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This is a relatively recent phenomenon, I've been commuting this route for 3+ years. The only thing that has changed most recently is a new saddle (Charge Spoon, formerly a soft and spongy OEM Speciaized); it started not immediately but shortly after that (couple of weeks maybe?)
I raised the seat post height a bit given that the height of the saddle (top to rails) was significantly less. The new saddle is however firmer, so won't be compressing enough. I haven't done anything scientific to dial in the angle either, just set it relatively flat, maybe a touch nose down.
Any tips on adjustments that might help?
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I suggest a process of elimination
- get a decent massage of your hip flexors and adductors, and abductors, and extensors. pay particular attention to the pectineus, rectus femoris and iliopsoas.
- stretch the above muscles for a few weeks, in addition to your lumbar spine.
- strengthen your core with planks and bicycle crunches
- get some manual therapy from a physio or osteopath to loosen your lumbar facet joints.
lower your saddle for a week and see if it makes a diff.
use a saddle cream for a week.
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