Cutout Saddles and Prostate

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Cutout Saddles and Prostate

Postby Steveonthecoast » 22 Feb 2018, 8:31pm

I have an enlarged Prostate Gland and wondered if a Cutout Saddle would help aleviate the pressure on this. Thus making life a
bit more comfortable. Anybody got any advice or help on this matter.

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Re: Cutout Saddles and Prostate

Postby pjclinch » 23 Feb 2018, 8:34am

Steveonthecoast wrote:I have an enlarged Prostate Gland and wondered if a Cutout Saddle would help aleviate the pressure on this. Thus making life a bit more comfortable. Anybody got any advice or help on this matter.


Saddles are, like undercarriages, personal things. Give one a go and see how it feels, but note that if things feel better prostate-wise but bad otherwise then there are plenty of different cutout designs on the market, and some will suit your personal geometry better than others.

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Re: Cutout Saddles and Prostate

Postby ANTONISH » 23 Feb 2018, 9:46am

I've used a cut out saddle for a good many years. They feel a bit strange to begin with.
There are many different types and I agree that it's a personal matter - I prefer a narrower saddle and it took me some time to find something suitable - I eventually settled for a Selle Italia trans am XO - which used to be available with a leather cover from Decathlon but is no longer.
I did buy a couple with fake leather cover which split after a few months.
I wish you well in your search.

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Re: Cutout Saddles and Prostate

Postby NUKe » 23 Feb 2018, 10:28am

A friend who had similar problems swears by one of these and uses one on his road bike
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wawer-Cycling- ... ddle&psc=1
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Re: Cutout Saddles and Prostate

Postby bikepacker » 23 Feb 2018, 1:35pm

Since borrowing a bike 20 years ago in LA to go out riding with a cousin, I have been a fan of cut-out saddles for alleviating prostrate pressure. That saddle was a Nashbar touring saddle which I purchase some to bring home. Although comfortable the were not the most long lasting saddles and no longer made. Currently my preferred saddle is a leather covered Selle Italia Man Gel Flow, which is not quite as comfortable as the Nashbar but it gets close. I do have a B17 on my winter bike but that has spiked tyres it is probably used for less than 200 miles a year. That saddle has been known to give me pain. Also on my 'leave in town' bike I have a ladies leather covered SI Trans Am which is also a comfortable saddle.

All I can say is I have never suffered any prostrate problem and hopefully never will. If you are near Worcester you are welcome to visit me and try out my different ones.
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Re: Cutout Saddles and Prostate

Postby ianrobo » 23 Feb 2018, 2:33pm

I used to get awful saddle sore issues but I had to borrow a bike and that had a cut out and they actually eased even with increased riding.

So then brought one here, change it over to all my bikes and would very much recommend one.

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Re: Cutout Saddles and Prostate

Postby Steveonthecoast » 23 Feb 2018, 7:56pm

Thanks to all for your comments and advice. I have today cut a slot in an old Aire saddle from Spa Cycles . It took some effort as it's quite thick leather. I used a Dremil and small
Drill to complete this. It ain't pretty but hope to try it over the next few days. If it works I may get a new Selle Italia saddle with a ready cut out.

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Re: Cutout Saddles and Prostate

Postby geomannie » 3 Mar 2018, 9:01pm

I have similar issues and use Selle SMP saddles http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/selle-smp, but the cheapest and most basic model. I used to use a variety of Brookes saddles but as I "changed" these became very uncomfortable. Finding the Selle SMP was a revelation.

I recommended them to a club member who has had protate surgery and he swears that its the most comfortable saddle he has had post operatively. Saddles are of course very personal but at around £44 for the base model its well worth a try.
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