I've been adjusting for MONTHS.
Riser bar pitch, seat rails, seat hight...I'm flat over the bike almost, full power to the cranks.
I though I had it dialed in.........my feet started to go knumb today. I ride platforms..shhhhhhh! I offroad crazy stuff like technical on glacier carved rocks next to the ocean..YA I'LL TOSS THE BIKE!
Anyway..the seat was 3mm too low for my xc riding position, I drop the seat for nasty stuff, and I guess I mistakenly put it up too low (no QR, it takes several 100 of lbs pressure to close my seat (split frame) and QR explode across the room). Waste of money.
Anyway...all the on\off wrench\adjust-re-adjust, get off the bike again, wrench.... has worked great...finally.
I didn't notice the seat 'till I did a 20+ mile ride.
Now I'm there.
It's worth it..my seat is a few degrees pointed up to relieve hand pressure.
Seats as low as I can be and still get a good knee straightening.
Risers are foreward enough to straighten out and push.
Seats foreward enough for a correct spindle\ energy transfer to the bb.
I'm in heaven..did a quick jar store run and I HAD to go home...I was so comfortable I wanted to go for a really, really long ride......@ 9:30 pm.
Man, I can't wait for tommorow!
If it don't feel right, tweak it.
3mm and I'm riding the SWEEEETEST bike on earth.
It's all about mm's.
Last edited by jeff williams; 02-06-05 at 12:12 AM.
dude, measure it now. now! I'm not kidding. measure the saddle setback, vertical saddle height, and the nose of the seat to the center of the bars. do it now. you're gonna end up screwing that position and never finding it again. I'm NOT kidding man.