How To Avoid A Sore Ass When Riding A Mountain Bike

How To Avoid A Sore Ass When Riding A Mountain Bike

Riding mountain bikes is fun, but a sore ass and chafing isn’t! Mountain bike a sore bottom is In this video, Rich gives you his top 5 tips to prevent saddle sores to help you be comfortable on your bike so you can focus on the ride.

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50 Comments

  1. Rob Rides EMTB on March 16, 2023 at 7:03 am

    Best cure for sore ass – get you’re ass out riding more!! 🔥

  2. Bush and Beach Australia on March 16, 2023 at 7:03 am

    That pink helmets a bit ‘mingin’ 😜

  3. Peak District Hillbilly on March 16, 2023 at 7:03 am

    Brooks C17 for me with a decent pair of padded shorts. Also not being overweight will probably make the biggest difference. Not wearing a heavy backpack, basically anything to reduce the downward pressure on the saddle.

  4. BE on March 16, 2023 at 7:08 am

    My bum brought me here

  5. cornishcactus on March 16, 2023 at 7:08 am

    Was using padded liners for ages but a few hot rides and the trench foot effect was too much; I was in some serious discomfort for weeks.
    Over lockdown I swapped to lycra boxers with no soggy sweaty pad ( underarmour coolgear ) and did lots of shorter rides, 30-60 mins letting my sit bones recover till riding again ( 2-3 days )
    After 3 months I could easily ride 6 hours or more with no discomfort, did 8 hours xc on a hardtail with only a little ache.
    I’ve been off the bike since end of Aug last year and only just started club rides again, no real issue with 3-4 hours but yesterdays 6 hour slog has me a little tender today, time to harden up the sit bones again.

  6. Jonathan Walters on March 16, 2023 at 7:09 am

    is there a vid for numb hands?

  7. Craig Weightman on March 16, 2023 at 7:12 am

    Very insightful video thanks rich.👍

  8. joshua easterby on March 16, 2023 at 7:12 am

    can i add a motorbike seat to my bike if i build it too like a triumph or kawasakki seat or maybe a honda seat and can i make my bike go quicker by adding more batterys or maybe more torque in engine or maybe get a sir ron or caofen electric dirt bike from asia

  9. myshots101 on March 16, 2023 at 7:14 am

    Great video. I want to start riding again but I need a more comfortable saddle. My old saddle that came with the bike when I bought it years ago hurts too much.

  10. 2STROKE POWER on March 16, 2023 at 7:15 am

    The channel between the seat is great for farts. If your mate rides behind you he can smell it like you’re in the car together! Amazing!

  11. pameni mane on March 16, 2023 at 7:19 am

    doctors said it’s good for my heart, no one said my balls wil be swelling after 20 miles. lol?

  12. Dani-El on March 16, 2023 at 7:19 am

    Honestly, I’m happy with the saddle that came with my bike. What usually happens when I get a new bike is that I have a sore arse for a week, and then I just get used to it and it stops being sore. Kind of like getting new shoes.
    I don’t use any padded shorts or anything either. Maybe that’s just me?

  13. kevin mortimer on March 16, 2023 at 7:21 am

    just avoid riding with elton john really

  14. salisburyplain998 on March 16, 2023 at 7:23 am

    The discomfort in the Gooch area during and after a ride is really killing my interest in cycling ,tried all sorts and still about an hour is all I can do and I then pay for it for days ,must just be my 59yr old prostate protesting 🤣😂🤣😂

  15. Riley Eccleshall on March 16, 2023 at 7:24 am

    Very helpful and great editing!

  16. Artie6937 on March 16, 2023 at 7:25 am

    I recommend bonjela before and after

  17. Jason Etter on March 16, 2023 at 7:25 am

    If your butt hurts…………you’re not pedaling hard enough.

  18. Timothy Sooknanan on March 16, 2023 at 7:28 am

    Wow I never actually thought I would use the saddle slide thing but now it does feel better!

  19. Mike on March 16, 2023 at 7:29 am

    Brooks B-17. Tricks for break-in from 40 years of using them. Purchase large can of Brooks Proofhide with the saddle. When you remove the saddle from box, immediately coat both sides heavily with Brooks Proofhide. Attach saddle to bike and immediately go for 10-20 miles ride. Body heat will make the dry leather absorb the Proofhide in 10 minutes. After that ride immediately coat the underside of the saddle again, just the underside. Day two, ride again as far as you want. Day three apply a light coat just to the underside. After two hundred miles you will see two small depressions where your sit bones rest. You are almost there to sublime comfort. After one month apply another very light coat underneath. 500 miles in, the saddle will fit you perfectly, like it was made for you. Happy trails!

  20. Llama Sugar on March 16, 2023 at 7:31 am

    I was typing the dinosaur riddle just as you said it! [first heard it in 1996 on DALMAC, so I am an actual dinosaur—rawr]

    I think road biking is worse for pain in the tender bits, but maybe that’s a seat issue, too. All I know is that the second day of a bike tour (70+ miles per day) is THE WORST.

  21. myshots101 on March 16, 2023 at 7:32 am

    Do you guys have any videos for 26 inch road tires for a mountain bike? I don’t go mountain biking so I want to ride locally but those mountain bike tires hurt on the road.

  22. John Tan Chin on March 16, 2023 at 7:32 am

    suntour ncx suspension seatpost for long leisure rides. 😉

  23. BoBo The rice farmer on March 16, 2023 at 7:34 am

    Feel like I saw this before on gmbn

  24. Stinky Ham on March 16, 2023 at 7:34 am

    "Female and male anatomy is extremely different", tell that to the mellennials, they seem extremely confused by the concept.

  25. 5 Violin on March 16, 2023 at 7:36 am

    Im too broke for any of these, so i just get used to the sore

  26. Joe C on March 16, 2023 at 7:37 am

    Should link to doddys video on gmbn tech about sizing for them etc. His video was really helpful to me

  27. Shmack-Dab-In-Da-Middle on March 16, 2023 at 7:38 am

    Yeah the answer is don’t wear a f****** pink helmet and don’t have vaccine ads in your videos

  28. P1lot on March 16, 2023 at 7:39 am

    Megasoreass 🤣

  29. 5davi5 on March 16, 2023 at 7:40 am

    Useless video….if this concerns you get a bike fit done.

  30. Global Mountain Bike Network on March 16, 2023 at 7:41 am

    Have you found the perfect saddle yet? Do you have any extra tips for saddle comfort? Let us know 👇

  31. pete smitt on March 16, 2023 at 7:43 am

    5:47 never seen hair sprouting from the top of a helmet.. the pink colour accentuates nicely as well.

  32. RoScFan on March 16, 2023 at 7:44 am

    While it might be embarassing or too graphic for youtube, i d like to suggest a video topic: what to do with your testicles when riding a bike. Ive often struggled to get my testicles in the right position when cycling so that i feel no disconfort. It s particularly difficult when you consider i change frequently between a comfort (upright) position and a speed position where i almost sit like on a time trial bicycle. Id love to see the topic handled by experienced cyclists and experienced mountain bikers.

  33. Grandpa likes video games. on March 16, 2023 at 7:44 am

    Every seat needs broken in …. like a pair of shoes before it becomes comfortable. Your ass and your seat need to come to an understanding and that usually takes a few rides.

  34. Tim Anderson on March 16, 2023 at 7:45 am

    Good advice as ever. Any chance of similar videos covering things like arem numbness etc? Keep up the good work guys 👌

  35. Jim Williamson on March 16, 2023 at 7:45 am

    I like the wtb pure v

  36. Bob Shy on March 16, 2023 at 7:45 am

    I personally use a twenty year old trek comfort seat. No butt pad, no butt cream. Perfect.

  37. Rupedog on March 16, 2023 at 7:46 am

    Didn’t actually speak about the most important element, sit bone width v saddle width… and edit seemed to jump from bike size, to saddles, back to bike size then saddles again…. did the editing get screwed up and a chunk lost on the cutting room floor??!!

  38. Ian Fleischhacker on March 16, 2023 at 7:48 am

    The presenter’s a subtle, yet persistent vocal fry is grating.

  39. Terry LaForest on March 16, 2023 at 7:48 am

    The WTB Volt saddle is great. WTB makes a huge range of saddles with sizes and rail materials.

  40. C B on March 16, 2023 at 7:49 am

    Thanks Rich…you want it cool mate…prevents smoke rings…..Peace

  41. Twiztid 133 on March 16, 2023 at 7:51 am

    I’m using SMP saddle which cost around sgd 95. It’s better than my regular saddle but the thing is if you ride for long hours you ass will still feel sore. Haha 😂

  42. SBBeowulf on March 16, 2023 at 7:52 am

    That joke at the end was really stupid but I really liked it lol 😂

  43. Zack Attack on March 16, 2023 at 7:52 am

    Burglars last night sorted this problem out for me.
    Well now it’s a financial pain in the arse

  44. Erik Johnson on March 16, 2023 at 7:53 am

    Put a Brooks B-17 on mine. Did not want my saddle to break in my butt, but the other way around. Few thousand miles later. I don’t have to worry about trying other hip spreaders, cause this one fits like a nice worn in baseball glove.

  45. Joe Thompson on March 16, 2023 at 7:53 am

    There is no cure all. Just ride more and you’ll get used to it.

  46. Jon on March 16, 2023 at 7:53 am

    I thought you moved the saddle forward or back to optimise the relationship between your hips and the pedals, and ‘Reach’ was set by your stem length (together with handlebar size and adjustment).
    Sella Italia C2 gel flow on all three bikes plus a couple of spares. When you find the one you love……..

  47. Rupedog on March 16, 2023 at 7:56 am

    Get ur sit bones measured or estimated by online sites like wtb fit right, and get the right width saddle.
    Then try out different saddles with different shapes all around that width (flat, curved, rising tail, long nose, fat nose etc.)
    Note manufacturers claimed widths and actual widths can vary!

  48. You on March 16, 2023 at 7:59 am

    2:57 🤣

  49. jonnoMoto on March 16, 2023 at 8:01 am

    On a related topic, I wonder if you might cover cyclist’s palsy? I recently developed it in one hand

  50. ukbren on March 16, 2023 at 8:02 am

    Natural Fit Venec that came with my Cube, the best saddle I’ve ever had. Not a hint of soreness after 30+ miles (and no need for padded shorts/unders). Guess I got lucky.

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