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    Mick G

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    Tilt front of saddle down

    Post by Mick G on Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:08 am

    I find when I get down on the bars I feel really cramped, I thought of tilting the front of the saddle down a bit to give the boys a bit more room.
    Is there other problems that may arise from doing this and how far should I move it if it's a common thing.

    Cheers

    Mick
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    Mick B

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    Re: Tilt front of saddle down

    Post by Mick B on Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:40 am

    You will find you use a lot of energy supporting your weight with your shoulders and arms that you currently don't. I have tried it and it feels like you have to stop yourself sliding forward off the saddle. I find it really loads my upper body whereas when the saddle is flat I almost feel like I could go to sleep because the weight is so evenly spread.
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    Glenn C

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    Re: Tilt front of saddle down

    Post by Glenn C on Sun Jan 24, 2010 4:11 am

    I'm assuming you are talking about the boys Wink

    Your seat may be too high (do your hips rock when down on the aero bars?, ask a friend when out riding next).
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    You are trying to run too much drop

    Dropping the nose of the seat is common for those that are running too much seat height and leads to tired/aching shoulders and longer term discomfort.
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    Alex R
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    Re: Tilt front of saddle down

    Post by Alex R on Sun Jan 24, 2010 4:56 am

    ... and tired hip flexors as you are constantly pushing back. Long term ths can lead to back problems as you strengthen one side of your body and not the other.

    Off the cuff diagnisis - seat is too high
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    Mick G

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    Re: Tilt front of saddle down

    Post by Mick G on Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:10 am

    Thanks guys
    I'll try dropping it a bit and see how it feels. As it is I can't see myself lying down for long stints.
    Cheers
    Mick
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    Andrew Zed

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    Re: Tilt front of saddle down

    Post by Andrew Zed on Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:08 am

    or try a SMP saddle

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