So, I will start from the beginning: I have mild scoliosis, and it’ been a treat on occasion, and I don’t know if it plays a role in this issue.
So I had a bike fitting, paid the money, and ride the measurements I paid for. I transferred them to the multitude of smart bikes I’ve had over the years, and have had one issue come up, repeatedly. I discussed it with the fitter, and he came up with a couple of ideas but nothing seemed to work.
The issue I have is when riding, my bibs seem to twist on my body. I end up with the majority of the pad on the right side of my backside, and have to pause and adjust the ‘creep’ and get it back a little farther to the left side. It’s been awkward to talk about, and have gotten the ‘if you keep riding, does it do all the way around?’ “HAW HAW HAW!!”
I have tried to sit still on the saddle (as much as possible) and it still seems to move. Some bibs move more than others, but they all do it to some degree. Someone jokingly suggested installing a seat belt which was so helpful, let me tell you.
I get some chaffing, but not enough to explain the movement of the bibs. On the smart bike I have, I’ve tried raising/lowering the bars, bring them closer/farther, tweaking the seat height, angle, smaller size bibs, etc. Apparently ‘normal people’ don’t have this happen?
The problem is the pad bunches up making riding interesting, and the exposed ‘cheek’ tends to get very uncomfortable. When I stop to adjust things, I am getting docked for time on Zwift, and wonder what TR might be doing. I haven’t noticed it outside, but I spend time OOS, and also ride mostly MTB and gravel bike outside.
Physically, my legs are the same length, which is great. Having different leg lengths is more common than people might realize actually. Is it the scoliosis? Is it some bizarre setting I haven’t tripped upon? Is it common? (I’m taking it from the fitter that it’s not exactly very common)
It’s a little embarrassing to talk about, but I’m looking for help. Thanks…