Saddle's not hitting the right bits



acetylcholine

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Jun 8, 2011
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Hi. I'm cycling a bit for the sake of health, and I'm having a saddle problem.

Every time I ride, I notice that the saddle is not hitting my ischial tuberosities, known informally as seat bones; it's hitting much more forward on the ischial ramus towards the pubic bone, and this consequently causes some pain because this part of the pelvis was not evolved for this kind of pressure.

I have a relatively wide saddle on my bike, which is a hybrid, and after some careful measuring I am certain it's big enough to support both ischial tuberosities.

What could possibly be the problem?
 

jhuskey

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Could be the position on the bike as in the fit caused by the saddle being positioned wrong. Could be the tilt of the saddle. Try and find a bike shop or someone that knows bike fitting and start there
 

vspa

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people who are new to the sport always get trouble regarding position, numbness or small pain here and there,
+ 1 visit a local bike store and see what they have to say,
you will figure it out by yourself eventually so keep on riding till you do,