Second what J. says.jdog said:Knee
My singlespeed is an old-school geometry (early 90's) frame with a shortish top tube and a 130mm stem, while my full sus is contemporary geometry, longer top tube and 120mm stem. The saddle rail to pedal distance is the same, as are the reach to the bars from the saddle and the bottom bracket drop. It takes a while to get these things dialed in, but it's nice to be able to go from bike to bike and not have to readapt to different positions. My knees in particular are happy about this.ytc100 said:Thanks for the replies. I don't have any comfort issues, I am trying to maximize my efficiency as it was suggested to me that my saddle position could be effecting my overall endurance.
Going to experiement a bit. I noticed my 2 bikes are pretty different. One a 17" hardtail, the other an 18" full suss. Putting them next to eachother it looks like there would be no way to get them the same. All else being equal the larger frame has a longer reach even with a shorter stem than the hardtail. I do a lot more standing on the hardtail as it's my single speed. Does this effect fit?
I know, lots of questions and few answers.
ChrisG said:It takes a while to get these things dialed in, but it's nice to be able to go from bike to bike and not have to readapt to different positions. My knees in particular are happy about this.
bonefishjake said:i adjust the seat height so that there is a little slack in knee at the bottom of the pedal stroke to prevent hyper-extension. after that, if i'm not in pain i don't touch anything. i'm pretty sure more time on the bike would net me better results than a few mm in seat change.
Evil said:Prostatitus is the absolute worst.
No matter what you do with seat position for any reason, keep the taint happy.
Also, change position in your saddle often.
I know this is slightly "off-topic" but for real, I woulden't wish this crap on my worst enemy.
Be carefull fellas!
ytc100 said:I agree that more time in the saddle would benefit my endurance but if a few mm makes even a small difference wouldn't you want to take advantage of that? I feel like over hours of pedaling those small differences add up.
normZurawski said:After I cramped during the Allamuchy race, the guy I was riding with told me to raise my saddle - he does it and it helps him. Seriously, less than an inch and it felt like I had a whole new set of muscles helping out the cause.
bonefishjake said:i'm waiting for enlightenment (norm, you can help too).
bonefishjake said:ok, sott, you've got my attention.
jdog said:In my opinion..
Since I saw you on your bike...
This is what I would do to your bike.
Push the saddle forwad 1-2cm
Cut 1" total off your bars.
Remove all the spacers form under the stem to lower the front end.
Get a 1cm shorter stem.
That is just a basic idea but without working with you on a trainer it would be hard to say for sure.
bonefishjake said:me or yct?