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Old 02-09-14, 12:12 AM   #1
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Is this considered an "upright" cycling posture?

Hi, I'm using a Dahon 2014 model - the Horize. I got this pic off the japanese website, it gives an indication of how I sit on the bike. Is this considered an upright posture? I'm asking because I'm looking at changing the saddle to a Brooks, and some models are more suitable for upright sitting. e.g. those that come with springs and have a wider rear.



I'm not bent forward like a road bike, but I'm not sitting bolt upright like a dutch bike either. There is a slight lean forward as you can see from the photo.
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Old 02-09-14, 04:58 AM   #2
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Hmm it's really weird to see Japanese advertising based on a popular Singapore tourist spot (Clarke Quay).

I'm no expert, but I'm going to go with "yes it is". It's going to be rather uncomfortable to maintain her posture like that, but as it is just a modelling photo she's not actually doing any proper cycling. I might be wrong but I think she'd be better off with the seat an inch or so lower.
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Yes,

Also note her feet and touching the floor, so when you have your seat correct, your posture will be nearly arms vertical.
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Old 02-09-14, 06:29 AM   #4
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I was very happy (after dropping the nose a couple of inches) with a B17s on my mezzo. It later moved (just as happily) to my road bike.

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"Is this considered an upright posture?" No, but its not really a leaning over low

agressive racer's posture either ,

just a balance of some weight on your hands , most on the seat.

Upright is like siting at the dining room table... Formal posture, no putting your elbows on the table..

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I have Brooks B17s and B68s on my bikes. I prefer the wider B68 (B66 sans springs) but both models work well on my cruiser (upright position) and my more performance oriented bikes (bars more than 1" lower than the saddle)... the difference really just boiled down to the tilt of the saddle.
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Yes,

Also note her feet and touching the floor, so when you have your seat correct, your posture will be nearly arms vertical.
You guys have me worried that I'm sitting wrong now. My posture is quite close to the lady's in the photo. Arms at an angle, slightly leaning forward. The saddle is slightly higher than the handlebars, which are not height adjustable. There is no way to sit with the arms vertical. In fact, I don't understand how anyone can sit with arms vertical on any bike? Wouldn't that mean that the handlebar grips are at your groin area?

I don't have any pain on the saddle, but some discomfort on the wrists after an hour of cycling. I've tried adjusting the saddle forwards but it doesn't help much.
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I have Brooks B17s and B68s on my bikes. I prefer the wider B68 (B66 sans springs) but both models work well on my cruiser (upright position) and my more performance oriented bikes (bars more than 1" lower than the saddle)... the difference really just boiled down to the tilt of the saddle.
Looks like they don't make the b68 anymore.
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