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just got a new to me tri specific bike. Felt B-2. It came with an Adamo racing saddle. 1st ride was 15 mi, stopping for many adjustments. The next day, 52 mi. Awesome to have no soft tissue pain. The problem is I feel like I have deep bone bruises on my sits bones. Today is the day after the 52. Any expectations as to when the bruising feeling lessen? I have a HIM in 2 weeks exactly... I am a female, 5'11" 135lbs, so fairly bony--if that matters much. Should I be riding every day until it feels better, or give it a little time to heal in between. I'm mostly starting to taper-ish.

I bought an Adamo prologue before I bought the bike--contemplating switching them out as that one is supposedly a little gentler, but also it would be nice to get my money back as I have repeatedly blown past all budgets this year. Any advice as to whether it is worth it to switch?

Thanks! I always am grateful for input from more experienced riders. This bike stuff is over my head.


2013-10-27 9:07 PM
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The race in firm, I've been riding it since 2007 and same thing happens to me for the 1st few rides until I get use to it again.  I'm going to be changing to either the Breakaway or Prologue for my new bike build. 

2013-10-27 9:36 PM
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I have a Prologue. Took me a half dozen or so rides to get used to it. Now, couldn't imagine riding on anything else. With that said, I think that continuing to ride with painful sit bones won't help the situation.
2013-10-28 8:07 AM
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I am in the process of adjusting to my ISM Saddle. I find that the sit bones feel better shortly after I get off the bike, usually within an hour. It has been on the bike for about 6 rides now and the adjustment has been pretty good, each ride a little less discomfort. So, my guess would be to ride it a few more times and try to gauge the level of discomfort during and after each ride. I hope that it improves for you over time.

2013-10-28 8:11 AM
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I have the Prologue after riding with a Fizik saddle.  The Fizik saddle gave me issues after about 25 miles or so.  Took me just a few rides to get used to the Prologue.  But I love it.  

Not sure what to recommend for your race though.  Maybe a few more rides - not hard training - but rides to get some more time on your saddle?

2013-10-28 9:16 AM
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That is exactly what ISM says you are supposed to feel. I have the Road on my Felt B16. Be patient. The sitbone soreness I found went away. That soreness means you are sitting on it correctly vs. too far back which many do initially on those saddles. Be patient- once it's dialed in, it's the best saddle I have ridden (IMO).


2013-10-28 9:50 AM
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It took me about 3 weeks (~12-15 rides) to get used to it initially. And if I stop riding for a few days lor a week it usually takes 1-2 rides to get into it again!

So hang in there, it gets better
2013-10-28 10:17 AM
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If your looking at keeping the Prologue then I'd say to put it on now.  Per ISM, the Prologue is 50% softer than the Race.

2013-10-28 12:25 PM
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I rode an Adamo Road for two months with the deep bone bruising feeling....I then switched to a Cobb saddle and it felt better in terms of bruising but left me with other issues (chafing and saddle sores). I was on it for six months and eventually went back to the Adamo. It was much better the second time around for the bruised feeling.

So though some people say it only took them a few weeks to get used to it, others may take longer. I know I would have taken longer than two months had I stayed on the Adamo the entire time, but not sure how long in the end.

As for riding every day between now and your HIM? I probably wouldn't. Seems that you're capable of doing 50+ and dealing with it, so I'd suggest continuing with your plan, knowing that it will likely be somewhat uncomfortable but not the end of the world. Right now is not exactly the ideal time to be making big changes, but if you're still having issues after the race, experiment with some new saddles (best if a shop has a bunch that you can try out before committing to buying).
2013-10-28 12:51 PM
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Thanks for the advice. I am going to keep the prologue--whether it goes on the tri-bike or road bike. If I get used to it on one, I can't imagine going between two vastly different types of saddles. And, yes, I guess either way I can gut it out on race day. Towards the end of the 50+ miles the other day I was definitely grimacing going over any rough road--but I did keep moving.
Guess I'll just stick to the plan and hope for the best! Thanks!
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