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I've purchased a couple of used leather saddles. The ones that were barely used or just broken in were fine, but there was one well-used one that was the exception. Its sit bone area was visibly lower on one side than the other, enough that it was the likely cause of an SI joint dysfunction for me. I'd say if it looks relatively new and close to the ...


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Something else to consider is that many bike shops will offer a seat trial program. You can pay a fee to use multiple seats and find the one that is right for you. The initial fee you paid will be applied to the purchase price of the saddle that you choose.


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A technological solution is a Dropper Seat Post. But you should really learn to switch legs to match the turn. You generally want the outside leg down and weighted. http://www.leelikesbikes.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/P2PIcover.png


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I believe popular advice for MTB carving is to drop the outside pedal, rather than keeping the pedals horizontal. If you then dump your weight to the outside pedal (off your bars) you can lower your center of gravity some and in the case of pumping that weight dump, increase your traction. While keeping your pedals horizontal for obstacles increases your ...


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A couple of things to be aware of: Seatposts come in a bizarre array of diameters, so the odds of a seatpost from one bike fitting another is not great. There are maybe 3-4 different schemes for mating seats with seatposts. Most "real" bikes use the scheme where two "rails" under the seat are held by a clamp atop the post, but there are a few other ...


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There is likely much more variability at the point where the seatpost and frame meet as compared to the point where the seatpost and seat meet. http://sheldonbrown.com/seatpost-sizes.html


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Almost all saddles will be exchangeable -- there are a few rare (and very expensive ones) you wouldn't encounter unless you were looking for them which can't be exchanged. So yes, almost surely if you buy a new saddle you can use it on another bike. Note that some saddles are marketed as "road" or "mtb" - the mtb ones are possibly more durable, but this ...


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Checking the tension on a Brooks saddle is part of the regular maintainance. Any bolt that doesn't have sufficient tension on it will move due to random road vibration. From http://www.brooksengland.com/getting-in-touch/faqs/saddle_maintenance/ Q: Why have the Rails / Tension Pin / Backplate on my Brooks saddle broken? By far the most common cause ...


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Time matters more than distance, but 1 km is a very short ride. She shouldn't have a lot of pain the next day. Either she was wearing poor clothing, the saddle shape, or bike fit are really bad for her, or she hit a bump hard, or some combination of those things. Or she doesn't really want to ride. First find out if she WANTS to ride. If she does, make sure ...


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I bought a bike last year and after a few rides, I found the saddle very painful. I resisted on riding it, assuming that I'll get used to it, but it never happened, and I was even concerned that I haven't got the right size of a bike. However I got a silicon gel saddle cover and since then the pain stopped. I didn't need cycling shorts or pants either. ...


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I always find it funny that people complain about a bike saddle hurting after one ride. If someone hadn't run in years, then went out and ran and ended up with shin splints, most people wouldn't run to the store and complain about their shoes. Physical activity that hasn't been pursued in some time will cause discomfort. I recommend everyone get a pair ...


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Was the bike from a shop and did the shop staff help with bike fit and saddle comfort? If the answer is yes, then it's a matter of building up those bottom muscles by having a similar ride every couple of days. After three or four rides she should be ok. If not, go back to the shop and seek their assistance. If you already spent money there, then fixing the ...


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I have had Ti rails break on me on a particular seat brand that i no longer use. I am a heavy mountain bike users: lots of climbs, jumps, and DH. Its not just you. I suggest the seats with Cromo rails. So far I have never had any WTB saddles break on me that have cromo rails for example. Forget the TI and Aluminum, Cromo is also better for riders 200 lbs+ ...



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