Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Detroit suburbs
Re: Saddle Sores
Originally posted by ctodd1
I've been a recumbent rider for 20 years and a GRR rider for 8. Has anyone else experienced problems with saddle sores on the tailbone? I wear recumbent shorts, but develop sores during rides of 40 miles or more. Is there a seat adjustment I should try or perhaps some other remedy?
Wow, that doesn't sound like any fun at all.
Everyone's build is different, and even that changes over time.
This is a wild guess, but has the foam in your seat broken down, or compressed, over the years, so it now allows pressure, or friction, on the tail bone, when previously it didn't?
Easy Racer can rebuild and re-pad the seat cushion if that is the issue. I might try getting a piece of fairly dense foam, cut it to the rough shape of the seat cushion, cut out a section for the tail bone, and the install the thing under the existing cover to see if provides any relief.
Please let us know what you figure out.
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