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Old 07-25-2021, 10:55 PM
timto timto is offline
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bruising on bottom only after long rides...

have a problem that occurs when I go over 10 hours saddle time that I'd like to fix before trying longer rides like 300k and up.

basically the discomfort from sitting gets bad and after 10 hour rides, dark bruises appear on the butt cheeks where sit bones must be contacting saddle. After a few days I can sit on saddle again NP

I feel great on shorter rides
I have no issues like numbness in crotch or hands
my neck and arms and back are relaxed and i finish 200 km distances feeling good except for the sit bone bruising.

Any advice? I tend to feel fine on a variety of seats at lower distances. Bruises happening on berthoud and fizik.. haven't tried gel

fwiw Im about 160lb riding 700x32mm pumped to 50ish psi

Last edited by timto; 07-25-2021 at 11:03 PM.
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