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    How do you choose saddle if cant try out?

    Being a pretty large guy I am looking for a better saddle then came with my giant reign. It just has no padding. The saddle that came with my Nishiki has padding but causes rub spots in the groin area. How do we find a good saddle if we have to buy online. We as larger guys is there something I should be looking for?

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    Don't buy online.

    Most of my LBS have been good shops and had trial saddles available from good brands. Use your LBS - online is not the answer.

    You are wearing padded lycra shorts as well?

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    No lycra. I will eventually get a pair of baggies with pads in it but no lycra. LBS 45 min away does not have any and a poor selection of saddles. There is another one about an hour or so away but owned by same people but supposed to be larger.

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    Saddles/seat

    Handful of suggestions there.

    At the moment, I'm on WTB Pure V (as some have suggested). 220 lb on rigid steel frame, and no complaints.
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    Thanks for the link. I will read through it.

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    Get lycra first. Just some lycra shorts or bibs - you can wear them with any shorts then. That might solve your problem.

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    I normally just buy a seat that looks cool and let my ass form to it over time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chef7734 View Post
    No lycra.
    A set of padded lycra shorts is rather inexpensive, and can be worn as underwear beneath the shorts you ride in. Will help with rub spots and lack of padding.

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    I cant wear anything tight in the groin area. I can wear padded baggies.

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    I'm tempted to say 'huh'? - but I don't think I want to know the answer.

    The point of lycra is that it is a very close fit, not cutting off the circulation. The closer the fit and the better the pad in the short, the more comfortable things are.

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    I would get padded shorts before I spent the loot on a seat.
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    I spent about a year on the WTB Pure V and I found it to be uncomfortable. I did a lot of research and tried the WTB Devo which I love. I have it on all 3 of my bikes. As everyone says above try some padding. I personally use padded bibs with baggy's over them so there is no chance of me flashing some crack on the trail.

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