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On cold days like today, I notice that my saddle gets really cold, to the point that my perineum does get uncomfortably cold. I don't think it caused by the wind. I wear underwear, long johns and high quality pants made out of a WWR shell.

The saddle is a cheap WTB one.

Anyone have similar experiences and tried to solve it?

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I never had a problem with cold in that area.  Fingers and toes yeah, but the perineum... usualy t'aint a problem.

It's  cold, not  just numb, right?  Maybe the extra layers are restricting bloodflow to weird areas?

I had a girl once tell me she doesn't ride because.... "it" falls asleep (gets numb).  Food for thought?

I gotta agree. The only time I had this happen was when I was wearing way too many layers and full of beer. The larger muscles and core should be able to "warm up" the saddle. In my case the constriction was right around the femur/hip from tech underwear wedgie. Not a pretty sight.


Juan Primo said:

I never had a problem with cold in that area.  Fingers and toes yeah, but the perineum... usualy t'aint a problem.

It's  cold, not  just numb, right?  Maybe the extra layers are restricting bloodflow to weird areas?

I had a girl once tell me she doesn't ride because.... "it" falls asleep (gets numb).  Food for thought?

Is the saddle padded? I swapped in cheap well-padded saddle for wet weather, to save my Brooks. It had the unplanned benefit of insulating me from the cold.

My saddle never warmed up on my 2 mile ride to the metra today.  The bike I ride to the loop stays inside so I don't have the same issue. 

The saddle is a cheap plastic WTB one that came on the bike. If it has padding, it is minimal.

And it is not numbness that is causing the problem either. I still have feeling in that area. It's just plain cold.

Sheepskin saddle cover. Warm and the added benefit of luxurious padding. Scored some online for a couple bucks apiece; you are welcome to one if you want.

The only warm spot today was my saddle.

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