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Saddle discomfort?
« on: 09 May, 2022, 09:27:52 am »
Just noticed this website here  https://cushion-aid.com/

Could become very popular for riders on LEL

Has anyone tried one?

Re: Saddle discomfort?
« Reply #1 on: 09 May, 2022, 11:05:40 am »
Nope. I'm not an lel'er but that device looks like a non cyclist solution to a perceived problem.

Re: Saddle discomfort?
« Reply #2 on: 09 May, 2022, 04:24:32 pm »
I cannot imagine anything worse for LEL. I believe there was a trend to do something similar with sticky tape or something for Pro TT races. The idea was abandoned after some injuries occurred.
A stable saddle position is a result of bike fit not being glued to the saddle.

Re: Saddle discomfort?
« Reply #3 on: 09 May, 2022, 06:18:51 pm »
A stable saddle position is a result of bike fit not being glued to the saddle.

Exactly this! I used to suffer from recurrent saddle sores problems that I tried to solve by buying all kinds of saddles, leather, foam padded, gel padded, etc. From the day I switched to a rigid saddle with no padding at all, I never had any saddle sore anymore.

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Re: Saddle discomfort?
« Reply #4 on: 10 May, 2022, 02:57:01 pm »
Ride on leather. The Spa own brand are good vfm.

Re: Saddle discomfort?
« Reply #5 on: 10 May, 2022, 03:59:10 pm »
Ride on leather. The Spa own brand are good vfm.

Talking of riding on leather, a shame shorts with genuine chamois are no longer available. The Assos ones I had were the most comfortable shorts I ever wore, whatever the saddle material.
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« Reply #6 on: 10 May, 2022, 04:04:58 pm »
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Re: Saddle discomfort?
« Reply #7 on: 10 May, 2022, 07:11:19 pm »
Nope. I'm not an lel'er but that device looks like a non cyclist solution to a perceived problem.

Or at least a triathlete solution to a perceived problem...

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Re: Saddle discomfort?
« Reply #8 on: 10 May, 2022, 09:54:20 pm »
My approach to saddle issues is much like my approach to pain in general.
Pay attention early to minor discomforts and don't let them escalate into major pain.
With saddle and the parts they contact, this means:
Avoid friction
Avoid microtrauma - get off the saddle when cycling over bumps
Get ALL weight off the saddle from time to time.
Keep saddle area clean, cool and dry. Pay attention to anything that may dig in.

Re: Saddle discomfort?
« Reply #9 on: 11 May, 2022, 08:52:09 am »
From a review

“The nobbles actively pressed on my sit bones, meaning there was a slight sensation of bruising after a 30ish-mile ride, even with fairly well-cushioned shorts.”

Good for 50km of LEL, sounds good.

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Re: Saddle discomfort?
« Reply #10 on: 11 May, 2022, 11:51:19 am »
As I recall from Tomsk OTP: "Don't worry, you'll be numb by tomorrow" (somewhere in North Lincs, heading North, LEL 2017)
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Re: Saddle discomfort?
« Reply #11 on: 12 May, 2022, 02:14:02 pm »
From a review
“The nobbles actively pressed on my sit bones, meaning there was a slight sensation of bruising after a 30ish-mile ride, even with fairly well-cushioned shorts.”
Good for 50km of LEL, sounds good.

Colour me shocked!!!!