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  1. #1
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    Another soft tissue pain thread

    Hey all,

    I'm a guy posting for his friend. She recently got the road cycling bug but has a hard time riding for more than fifteen minutes at a time without taking a break due to pain in her soft tissue. She describes it not so much as chafing but painful pressure right where her labia meet her perineum. She's on a Terry Liberator Gel that was on the bike when we got it.

    It's currently set up level and in the middle of the rails. I have tried decreasing setback to make it more comfortable but that didn't really help anything.

    I have read articles and quite a few threads here but am confused as to where to start. I was thinking bibs, or a new saddle. Can anybody provide some input on what to try first?

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    I'd go with a saddle with a huge cut out. I do. I will not tolerate any soft tissue pressure.

    One I can recommend:

    Pro Stealth
    use a torque wrench

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    Very similar (and maybe the inspiration for hte Pro Stealth?), and extremely popular with both genders: The short nosed, "vulva cutouted" Specialized Power. Comes in two widths and several levels of cost, padding thickness and weight.

    They do anything just to win a salami in ridiculous races. I take my gear out of the car and put my bike together. Tourists and locals are watching from sidewalk cafes. Non-racers. The emptiness of those lives shocks me. It was the illest of times, it was the dopest of times. And we looked damn good. Actually the autobus broke down somewhere on the Mortirolo.

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    Has she tried tilting the saddle down a smidge?

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