Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Fifty Plus (50+)
Reload this Page >

Advice on saddle with prostatitis

Fifty Plus (50+) Share the victories, challenges, successes and special concerns of bicyclists 50 and older. Especially useful for those entering or reentering bicycling.

Advice on saddle with prostatitis

Old 06-02-19, 08:55 PM
  #1  
Emdoller
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Advice on saddle with prostatitis

Iím looking for input on saddles that help with symptoms of prostatitis.

Iíve read the Selle SMP extra seems to be a favorite.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Ed
Emdoller is offline  
Old 06-03-19, 05:33 AM
  #2  
calxes9
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Had an acute Big P attack four years ago, stayed off the bike for 10 days, a month of antibiotics etc. Did the usual research, switched to a Selle Italia SLR Superflow L saddle with tubular TI rails, just bought another one after 24,000 symptom-free miles. No reoccurrence but it could just be luck, no way to know definitively whether the saddle helped. It's very comfortable at least, but all anatomies are different and YMMV of course. Good luck!
calxes9 is offline  
Likes For calxes9:
Old 06-03-19, 07:11 AM
  #3  
Emdoller
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by calxes9 View Post
Had an acute Big P attack four years ago, stayed off the bike for 10 days, a month of antibiotics etc. Did the usual research, switched to a Selle Italia SLR Superflow L saddle with tubular TI rails, just bought another one after 24,000 symptom-free miles. No reoccurrence but it could just be luck, no way to know definitively whether the saddle helped. It's very comfortable at least, but all anatomies are different and YMMV of course. Good luck!
Thank you. Iíll check that one out. Would love to hear from others.

Ed
Emdoller is offline  
Old 06-04-19, 12:56 AM
  #4  
thehammerdog
Senior Member
 
thehammerdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: NWNJ
Posts: 2,642

Bikes: Road bike is a Carbon Bianchi C2C & Grandis (1980's), Gary Fisher Mt Bike, Trek Tandem & Mongoose SS MTB circa 1992.

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 211 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by Emdoller View Post
Thank you. Iíll check that one out. Would love to hear from others.

Ed
Road bike action just reviewed a new seat by Sage looks nice and affordable i may buy it as it is only $100.00 ti rails cut out seat and short nose . All better for your man junk 👍🏿
thehammerdog is offline  
Old 06-04-19, 03:43 AM
  #5  
jpescatore
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Ashton, MD USA
Posts: 433

Bikes: Trek Domane SL6 Disc, Trek 520

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 130 Post(s)
Liked 7 Times in 7 Posts
I had a prostate infection years ago, a few rounds of Cipro got rid of it. It never did impact my cycling, but over the years I've found that seats with cutouts in the center and less seat material overall are the most comfortable to me on long rides. I carry lots of padding on my rear end, need less on the saddle...

My local bike shop, like many, will let you borrow a bike seat to try it out for a few rides. The fitter at the shop used some system to size my rear end, I tried a few he recommended and ended up really liking a Selle SMP Glider which has a cut out and a "droop snoop." That replaced my old Selle SMP Gel Flow on my main road bike the older one is now on my old Trek 520.

It really is a case of YBWV (Your Butt Will Vary) - check with a bike shop if you can try a few out.
jpescatore is offline  
Old 06-04-19, 09:20 AM
  #6  
Flip Flop Rider
Senior Member
 
Flip Flop Rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: South Carolina Upstate
Posts: 1,068

Bikes: 2010 Fuji Absolute 3.0 1994 Trek 850

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 392 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 21 Times in 13 Posts
moon saddle
Flip Flop Rider is offline  
Old 06-04-19, 09:25 AM
  #7  
fietsbob 
coprolite
 
fietsbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Posts: 41,632

Bikes: 8

Mentioned: 188 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6838 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 217 Times in 180 Posts
Noseless types are also available .. just 2 pads to go under your hips..
fietsbob is offline  
Old 06-04-19, 01:56 PM
  #8  
Emdoller
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks for all the input. I decided to try the Selle SLR Superflow with TI rails. Ordered it today and got a decent deal for $120.

Hope it helps.

Ed
Emdoller is offline  
Old 06-04-19, 06:07 PM
  #9  
canklecat
Me duelen las nalgas
 
canklecat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Texas
Posts: 9,077

Bikes: Centurion Ironman, Trek 5900, Univega Via Carisma, Globe Carmel

Mentioned: 157 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2773 Post(s)
Liked 142 Times in 116 Posts
I like Selle Italia and similarly style saddles with a narrower rear and longer nose. So I'd probably go for that SLR Superflow.

But some folks swear by the ISM and similar saddles popular with triathletes and time trialists. I can see why after trying old style clip on aero bars this year on one road bike. The lower position puts more pressure on the perineum, so I switched one road bike to a Selle Italia Q-Bik with cutout. It helps. But the Q-Bik is nothing special -- a little more padding, a little wider, a smallish cut out. It was cheap at around $20 discontinued, and mostly useful to demonstrate some benefit to a cutout.
canklecat is offline  
Old 06-08-19, 08:51 PM
  #10  
Thalia949
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 12
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Concur on the superflow SLR. What I have found for me is that the saddle needs to be flat and have a cut away. Saddles that curve over the top are highly problatic for me.
Thalia949 is offline  
Old 06-21-19, 05:39 PM
  #11  
gary10509
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
Posts: 12

Bikes: 2015 Giant Defy Advanced 1, 2014 Trek 7.4 FX, 2010 Giant Defy 3, 1984 Schwinn Voyageur

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
+1 for the Selle Italia SLR Superflow. I bet I rode 25 saddles before finding it. Haven't looked back. I have one on every bike I own.
gary10509 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
tommy2000
Bicycle Mechanics
0
06-26-17 12:33 PM
chris.....
Foo
0
07-14-12 05:08 PM
a_phat_beat
Road Cycling
0
03-02-10 12:27 PM
urbanknight
"The 33"-Road Bike Racing
0
04-13-08 08:48 PM
Sincitycycler
Road Cycling
7
02-28-06 10:56 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.