Does the optimal saddle height depend on whether you are mashing or spinning?
Define mashing as pedaling with higher force in a higher gear and lower cadence. For example, you are climbing a 4-5% grade in 53 x 17 at around 60 rpm. When I do this, I find that I tend to slide back on my saddle to get more leg extension and I'm also actively pushing and pulling.
Define spinning as pedaling with lower force in a lower gear and higher cadence. For example, you are climbing that same grade but have shifted to 39 x 21 at around 100 rpm. When I do this , I'm usually forward on the nose of the saddle.
This makes me wonder if mashing rewards a higher saddle and spinning a lower saddle?