I've seen the other threads and they've been interesting, I've learnt some stuff but I have some questions. Firstly, some background.
I have a Specialized Romin Expert 2011 model, which came with my Tarmac SL3. We don't get along and never did. I think it might be too big, 98% certain it is 155mm: linky
but bike isn't in my house right now to double check.
I consistently get pain around the perineum, feels like the pubic arch at exactly 30 miles into any ride. FYI I use Assos saddle cream. From 60 miles up the pain is excruciating and I'm sliding back and forward, up on the pedals, like a madman. By around 80, the area is completely raw and at 100 I feel like I've been incinerated with too much pain to do anything about it. Unlike other saddles in the past, there doesn't appear to be any numbness but that's probably because I am moving around so much.
Clearly something is amiss and I've decided to bite the bullet and buy a new saddle. I see this isn't an easy thing to do but I've managed to measure my 'sit-bones', which are 130mm. This puts me at the top end of medium. Now I found another linky
to a Specialized recommended saddle width chart. It appears that my 130mm arse should have a 143mm saddle.
All well and good but I think I want this
but the width is 134mm. There doesn't appear to be any other sizes.
Will it fit me and is it just the unique design of the saddle that makes it thinner/one size?