An odd question, I know. But I was on my LeMond trainer this evening – as it’s the first time I’ve been on a static trainer for a while I thought I’d shuffle about in the saddle a bit and see if I could identify what makes me comfortable or uncomfortable, and what applies or relieves pressure.
I was on the Antares saddle pictured above, on which I have always had positioned and sat on it where feels most natural. However, when I moved my ‘sit bones’ backwards – i.e. more over the widest parts of the saddle – I found a significant relief in the pressure that causes me the most numbness normally.
Now, I’ve always just sat on a saddle where it felt right to sit, and some saddles seem to encourage you to ‘land’ in a particular location (my Superleggera for example – it’s difficult to sit anywhere other than where the shape of the saddle naturally makes you). This discovery this evening has made me question whether I should be encouraging myself to sit differently, and whether in doing so I might relieve the issue that has bugged me for so long…
I know I always ask for comments on these things, but this time I really mean it – am I doing it wrong?!
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