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Maybe this is a newbie question but do seats need a break in period.
I just bought. 11 specialized rockhopper comp29. Last night I went for my first ride on it(about 2 miles.) and this morning my two ass bones feel bruised. I have had walmart bikes with more comfortable seats.my wife who also got a new bike specialized myka sport disc) is having the same problem.
 

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Mine hurt for a week or so, now i'm fine. I guess something up under your junk has to get use to it.
 

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cschone said:
Maybe this is a newbie question but do seats need a break in period.
I just bought. 11 specialized rockhopper comp29. Last night I went for my first ride on it(about 2 miles.) and this morning my two ass bones feel bruised. I have had walmart bikes with more comfortable seats.my wife who also got a new bike specialized myka sport disc) is having the same problem.
Leather saddles definately have a breakin period as the leather streches etc...

Most snythetic saddles don't break in very much at all...

Your butt can take 2 weeks to break in though......

Basically give it a little while then start looking for a saddle that doesn't hurt....

Might take a while but good LBS should have some reccomendations for you...

Speciallized Body Glove Avatar worked for me....medium width.
 

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Check how level your new seat is compared to your old seat. Make them match, then enjoy.
 

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If it has been 4 years since you have done any substantial bit of riding there will be a break in period for your butt . Give it some time .
 

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cschone said:
Maybe thats the problem. I haven't been a non motorized bike for 3-4 years.
Yes. Almost any saddle will feel uncomfortable at first, if your butt not used to cycling. Give it some time, and then re-evaluate.
 

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Time and padding worked for me. I wear baggy shorts with liners and if I'm off the bike for a while it takes a few rides to feel ok.
 
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