Seat recommendations for tailbone soreness?

Redwood

New Member
Region
USA
I recently bought an ebike after not riding a bicycle for many years. After my first ride of a couple miles, I noticed soreness in my tailbone a short while after my ride which lasted for over a week. The bike (a Lectric XP 2.0) came with an upgraded seat and seat post and wasn’t terrible to ride, but I don’t want to ride again until I can change the seat out. I’m considering ordering one of the A.R.S. Series seats from Planet Bike that are marketed to relieve tailbone/coccyx pain. Has anyone here had this problem and found a seat that eliminated this problem? FYI I’m a male in his 70s in overall good health. Thanks.
 

6zfshdb

Well-Known Member
Region
USA
City
Northeast Pennsylvania
This is one of the most frequently discussed topics here on EBR. If you do a search (the box in the extreme upper right) on "most comfortable seat" or "seat post", you'll get a host of suggestions and opinions. Keep in mind they are just that. A seat is likely the most personal part of a bike and what is comfortable for some isn't necessarily for all.

The best way is to talk to a knowledgeable person at your local LBS (local bike shop). Many will allow you to test ride different seats and can offer advice on the best fit. Often, just a simple adjustment like moving the seat forward, backward or changing the angle will make a big difference.

Many of us here use quality suspension seat posts like those from Redshift, Thudbuster, Kinekt and several others. Keep in mind, you need 3 to 4 inches of seat rail to seat tube clearance for these to work.

Welcome to the forum and good luck with your quest for the perfect bike seat!
 
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Deacon Blues

Well-Known Member
The proper seat is important for improved comfort, but I'd also strongly recommend you get a pair of padded cycling undershorts.
I do a lot of cycling and have 5 pairs of these undershorts, plus 6 or 7 pairs of padded bib cycling shorts.
I really like the padded undershorts, because they can be worn under a pair of regular shorts, jeans, sweat pants, etc.
They're inexpensive. Order a pair.......you'll thank me.

 

ruffruff

Well-Known Member
I have the ISM seat with a Kinekt seatpost. No pressure or pain anywhere.
 

indianajo

Well-Known Member
Taylor57 appears to be not older than 70. Hip fat melts off in the 60's, leaving only fat on the belly. Face arm & leg fat too which is what give healthy old people their gaunt look.
If you have a standard seat post, many recommend cloud9 seats. My bike has a odd diameter seat post and rails like for brooks. OEM seat was very hard and high in the middle where the nerve is. I found brooks too hard and too narrow. Selle Royale Respiro was too hard. Workman wouldn't stay straight on the rail-post converter I built. I'm riding Evo cruiser 260 mm x 218mm from modernbike.com . A whole $32. It does have a groove to clear the nerve. Hip pain still begins at 4 hours. I'm making a leather cover for a 3" thick sofa cushion piece this winter out of an old purse.
 

Kayakguy

Active Member
The proper seat is important for improved comfort, but I'd also strongly recommend you get a pair of padded cycling undershorts.
I do a lot of cycling and have 5 pairs of these undershorts, plus 6 or 7 pairs of padded bib cycling shorts.
I really like the padded undershorts, because they can be worn under a pair of regular shorts, jeans, sweat pants, etc.
They're inexpensive. Order a pair.......you'll thank me.

But wouldn't that make my butt look big?
 

kmccune

Well-Known Member
I recently bought an ebike after not riding a bicycle for many years. After my first ride of a couple miles, I noticed soreness in my tailbone a short while after my ride which lasted for over a week. The bike (a Lectric XP 2.0) came with an upgraded seat and seat post and wasn’t terrible to ride, but I don’t want to ride again until I can change the seat out. I’m considering ordering one of the A.R.S. Series seats from Planet Bike that are marketed to relieve tailbone/coccyx pain. Has anyone here had this problem and found a seat that eliminated this problem? FYI I’m a male in his 70s in overall good health. Thanks.
Try a big cruiser seat from Walmart, these cleft intruders that come on some bikes amaze me in the fact that anyone could ride them.
 

fauconnier

Active Member
Region
Canada
I have 3 different E-bikes with 3 different saddles all padded. For long or bumpy rides nothing beat a pair of padded underwear. On my retro E-bikes I wear them under my relax fit jeans.