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Planet Bike's Men's A.R.S. (Anatomic Relief System)

Posted on 2014.05.11 at 00:00
Current Location: 67114

As you can clearly see from this picture that seat actually isn't but a smidge wider than my racing saddle, yet what should be obvious from the low angle of the camera, makes all the difference in the world if you're a dude.

Had to take the bike in to replace the so-cheap-they-crumbled aluminum mid-brakes with a set of high-quality Origin8 Pro-Fit Cross Levers upon the bike shop owner's suggestion. They're also raked down for a more natural braking stance - I only wish I'd purchased the long-fingered cycling gloves when I was at the sports the store last week as we had a week of 30-degrees. I didn't buy them because we'd had a week of 80-degree weather.

Then it snowed.



dawaioser at 2014-05-12 10:52 (UTC) (Link)
I have the female version of that bike seat. I like it but wish it had a gel cover because it still hurts my booty a little, but thank gawd, NOT the other area like before. Haha. I'm told that once I ride more, that the booty sore spots will "toughen up" and there will be less discomfort; which is a blessing and a curse. I mean, after all - who wants to have a "tough" booty? ';)
ehowton at 2014-05-12 13:25 (UTC) (Link)

Just Say No to Tough Booty

There's a not-too-expensive pair of shorts (and alternately a less expensive pair of compression underwear) I'm thinking of buying from Amazon which presumably addresses just this. If I buy only one pair, and use the quick-cycle on the washer every day saving the initial cost of multiple pairs, might be a good test to see if worth it.
ehowton at 2014-05-12 21:28 (UTC) (Link)
Also - this one is the gel. They sold two, one gel, one not gel. I think gel was $6 more :O
ehowton at 2014-05-16 21:53 (UTC) (Link)
So I've been playing with seat elevation and pitch - bike shop guy says 1/8 inch can make or break you.

But just this morning I was trying to add one of those packs under the seat, and had to slide my seat as far forward on the rails as it would go. See the picture below; this actually made the seat go back further from the handlebars and I had my most comfortable ride in two months.

Perhaps if you were adjust your elevation, pitch, and distance from the handlebars you might find the sweet spot too?
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