Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Colorado Springs
Bikes: Scott Aspect 45 with Shimano SPD, Ergons, Serfas Dual Density Saddle, Shorter Easton stem, Princeton Switchback 3 light.
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Originally Posted by rfmarotti
Is this the power of a better fit?
Should I go back to the 120? Flip my 90? Thoughts on any of this welcome.
In my experience it could easily be the seat height change as you have experienced.
My seat will slowly drop about that much after awhile and I will think to myself "Hey... something doesn't feel right" so I'll look down and realize it is time to raise things again. Someone suggested a regular bolt instead of the quick release; but I can live with it only happening once every month or so.
NOTE: Now that you are tweaking the seat height you might also readjust the front to back position of the seat and also the seat angle; you might find that with the new height that tweaking those might get you a bit more comfort without losing any performance. But make any changes to these settings in very small microscopic steps.
Concerning your stem: I went from a 100mm to a 70mm stem for palm comfort. (Actually I went from 100mm to 90mm and realized that I wanted to go to 80mm. But the LBS didn't have that so I went 70mm and that was perfect.) But I still have the 100mm and I do plan on trying it out again after I drop a few metric tons of whale blubber.
I have a mountain bike and when I bought it I was basically at the halfway point between a medium and a large frame. So I probably would have needed to do some stem tweaking with either size frame.