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Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by Gunshot-6A, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. Nov 16, 2020 at 10:10 AM
    paleh0rse

    paleh0rse Well-Known Member

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    My warm-weather magical comfort combo is the following. I simply wear one of top of the other:

    Arsuxeo MTB Shorts from Lightinthebox:
    https://www.lightinthebox.com/en/p/...bicycle-ridding-shorts-pant-wear_p984484.html

    Sponeed padded tights from Amazon:
    https://www.amazon.com/sponeed-Cycling-Shorts-Anti-Slip-Padding/dp/B01M0PDSZV

    Once I figured out what I like, I ordered four pairs of each of the above and they've all lasted a couple of years now.
     
  2. Nov 16, 2020 at 10:10 AM
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    Yeah, that what it was.

    20201116_100234.jpg

    A few ads pop'd up with those whilst I was checking out gloves. I thought those were for serious road cyclist only. However, 25miles ride with my kids got preeeety unconfortable by the end of the ride

    Tis my 1st MTB, the seat on a BMX bike, is just for aesthetics.

    *edit* apologies if that images gets flagged as nsfw. :rofl:
     
  3. Nov 16, 2020 at 10:11 AM
    jjones.yota

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    I 100% don't ride enough to condition my taint, but the question still exists as to "why?"

    like even if I did ride 5-6 days a week and had taint of steel, I'd still wear pads. that's why I bring up the furniture, I could get used to sleeping on a hard floor but why not have a soft mattress?
     
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  4. Nov 16, 2020 at 10:14 AM
    ginseng27

    ginseng27 who knows?

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    not enough.
    Never felt like I needed one. :shrug: Been riding bikes for a long time and sure, I get saddle sore if I've been off the bike for a while (like during the winter times) but I quickly get past it and feel just perfectly fine. Dunno. I have a Chamois from a pair of shorts I bought a while back but I just leave it in my closet and never tried it because...well...never reallyly felt the urge.
     
  5. Nov 16, 2020 at 10:15 AM
    jjones.yota

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    I guess that works then lol, I'd say at this point don't try it or you'll see what you've been missing out on
     
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  6. Nov 16, 2020 at 10:16 AM
    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A [OP] Not a Fed

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    Yeah, but you're asian so you got that magic Ch'i focus ability, cheater :rofl:
     
  7. Nov 16, 2020 at 10:17 AM
    paleh0rse

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    Only reason I have considered going the conditioned-taint route is for multi-day bikepacking rides when washing and drying heavy soiled chamois can become rather annoying. I personally haven't made the switch, but I'll definitely consider it if my bikepacking habit grows beyond 3-day jaunts in the wilderness.
     
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  8. Nov 16, 2020 at 10:18 AM
    jjones.yota

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    I could understand that for sure. A few hours and mine is ripeeeee. I used baby powder haha
     
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  9. Nov 16, 2020 at 10:18 AM
    Gunshot-6A

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    Bruh, I know those fully loaded climbs can be tough, but they aren't supposed to be THAT bad
     
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  10. Nov 16, 2020 at 10:18 AM
    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A [OP] Not a Fed

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    Medicated Gold Bond in the chamois. Like sitting on a block of ice!
     
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  11. Nov 16, 2020 at 10:19 AM
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    hm...idk about that!
     
  12. Nov 16, 2020 at 10:19 AM
    ginseng27

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    not enough.
    LOL.
     
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  13. Nov 16, 2020 at 10:29 AM
    ginseng27

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    not enough.
    hah! little do you know I focus my power levels before every ride and pull a dragonball Z power level increase to go super saiyan...helps the taint.
     
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  14. Nov 16, 2020 at 10:31 AM
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    98% of the time. i wont if im hiking laps at the jumps. maybe if im doing park laps, but my booty likes the cushion. maybe i need to figure out a better saddle setup before going chammy less
     
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  15. Nov 16, 2020 at 11:11 AM
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    I ride with the butt pads. I don't use the gel though. I have one pair that is gel, I think, I wore them once and then never again. I like the foam. Not the gel.
     
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  16. Nov 16, 2020 at 11:12 AM
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    I've got my saddle pointed down, I wouldn't say it's pointed down crazily, but I don't feel like I'm sitting on the long part of the seat either, it's comfy, however if I start to notice taint pain I will invest in some padded shorts. I just want my stuff to air out and air out well, I've literally been going commando for years now, not just on bikes. lol

    Cheek meat is not sore over yesterdays 5 hour ride so I think I'm good.
     
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  17. Nov 16, 2020 at 11:18 AM
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    Never ever have. Although i always wanted to see what they felt like. I generally do not get that much saddle soreness anymore. But i also do not go out on all day rides like some of you guys out west and in the more mountain-ous geographical locations (NJ Problemz). 1hr is the minimum, and probably 4hrs is a max being out on the trails for me in a day.
     
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  18. Nov 16, 2020 at 11:22 AM
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    no one gets saddle sores with no chammy pads? is that a saddle issue on my part? after 4 days of 8-10 hours of riding the colorado trail i couldnt sit on a saddle for a week. thats with a fresh chammy the first 3 days
     
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  19. Nov 16, 2020 at 11:24 AM
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    I don't think saddle would matter after being on a bike 32-40 hours in 4 days.
     
  20. Nov 16, 2020 at 11:28 AM
    E-Paz 732NJ

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    Not on my Mountain bike. But on my Gravel bike i will periodically get ass soreness.

    Maybe the WTB Silverado on my Ripmo is just the TITs
     
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  21. Nov 16, 2020 at 11:31 AM
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    After a 3 day weekend of riding bikes, my ass is glad to be back in the car for sure. One thing I have found that helps is once you get done riding, get out of that chamois as soon as possible.

    I've also found that a lot of chafing can be potentially attributed to your saddle being just *slightly* too high, so your pelvis rocks side to side generating friction. I adjusted my Stache post down about a cm and it is so much better.
     

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