Thanks for your response EnriceV. I am constantly changing positions on the bike, so I believe it's related to pressure. I always had this issue (only after 30 km biking). I am wearing the proper gear. As for my skin, its a long way down so I haven't tried to check that yetEnriceV schreef:A brooks imperial saddle features a cut-out that in many cases takes the pressure of the perineum indeed. However the Respiro series do feature the same pressure-free area. A brooks will adapt to your bone structure and give better support, but it will probably not be significantly better from a pressure relief point of view.
Do you feel the pain is related to pressure/fricition or rather to your position on the bike? Have you been able to ride without pain in the past, and if so, what are the variables that might have changed? Do you only feel pain or does your skin show any irritation as well? Or you wearing bib shorts? .... The more info, the more likely somebody will be able to relate to his/hers experiences.
All those bike fitting systems rely on the fact that most people have very similar anatomy. That is less likely than has been thought in the past, and even if it would, there will always be people for which the general rules don't apply.
(btw: for me the brooks imperial saddles work very well, but I mainly suffered from mild numbness rather then real pain)
The "wereldfietser" organises quite a lot of activities which you can easily find under "activiteiten" in the top menu.Evan schreef:I always had this issue (only after 30 km biking). I am wearing the proper gear. As for my skin, its a long way down so I haven't tried to check that yet
May I ask if you guys have a gathering so maybe one of you can spot the for example, wrong position, frame size or sth?
PS: I ve sent already an email to Brooks, asking which saddle could fit me more.
Thank your for your answers Grum and Sjacka.Grum schreef:And I agree with Sjacka... you've grown out of this bike it seems..
Thank you Grum. I will definitely visit it. I also contacted Santos to make an appointment and have a look.Grum schreef:I can recommend http://www.vakantiefietser.nl/ in Amsterdam.
Specialized in trekking bikes and friendly staff. Their site is also quite informative. Some sections are available in English..
Hi EnriceV and thanks again for the detailed response.EnriceV schreef:Your bike is indeed very short. It also seems like you sit very far at the rear end of your saddle. (Ideally your bottom is on the saddle and not "hanging out")
For now, with this bike, try to maximize your effective distance between saddle and handlebars. You can probably slide the saddle further back (this may put your legs in a less favorable position power-wise, but hey, your looking for comfort). You could get an ahead extender and a longer stem, but cheaper is to find a set of bar ends. (decathlon?) These can move the point where your hands are about 5 cm forward without much fuss. What you actually want is that your back is in a straight line. So your pelvis, your spine and your shoulders are lined up. The photographs show that your are now more in a "bow" position. It is hard to guess whether this is the cause of your experienced pressure problems, but it might very well be.
I agree that your bike isn't ideal. However since you clearly suffer from one specific problem, I think it would be wise to experiment with this bike to get a good insight in which position works for you, so if you spent the money on a new bike you at least know it's going to work.
Yes, in English it toptube length (look for "effective toptube lengthe" in geometry tables). It can be slightly adjusted by using a longer/shorter stem, but still it is, for most people, the dictating measure for framesize selection. In your upright position you don't need a very long toptube (some brands like surly of vsf are notorios for their relatively long toptubes), but this frame seems just to short.Evan schreef: Nevertheless, having the right bike is important, especially if I want to make the long trips I have dreamed of. So I want to ask you something; when all of you say that the bike seems short, do you mean the "bovenbuislengte"? Is this the part of geometry where I need to put my most attention?
Gebruikers op dit forum: Bing [Bot] en 1 gast