Numbness

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damonlock
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Numbness

Postby damonlock » Sun Nov 04, 2012 16:32 pm

Hi guys I've just got in from a ride on my fixie and have noticed I was getting quite numb in the Crown Jewels :oops: I've never suffered this before when riding my mountain bikes and this was probably the longest ride I have done on the fixie I'm assuming its a saddle related problem!? Any advise guys??

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Re: Numbness

Postby Neale1978 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 16:40 pm

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damonlock
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Re: Numbness

Postby damonlock » Sun Nov 04, 2012 16:43 pm

neale1978 wrote:Image


:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :lol: :lol: very good trip to ikea it is then

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Re: Numbness

Postby c40nl12 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 16:48 pm

"my fixie"


Fixed you mean.

damonlock
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Re: Numbness

Postby damonlock » Sun Nov 04, 2012 16:53 pm

c40nl12 wrote:
"my fixie"


Fixed you mean.


Fixie fixed its all the same thing!!!!!!

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Re: Numbness

Postby Alex W » Sun Nov 04, 2012 17:10 pm

When I started riding again a few years ago, my first bike came with a gel saddle that was stuffed with padding. Great for a couple of miles, but after that the numbness started. Once I switched to a saddle with a sensible amount of firm padding, and a pressure relieving centre section, problem solved.

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Re: Numbness

Postby Grill » Sun Nov 04, 2012 17:55 pm

I had the same issue until I went to a saddle with a cutout.
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Re: Numbness

Postby Monty Dog » Sun Nov 04, 2012 19:25 pm

Riding a fixed gear is pretty hard on the undercarriage as you tend to pull yourself down onto the nose of the saddle when riding hard. Change your position often and ride out the saddle to let the blood flow return. Save any padding for your shorts, not your saddle. Angling the nose of the saddle down a touch may help.
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Re: Numbness

Postby damonlock » Sun Nov 04, 2012 21:40 pm

Ok cheers for the input guys I will try tilting the saddle down a bit tomorrow I have a 16+mile trip planed and I might even steal the saddle off my dh bike and try that on the way back if tilting the stock one don't make any difference

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Re: Numbness

Postby marcusjb » Mon Nov 05, 2012 06:43 am

Monty Dog wrote:Riding a fixed gear is pretty hard on the undercarriage as you tend to pull yourself down onto the nose of the saddle when riding hard. Change your position often and ride out the saddle to let the blood flow return. Save any padding for your shorts, not your saddle. Angling the nose of the saddle down a touch may help.


Basically this. Riding fixed can really batter your bum and bits compared to geared.

I also run my saddle ever so slightly lower than I do on geared bikes (like 5mm).

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Re: Numbness

Postby damonlock » Mon Nov 05, 2012 15:29 pm

Well I tried my other saddle and that felt like something was going somewhere it shouldn't lol are the fizik or however it's spelt saddles any good??

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Re: Numbness

Postby k-dog » Mon Nov 05, 2012 15:49 pm

All saddles are good - it's just that some fit some bums rather than others. It's a very personal thing.

I've been using a Specialized BG saddle for about 5 years now and they are great - zero numbness ever now and it was a problem before I changed.
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Re: Numbness

Postby damonlock » Mon Nov 05, 2012 16:28 pm

Where is the best place to get me ars* measured as I can't afford to keep buying saddles to try out!?


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