since it's fairly hard to get a good answer about correct saddle height and knee bend just because it is a fairly personal domain, would someone please tell me which muscles should be working more for optimal speed and efficiency
Basically, i lower the seat a bit more and my calf muscles work much more and i overall feel decent power transfer throughout the spin
Then i up the seat and my calves suddenly do much less work, but now my leg is fully extended and i feel like i put more power into the downward pedal motion, i might even go faster this way too (sort of feels like that).
Other pro/cons are
with seat higher, i feel much better overall on the bike and can rest on the hoods better (i have a short torso and my stem is pretty short already)
with seat lower, well my calves get more muscular but my quads do less work ,even though overall i guess it might be more balanced?
Basically, from anyone who has changed pedaling styles and maybe has some experience, i'd really appreciate it
I'm starting base now for the next season and would like to be doing everything correctly