>Cross Training>Women's cycle saddle recommendations?
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Take a look at the forums on team estrogen - everything you could possibly ever want to know (and probably more) about saddles for women.
You will be sore on any saddle at first ... but you shouldn't be numb and the soreness should get better as you ride more.
Yeah, I know sore sit-bones are par for the course when starting...but that instant pain and numbness up-front is not right (and it's kept me off of my bike for the better part of a decade).
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The wrong frame size could be a problem - particularly if the frame is made for men. We gals tend to have longer legs/shorter torsos (sp?) vs. men, so a men's frame will force you to "reach" further, which could make your problem worse. A cheap fix for this would be to play around with handlebar stem length and/or height, or to try a different handlebar. Check out the "trekking" handlebars here:
In general, a too small frame is mo betta than too large. If worse comes to worse, you can pick up used bikes for cheap or free, I guess.
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