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Old 11-05-2012, 10:58 AM   #25926
Birdmove
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saddles

Just turned 59 a few days ago and have been riding a mountain bike that was given to me. Saturday I rode it from my place to our Saturday chess club and back, about a 16 mile round trip. I'm working up to a trip from home to Hilo and back (25+ miles round). I'm in decent shape for my age as I've been working out in gyms since age 49. But, I have to get a better saddle for this bike. The bike has low bars so I ride with a bit of a forward lean. The stock saddle forces me to alternately slide from side to side for a while as my cheeks get sore. Also, sometimes when I get off the bike, I have a tingle in my unmentionable areas. This can't be a good thing.

here's a few seats I.m considering:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER



http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER

These first two are pretty compact saddles. Both have somewhat of a cutout that I presume might help the tingling?? Here's a couple of a bit larger saddles:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER



http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...A23NB6TM6F50Y6


This is a low end mountain bike, but everything functions well. I don't want to spend a bunch on a seat that's worth more than the bike is. The stock seat has a gel pad the earlier owner put on. This thing must be much worse without the pad.

Anyway, any of these saddles look decent? I mostly street ride with some gravel roads thrown it.
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