I've had my new mtb for several weeks now- I love it, but I've not done more than 10 miles on it yet. I just ride beginner trails so far. I love the way it fits me, but from what I've been reading it's probably a little big. Smaller ones felt too cramped- like my knees were going to hit the handlebars.
I got a new terry liberator Y saddle for it, but when I put it on, the seat is now too high- I can't touch the ground with either toe without tilting the bike to one side. This is not a good feeling.
The seat is as low as it can go- the bontrager saddle that came with it is very flat, and the terry is thicker so puts me about an inch or so higher. Is it safe to cut down the seatpost? I hadn't realized it was at it's lowest, it just felt good where it was with the original saddle.
So, for now, I've got the original saddle back on- it's not bad, and I like how narrow it is so I can move around freely, but it just feels like it won't be so nice on longer rides.
The seatpost is aluminum or some hollow metal, doesn't look like it would be too hard to cut. Any tips?