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Last week, I posted that my left leg went numb. There was suggestions to change my saddle height. I did and the next time I went, my leg didn't go numb.

I went on another ride last night. My left leg went numb again. I'm not sure what was different between when my leg went numb and when it didn't. I was with a couple of beginners and stopped every mile or so for them to catch up... Maybe that was why my leg didn't go numb?

Last night, my hands went numb too! I have Ergon GP1 grips and this is the first time my hands have ever went numb on this bike. I'm at a loss...
 

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...and the answer to the difference between the 2 rides was biking shorts... Time to do some tests.......
 

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The primary reason why I use bar ends. (well that and for climbing too) I need to change up hand positions now and then to keep from going a bit numb myself. It is hard to do on singletrack because you rarely get a chance to change your hands from the grips to the bar ends, but it is welcome when you can.
 

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Quite possible your saddle isn't compatible with your "interface"...

I know it took me three tries before I found one that I can hang with all day, and I think I got lucky on the third.

Bike shorts are essential on rides lasting more than a half hour, (for me, anyways), but I dont think a saddle shouldn't cause numbness without them.
 

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I agree with you HF. I had pain starting out, but not numbness.

I am a firm believer now in a small narrow seemingly uncomfortable seat that does not put any more pressure in a larger or more widely dispersed area than need be. The more pressure contact you have, the more blood flow stops.
 

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TwinBlade said:
I am a firm believer now in a small narrow seemingly uncomfortable seat that does not put any more pressure in a larger or more widely dispersed area than need be. The more pressure contact you have, the more blood flow stops.
It could be argued that more area = less pressure because the pressure is over a larger area and that a smaller seat = higher pressure because it's focused more.

I don't know... lol.

This saddle is a WTB Speed V. Maybe I'll try switching saddles with my older bike and see what happens.
 

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Thats odd. Lowering the saddle should put less weight on hands. Think you should talk to a doc to play it safe.
 

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theMeat said:
Thats odd. Lowering the saddle should put less weight on hands. Think you should talk to a doc to play it safe.
Actually, I raised the saddle & the hands went numb. When it was lower, no numbness in the hands.
 

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For the GP1 grips, try to angle them down a bit and see if that helps. Just 5* or so... (I have them on my bike)
 
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