Throwing this out to the forum for possible links and help.
Let's not beat about the bush, my mate is a 28 stoner, a Bariatric size person.
He likes riding his bicycle, it makes him happy and trims some weight.
Recent issues have arisen as he has upped his mileage aiming for the London 46.
I Suspected saddle fitment and rider weight, without going into details, medical help was asked for and a couple of things cropped up including cancer. This ment he bailed from the 46 while undergoing checks.
All checked out and given all clear now and looking to ride again.
My mate rides a Cube MTB because Cube don't have a weight limit on MTB's, he would love a road bike or hybrid but most have a 18stone limit (what he looked into to, then went Cube)
Has anyone had a "saddle fitting" i understand this is fairly new but get the idea, now factor in the extra weight and pressure on the body i am thinking it might be an idea to steer my mate to a fitting session.
At the moment he is happy with a wide heavy duty comfort saddle with a gel cover for extra padding.
Our short rides are around 15 miles. No problem.
Up to 20-25miles. No problem.
Exceed 25miles and then the problems start.
Position on bike is fairly upright, MTB on riser bars, average cadence is 13-16mph. he is happy with current bike.
I am wondering if anyone has had a saddle fitting ? any feedback in general ? we are looking at an extreme end of the weight scale and possible issues that 10-18 stone riders won't have.
Any pointers to look at shop wise, can make a day trip to London, so London/Kent shops.
Possibly an odd request, but this forum is good place to start for info.