Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Bikes: 2014 Kona Unit, 2016 Surly Cross Check SS
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Lowering saddle on HT for descents, etc.
Recently, I started playing around with my saddle height on my 27.5 hardtail while out riding---leaving it my optimal riding height for climbing and non-demanding stuff, and then lowering it as far down as it will go for descents, tricky stuff, and whatnot. Previously, I'd just been practicing using my body position behind the saddle, etc. I'm a relative noob, so just curious--there's only about 1.25" difference between the two settings. I do think I feel some of the potential advantages of doing this, but do other folks typically mess around with saddle height on hardtails during rides?