Disgruntled Grad Student
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Bikes: CAAD 10, Cross Pro, Cross Comp, TK2
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i mean, I get that your road position is close to your track position, but in terms of geometry alone, each degree increase in seat tube angle equates to approximately 1cm less saddle setback. Track geo is more aggressive, in that the steeper angles rotate your entire body forward. If you were to put your saddle back in the typical road position, you will effectively increase your reach, but also have to double yourself over a bit more to fit the track drops. If you were to shorten your stem, and perhaps raise the bars, then you're effectively riding road bike geo, on the track...
also, I forget where I read it, but IIRC, the typical road saddle setback isn't as conducive to spinning the higher cadences associated with track racing. Hence the steeper angles/less setback.
So, for example, if your track bike has a 1 degree steeper seat tube than your road bike, will your measurements be similar, with approximately 1 cm less saddle setback (and knee approximately 1 cm infront of pedal spindle), or what?