Was wondering if I could request a bit of advice?
Been adjusting my bike with small changes over the last 5000km as I have started riding more this year. Have started riding longer distances (200km) recently and have been struggling with saddle positioning. I am hoping to ride 300/400k rides in the future and see how it goes.
I am riding an SMP pro lite which is by far the best saddle I have ever ridden, and places all of the pressure through my ischial tuberosities/sit bones removing all perineal pressure/numbness.
I have noticed that on rides longer than 150km the contact points on the sit bones still really hurt, and I'm wondering if this is relatively normal (and perhaps even a good thing) and that this area will toughen up a bit and heal accordingly - and if this is fine as presumably there are no delicate bits here just muscle and bone?
The damage has caused some minor bruising and skin flaking off, and it's been painful to get back on the bike the next day, but nothing more than that. Reassuring that there is no pressure anywhere else though.
Any advice? Cheers all and apologies for the high anatomical detail