Bordcla wrote: ↑
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:54 am
Rode the Specialized Power for a long time and it's basically OK for me, much better than most other saddles. The Pro Stealth was a step up in comfort, despite having thinner, firmer padding than the Power. I still have major saddle sores problem in the crease between my thigh and my pelvic bones/buttocks, but at this point, I can't fathom what might be needed to get rid of that. Other areas of comfort (soreness or, in the case of the Stealth, lack thereof) are all improved over the Power. The Stealth feels like the load is being spread over a larger area, decreasing pressure. Hope that makes sense.
Perhaps you should try TT shorts with minimal padding.
Normally chamois is thicker under buttocks and thinner under perineum.
Personally i really disklike this as it force you into a position.
Also feel that the padding (chamois) in the bibs, is in the way for full benefit of the saddle shape.
If you ride a saddle without bibs (chamois) and the saddle feels good, it might not with bibs.
No saddle designer design a saddle with a specific chamois in mind.
If they design a saddle for anatomy, it for sure doesn't take chamois into account.
Only bib short design which actually made this kind of chamois, is SQ Labs with One12.
This chamois is 4mm front to back.
Part from that, it's TT shorts.
If you try other saddles, you should try ISM PN 3.0 or 3.1.
I have had many saddles, over 21.
I have also tested 5 saddles from Cobb, own 3. Tried 4 saddles from ISM, own 3.
Also own SQ Labs Ergowave saddle which i don't like.
I also have Stealth saddle.
Best saddles are ISM PN 3.0 and/ or PN 3.1.
I ride these with TT shorts on both gravel (PN 3.1) and road (PN 3.0).
For further comfort, go for Ergon CF3 with setback.
The above mention saddles require more setback than any other saddle.
They're both great and even nicer with Ergon CF3.
Last thing though, don't use thick padded chamois.
This is a problem for sure.