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Do seats Need a break in period?

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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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No there isn't a break in. Every seat fits differently.
Mine hurt for a week or so, now i'm fine. I guess something up under your junk has to get use to it.
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.
Check how level your new seat is compared to your old seat. Make them match, then enjoy.
I don't have a old one to compare.lol. It was stolen 4 years ago
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 .
Maybe thats the problem. I haven't been a non motorized bike for 3-4 years.
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.
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.
LOL, I asked the same question 10 yrs ago, only your A$$ need breaking in, not the saddle. Saddle is at it's most comfort when it's new.
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