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    Seatposts

    Hey guys, I'm pretty new to riding and I have a question about seatposts. Right now when I ride my bike it feels like I should be sitting alittle further back than I currently sit. My current saddle is old and kind of bent dwon in the back. I have a WTB Speed V Comp Saddle on order. This should make my ride alot more comfortable. Back to my question, should I get a seatpost like the Easton EA-50 that sets my butt back alittle more or is there something else I can do to be more comfortable? I'm just trying to get my ride as comfortable as possible because I know the more comfortable it is the more I will want to ride. Thanks for your help.

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    Wait till ya get your new seat and see if it adjusts out for you. In other words: one change at a time.
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    also, once you get your new saddle, be willing to change the angle of the saddle a couple times to make sure that it's not dumping you off the front or back and that your weight is sitting on part of the saddle you find comfy (probably not the back or front end.)

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    Thanks for your help guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by cerewa
    also, once you get your new saddle, be willing to change the angle of the saddle a couple times to make sure that it's not dumping you off the front or back and that your weight is sitting on part of the saddle you find comfy (probably not the back or front end.)
    my personal experience is that a "couple" of times is putting it mildly. i tend to tinker with my seat position every few weeks when i ride 5-6 days a week. i'll put about two weeks in, decide it could be a little better, shift it back, change the angle, shift it up, all that stuff over a few days, then ride for a couple more weeks and repeat. i've hit a point now (after 2 months of continuous riding) where it all seems to be great. so lots of adjusting is a good thing, at least for me
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