leg pain issues even though its been comfier.

A couple of weeks back I test rode a Revolt for a few hours. Saddle on that was the Contact Neutral/Standard? which didn't feel like it was there.

So I've been all on fairly flat saddles so far, however, I'm changing as I'm doing more climbing now and have found these almost-flat saddles could do with a little rearward uplift for support when climbing. The Romin has that also from looking at a side pic.

Chose the Shallow Pro as I read a couple of reviews (check it here) mentioning it has a little more flex than the next model up. Hope it will be good for all-day rides.
 

artspeck

Pedelecer
Nov 21, 2016
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I received and fitted my Suntour Seat Post. I thought it would be better to be honest. I am 80kg and feel too heavy for it. It has not provided as much suspension as I had read about. I thought it might be ride changing after reading all of the positive reviews. I would like to try a new saddle with it as mine is harsh so that might be better and also putting the old seat post back on and comparing again. My verdict on the seat post is that it is alright but not worth £60.
Be aware that they’re adjustable by rotating the spring either in or out. I swear by mine, just did 48 miles on it today which is double of what I did previously without it.
 
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Darren Hayward

Finding my (electric) wheels
Mar 25, 2015
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I've been using this on both my bikes for a while


On longer rides (30 miles +) it did become quite uncomfortable and weighing 109kg I thought I'd have to live with it. I then watched a youtube video advising to adjust the saddle so the seatpost was in the middle of the bars under the saddle. I had mine right to the front. There was a vast improvement.


Darren
 

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