Total newbie here. I've done a handful of sprints, an oly, and one 70.3. I would say my weakest discipline is probably the bike, and part of that is that I've never really been able to find a saddle that is comfortable. Usually when I get into a groove on the ride, I start to get intense pain and numbness down there, sometimes even numbness in my toes. This causes me to switch positions around until I find a comfortable one which throws off my position on the bike.
I'm a big guy - 6'1" 215, I currently have the ISM PS1.0, had the Fizik Mistica, which was much much worse.
I'm on a very tight budget and don't have any wiggle room to try several different saddles and get fitted multiple times. Is there a way to dial in which saddle is best easily and cheaply?
Also, I'm not sure how much discomfort is common and I should just get used to. If I need to just suck it up and get over it, I can. Lol
Thanks for any tips and advice!
The fitters on here know a lot more than me. But 1 thing I can confirm - it's not your size. I'm not too dissimilar (just over 6 ft, and vary between 190 on a good day / after months of good solid training for an IM, and 210 when not. And I can ride 6 or 7 hours comfortably on the TT bike with no numbness or pain 'down there' (Not gone over 7 hours on it).
Longer still tho if on the road bike.
I'm on a Adamo Prologue (current version is a PL1.1) on the TT bike, and Cobb Flow Max on the road bike.
Best wishes for getting comfy.