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Saddle choices for those 50+ w/prostate issues

Old 04-24-22, 08:04 PM
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Saddle choices for those 50+ w/prostate issues

What are the most prostate-friendly choices re: saddles for those 50+? Just looking for specific recommendations to reduce generalized irritation as much as possible. Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-24-22, 08:33 PM
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Anatomy seems to vary a lot between people, so it's hard to generalize. Something with a significant cutout seems likely to work. I suggest finding a shop that has a sale lending program and experimenting.
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Old 04-25-22, 07:26 AM
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I use the BiSaddle on my 3 bikes. Adjustable and comfortable for my rides.
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I don't think prostate issues have anything to do with saddle choice. Pick what feels good.
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Old 04-25-22, 09:14 AM
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Its generally a counter intuitive issue. Less is more.
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I have issues as well and have found that the Selle Italia site has many options with large cutouts to relieve pressure there. Good luck. Oh and shops which sell Selle, have a trail ride program so you can check out a seat for a period and return it and try another, etc.
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For me. both cutouts and grooves work. I love the Terry Flys and use the plastic covered Specialized grooved seats on my city bikes that get parked in the rain. But I'll second going to shops with good trial policies. A local shop has one that I think is brilliant. A saddle library with around two dozen different seats. You buy a library card for $25 that allows you to take out any seat for a week. You can try as many as you like. Find "the one" and they will sell you a new boxed one and refund your $25.

I am told I have an enlarged prostate every physical that affects my urinating but doesn't seem to be an issue on the bike. The cutouts are more about less pressure on my perineum. So the seats I now ride are very similar to what I used to race - except no material at the center. But that's me. I think (no, I haven't looked) that we are as different down there as our faces are different. I base this on what I've watched people ride in complete comfort over the past 50 years. (I did an epic training ride in my racing days with a fellow on his Brooks Pro. I was on a Selle Italia. Two radically different seats! We joked early on that the other was riding our torture chamber. Many hills and hours later, we were two hammered bodies struggling to get back to the car; parked in a town at the top of a hill. Hammered but our butts were OK (on their very different seats).
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Originally Posted by Bosco13 View Post
I don't think prostate issues have anything to do with saddle choice. Pick what feels good.
Obviously you are not speaking from experience. That’s the problem with the internet - a lot of uniformed speculation without first hand experience.

Sitting on a saddle for years led to urinary urgency and weak stream due to the compression of perineal nerve. Saw a neurologist and urologist which came up with the diagnosis. To test it, I took a bike free trip abroad for a month and returned to the U.S. miraculously cured. Got back on the bike and within a week the symptoms reoccurred. Now I am taking a prescription medication daily to reduce the symptoms since I won’t give up the bike.
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Originally Posted by rsbob View Post
Obviously you are not speaking from experience. That’s the problem with the internet - a lot of uniformed speculation without first hand experience.

Sitting on a saddle for years led to urinary urgency and weak stream due to the compression of perineal nerve. Saw a neurologist and urologist which came up with the diagnosis. To test it, I took a bike free trip abroad for a month and returned to the U.S. miraculously cured. Got back on the bike and within a week the symptoms reoccurred. Now I am taking a prescription medication daily to reduce the symptoms since I won’t give up the bike.
Obviously your wrong as I'm speaking from experience. My saddles are the same before and after. At least that's MY experience. YMMV.
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Originally Posted by Bosco13 View Post
Obviously your wrong as I'm speaking from experience. My saddles are the same before and after. At least that's MY experience. YMMV.
Because you have no issues does not mean that you can extrapolate that you are the poster child for all mankind. Of course you have that choice which it appears you are taking. Since you are dismissing my direct experience and medical opinion, it appears that facts mean nothing in your world. Unfortunately your credibility just took a major hit and will now do so on all future posts .

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Originally Posted by rsbob View Post
Because you have no issues does not mean that you can extrapolate that you are the poster child for all mankind. Of course you have that choice which it appears you are taking. Since you are dismissing my direct experience and medical opinion, it appears that facts mean nothing in your world. Unfortunately your credibility just took a major hit and will now do so on all future posts .

Have a nice day
My response was due to your assumption that I had no experience or first hand knowledge, which is clearly incorrect. My statement in my original post also started with "I don't think" so I was not trying to be a know it all.

Hope everything works out for you.
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Old 07-29-22, 05:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Bosco13 View Post
Obviously your wrong as I'm speaking from experience. My saddles are the same before and after. At least that's MY experience. YMMV.
YOUR PROSTATE EXPERIENCE is owned by you and has NO BEARING (r.e.- possible discomfort experienced) that any other individual might have thanks to their anatomical differences.

I am a 7 year GLEASON 10 PCa patient and I could never say -- "I don't think prostate issues have anything to do with ??? " because even though we share of the same origin of the issue every man is different.

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Old 08-01-22, 07:39 AM
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I rode 21 miles on a new SQ Lab 612 saddle yesterday. On first look it seems as hard as a rock, but I could feel it keeping my sit bones elevated while at the same time providing enough of a cut out to not squish my nether regions. I found that I wasnt constantly shifting around in the saddle either. Good luck!
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