Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Boulder County, CO
Bikes: '79 Gios, '80 Masi, '06 Felt, early '60s Frejus
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You appear to have the "gorilla" build--long torso, long arms, short legs. You're sitting very upright and forward in relation to the cranks. If you straightened your elbows your torso would be bolt upright, which is the way most people ride hybrid commuters. The back angle for power is between 40 and 50 degrees, and yours is more like 70. At this posture you're not using the powerful lower back and hamstring muscles, you have the aerodynamic characteristics of a barn door, and your center of gravity is too high for effective cornering.
I don't know what you're after, but if it's more performance, flip the stem, lower it a spacer or two, set the saddle back a centimeter or two, and see where you are. You might have to lower the saddle a couple mm to accommodate the increased saddle setback. Before you're done, I'm betting that you'll want a stem that's at least two cm longer. I understand that you're not racing, but the recommendations I've made are far from that.
Last edited by oldbobcat; 05-17-16 at 09:06 PM.