this is probably one of those trial and error situations. First, check the obvious... is she wearing a bike short with a high quality chamois, commando? That is #1 for preventing saddle sores. #2 is that the standard thinking on bike saddles is that the more cushy/soft/sofa-y they are, the more they make you sore. #3 is that no matter what kind of saddle set up you go for, there is always butt break in time.seasick said:Hi All,
My wife is not an mountain biker, but more of a round town bike path crusier type. Nothing hard core at all, but she fairly confident considering she wasn't allowed to ride bikes as a child since "it wasn't something that ladies do". Can you imagine?
OK, cut to the details. Without going into too much detail, there was some (read: much) damage from the birth of our child and over a year and a half later she is still have difficulties after a few operations. She wants to do mellow family rides when I tow the little gal, but her current saddle set-up is *way* out of the question.
Can any recommend any saddles that are:
~ Very Soft, comfy and non-invasive (perhaps even sprung).
~ Doesn't have a nose that would rub between the legs.
I searched the net a bit (didn't do an Mtbr search, sorry), but was hoping for some actual feedback.
There are several schools of thought, I am a real believer in getting a saddle that supports you on the sit bones and not the soft tissue. The width of your sit bones has no relationship to the size of your butt, it's a skeletal measurement. Specialized makes saddles in different widths just for this reason.
Some gals swear by the female specific type saddles with cut outs; I can't speak to those as the unisex but sized works for me.
Other things to check, seat angle etc.
Hope this helps some...
ps guys are welcome here as long as they aren't trolling for dates, descriptions of our underwear, or looking for relationship advice.