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Old 07-15-14, 06:19 PM   #1
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Saddle to large?

Will a saddle that is too large push you forward on the saddle? I have a fizik antares and no matter what I do I end up on the nose. I have adjusted my reach, saddle tilt etc. My sit bones are about 100 mm. Would a smaller saddle allow me to stay where I am supposed to be for comfort?

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Old 07-15-14, 06:21 PM   #2
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Possibly. There's also a wide variation in shape, from pear to T.
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Slow down and sit up and you wont push forward .. ..


Watch the TdF time trials they are often on the saddle nose because of the effort..
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An Antares is hardly my idea of a wide saddle. You say you have adjusted your reach. How? What baseline did you use? Curious.

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Old 07-16-14, 09:53 AM   #5
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Slow down and sit up and you wont push forward .. ..


Watch the TdF time trials they are often on the saddle nose because of the effort..
They are on the saddle nose to further open their hip angle. UCI rules mandate that the tip of the saddle must be at least 5cm behind the BB. Too bad about their privates. UCI rules don't care.

I can ride on aero bars perfectly comfortably with my sitbones on the rear of my saddle.
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they are putting so much into the pedals , they probably are barely touching the saddle .

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I can ride on aero bars perfectly comfortably with my sitbones on the rear of my saddle.
thats nice , I'm not in that big a hurry anymore ..
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