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Bibtight/Shorts Seam Perineum pain

I have several pairs of Bibtights/Shorts but all have a seam underneath the Pad which I can feel and chafes when riding - does anyone know of any Bibtights/Shorts without a seam that runs under the Perineum?

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Cayo | 4 days ago
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It also occurs to me that saddle choice may be contributing to the discomfort. Whilst I'd still say it shouldn't normally be possible to feel the seam, a flatter saddle may increase the chances. Are you riding a saddle with a cutout? That would make it close to impossible to feel a seam.

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Cayo | 5 days ago
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I have to agree with those suggesting you may have a medical issue at play here, because this really shouldn't be a 'Princess and the Pea' scenario - no way should you feel the seam. I remember my first pairs of shorts having synthetic chamois rather than the modern multi-layered shaved foam padding that the likes of Castelli employ. Even with those, I felt no seam.

What brand(s) of shorts are you using?

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Envee NV | 5 days ago
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You can feel a seam through the padding? Really? Is the padding that thin that you can feel the seam? Is there a little knot like structure there? Like a ball? Are these old school leather chamoix pads or newer synthetic ones?

I rode for the last 40 years with pilonidal cysts in the perineum. These swelled up to the size of a small grape till i lanced them and let teh fluid out.

Fiding a pair of shorts without a seam under there is not as eay as it sounds. Most have that seam there. Good luck. Be glad that you do not have cysts to deal with as that is real pain. What you have sounds like a discomfort

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Secret_squirrel replied to Envee NV | 3 days ago
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WTAF is wrong with you,  how dare you attempt to judge the pain of someone else from merely a post.

Get back in your box.

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Envee NV replied to Secret_squirrel | 23 hours ago
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Secret_squirrel wrote:

WTAF is wrong with you,  how dare you attempt to judge the pain of someone else from merely a post.

Get back in your box.

Calm down kipper. Try riding with pilonidal cysts the size of grapes before you make aggressive, insulting, remarks worthy of getting banned. You have no idea what that even feels like. If you did you would not respond like that.

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Rendel Harris replied to Envee NV | 21 hours ago
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Envee NV wrote:
Secret_squirrel wrote:

WTAF is wrong with you,  how dare you attempt to judge the pain of someone else from merely a post.

Get back in your box.

Calm down kipper. Try riding with pilonidal cysts the size of grapes before you make aggressive, insulting, remarks worthy of getting banned. You have no idea what that even feels like. If you did you would not respond like that.

There's nothing SS has said there that's remotely worthy of a ban and I think most people would agree that your post was rather stupid with its competitive "I know what real pain is and you're only in discomfort" attitude. Your post didn't actually try to help the OP with advice at all, all you appeared to want to do was tell everyone your pain is much worse. You deserved SS's reaction.

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Aluminium can | 3 weeks ago
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Lower your saddle by 25mm and go for a ride.  Forget about if you think it's too low or you feel like there's no power, just try this just as an experiment.  Is the pain less or gone at the lower level? 

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check12 | 4 weeks ago
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castelli x2 air pad has a gel insert under your junk might help 

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mike the bike | 1 month ago
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I well remember the year, 1977 was it, when Perineum Pain won the Derby.  I had a tenner on him and took a cab home, the whole fifty miles.

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Freddy56 | 1 month ago
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I would imagine your chamois is done if you can feel the stitching. The do wear away and I would expect to get three season from a pair of shorts.  Most have three layers. I use Castelli and Galibier for longer spins, both have a fabric seam underneath but I can't feel it on the galibier pair. 

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TheBillder | 1 month ago
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I checked my main 3 pairs (Lusso, Gore, dhb) and all have such a seam running front to back. But I don't understand how you can feel it. Check for a saddle sore?

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