by phototext   February 15, 2013  

I am getting older (58) and am now finding that the saddles on all my bikes are uncomfortable. There is no polite way I can think to put this, they cut off the blood supply to my willy. Even fairly short rides produce an unpleasant sensation when I stop and blood flow returns.

Should I worry about this? And suggestions to improve the saddle?

I bought a Rido saddle and found it unrideable, it might work if I were bolt upright but no use for my Galaxy, Epic or Stumpjumper.

Any ideas?

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Sorry, I'm in no way making light of your situation (heh, we all have saddle issues at times).. and appreciate you dont want to use colourful language on here ..

... but a 58 year old man calling his Meat and Two Veg a "willy" really has made me smile ..

The immature amongst us salute you Sir .. Smile

Me, Myself and I

posted by phax71 [325 posts]
19th February 2013 - 11:44


No offense taken, you may find further amusement here

posted by phototext [13 posts]
19th February 2013 - 12:04


If your Rido is headed for Ebay, I might be interested! They suit me just fine...

Seriously, most of us must have a box of saddles in the garage; I know I do (about 3 or 4, saddles that looked good but that just never suited me).

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posted by PJ McNally [602 posts]
19th February 2013 - 12:42


Glad it's not just me, PJ. I've got three already.

Phototext - when you say that this has happened as you are getting older - has your position changed on the bike? Are you more upright?

Perhaps your tallywhacker might thank you for trying a Brooks? Admittedly they need to be broken in.

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice, but in practice...

posted by notfastenough [3723 posts]
19th February 2013 - 13:55


I have a nice leather Regal on one bike and a Rolls San Marco on another. Until recently they have been comfy. WEnt out with the Rido again today and its OK on my Galaxy, I'll get used to it and it cures the problem. Now for the other bikes.

posted by phototext [13 posts]
19th February 2013 - 15:22


Selle Italia Max saddle out there. And a deep cut out to avoid pressure on the nerve. Nerd

posted by Seoige [104 posts]
20th February 2013 - 18:54