Have done due diligence reading historical posts, now kindly asking for feedback. Seem to have a particularly unusual problem with seat pain after a short time in the saddle -
Can sit in an office chair, drive ten/twelve straight hours, operate machinery sunrise-sunset - however with as little as hour or two in the seat of my ’18 DCT baseline model can be in an unusually lot of pain - enough to need to stand on pegs to continue. Must be experiencing some type of gross anatomical misfit.
Looks like there are several highly-regarded aftermarket seats, but how would one know if they weren’t just purchasing the same problem? With the AT being my only road bike, I don’t have the insights most of you have or ability to get onto another machine to see how other seats feel or get a clue what the issue might be. The pic included above is from an historical post and is apparently from a custom seat builder - somehow that seat looks like it might work better - maybe hardcore ADV folks would get a chuckle from that, but whatever allows riding in comfort, right?
Suggestions on how to work toward resolution? Start with investing in gel pads or other odd items like the AirHawk or sheepskin to see if can begin to isolate the issue? Sure, visit a custom seat shop, but I'm probably a few hours away from one, and if walking into a seat shop do they automatically assume one is operating on an Ewan & Charlie unlimited budget? If the resolution involved multiple overnight trips and $1000+ practically speaking would just limp along with the pain. So for you riders with lifetime of experience, how would you go about working toward resolution?
Thanks & appreciate any words of wisdom