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  1. #1
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    Aug 2011
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    Should breaking in a Brooks cause sit bone pain?

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    After reading a bunch of the saddle threads on here, I decided to buy a Brooks B68 to accomodate my wide-ish sit bones (measured at 130 center to center, 170 outside to outside, 90 inside to inside). The saddle arrived from Wallingford last weekend and I've put almost 100 miles on it so far. I was loving it on all my rides until the last 5 miles of my 30 mile ride this morning when my sit bones just started burning!

    I'm pretty new to cycling, I started just a little over a month ago, and this was my longest ride yet. I'm just wondering if this sit bone pain is part of breaking in a Brooks, or part of breaking my butt into cycling in general, or if the B68 maybe isn't the right saddle for me, or if it's something else I haven't even thought of.

    Ideas anyone?

    Thanks!

  2. #2
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    the most comfortable saddle will give you pain if you sit on it longer than you are used to.
    In a month or two that 30 miles will be nothing! (if you keep riding that is)
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  3. #3
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    Aug 2011
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    Ice! Why hadn't I thought of that? Great idea.

    Thanks for the responses, I'll just keep on riding and build up the callouses on my sitbones. Thankfully this week is my "cut back" week so I get a little break while the bruising subsides.

  4. #4
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    May 2011
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    I don't know what to call the pain exactly, but it felt like someone spanked me for about a week and a half of daily riding when I first got my brooks.

    It's been awesome ever since.

  5. #5
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    Sep 2011
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    As I recall, my sitbones felt bruised the first few times I rode my Brooks Swallow. Still it was more comfortable than any other saddle I'd ridden. That was 3+ years and about 30k miles ago.

 

 

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