Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: central Ohio
Bikes: Schwinn Madison, Windsor Dover
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Saddle fore / aft
Hello all. I didn't know if this should be here or in the other forums, but in theory it covers different forms of cycling so I think here may be best.
In regards to saddle fore aft position, I have been using the format of front of knee joint to be in line with the pedal spindle with the crank arm at the 3:00 position. On the past three bikes I've had (all 73 degreee seat tubes), this has always resulted with my saddles all the way back on their rails and with using 25mm set back seatposts. This always seemed odd to me - maybe I have abnormally long thighs??
However, thinking about this fit formula (knee in line with spindle) how would this apply to track bikes and TT bikes? I mean, these bikes have steeper seat tubes resulting in a more forward position. I don't think I would be able to get the saddle back far enough to use the knee in line with spindle theory. Anyone?