Mo Saddles, Mo Problems

Or, Common Sense Isn’t All That Common

I bought a new bike seat on the weekend and I was dying to try it out on my long ride today. It is a noseless saddle, basically as my kids put it, “It looks like a butt not a penis.”

I had read mixed reviews of such seats, some people love them, others hate them. I couldn’t believe how different it was. Your balance is right off, your arms take so much more weight, and it really felt like you were pushing with your legs and only your legs (as opposed to using your butt and core muscles as well).

So, in my anticipation I neglected to test out the positioning of the seat and as it turned out: it was not good. I also ( cleverly) did not bring the tools with me to adjust it, so I was on the edge of my seat the whole ride and it felt like I was standing up the whole time.

I’ll try it a time or two more before I make a final decision. I just wanted to share with you all the tale of my tail ?.


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