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    I ride a specialized XC full suspension, the seat that came on it from factory was very hard on the butt, so now I have a stock norco seat off a buddies norco bigfoot. It's better but still hurts after longer rides. What would be some good seat choices for a full suspension? I ride trails too so nothing weak
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    I'd start off with getting your sitbones measured. Any reputable bike shop will have a device to measure sitbone width and determine the correct saddle width for you. Based on that you can buy an XC / all mountain saddle.
    Secondly - are you wearing padded shorts? Is your saddle angle correct? It should be either flat or pointed downward ever so slightly.

    I ride a Specialized Phenom Comp on two of my cross bikes, and a Phenom Expert on my hardtail. Most comfortable saddle I've owned.

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    I have no padded shorts, and the saddle angle seems right. It's just a hard seat lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boosted131 View Post
    I have no padded shorts, and the saddle angle seems right. It's just a hard seat lol
    Do you consistently ride? ie: are you riding a decent distance more than a couple times a week?

    I found it took about a month of consistent riding before I felt comfortable on my seat and if I take a couple week break I do get some pain when I go back to riding 30+ kms a day.

    I'm no expert but having your butt hurt is way better than scrotum pain/numbness and or perineal nerve pain.

    The pressure should be on the two bones on your butt instead of the soft tissue so it may not feel great at first

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    I'm such a baby when it comes to seats. No matter what I get sore the next day. I have one that is quite padded and it's still not great even with padded shorts. Maybe I just need to ride more haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J-hop View Post
    Do you consistently ride? ie: are you riding a decent distance more than a couple times a week?

    I found it took about a month of consistent riding before I felt comfortable on my seat and if I take a couple week break I do get some pain when I go back to riding 30+ kms a day.

    I'm no expert but having your butt hurt is way better than scrotum pain/numbness and or perineal nerve pain.

    The pressure should be on the two bones on your butt instead of the soft tissue so it may not feel great at first
    I do at least 200 km a week. If it was just once a week I'd be fine
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