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Hilly TT question position question.

Old 05-07-08, 12:48 PM
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Hilly TT question position question.

Worth shoving the seat forward/up on a hill-climby TT or just run with what I know? I've been doing climbs and hill repeats in my usual position, but am pondering the change for race day.

It's a somewhat goofy out and back twice over 2 different routes thing. 12 miles total.

There will be no aero-bars. Also no photos, you really don't want to see them anyway
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Old 05-07-08, 01:28 PM
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Sounds like a good way to be slow and hurt yourself.
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Race what you practice. Leave it alone.
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If you aren't adding aero bars I don't see why you would change your saddle position. Go with where it is now.
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Originally Posted by cmh View Post
If you aren't adding aero bars I don't see why you would change your saddle position. Go with where it is now.
Wasn't sure, that is why I asked.
I assure you I'm no T.Q.
Full details of DFL finish will be provided on Friday. My only real wish is to be faster than :wifey: though the course suits her far better. I've been training hills in prep though.
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I agree with everyone, don't change the position that you've trained with.

Also, why would you put the seat forward for a hill climb?

Convetional wisdom is that you want to slide toward the back of the seat climbing to facilitate pulling back a the bottom of the pedal stroke. (or in Lemond's words, scraping the dog**** off your shoes.)

Thus if anything you'd scoot it back.
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
I agree with everyone, don't change the position that you've trained with.

Also, why would you put the seat forward for a hill climb?

Convetional wisdom is that you want to slide toward the back of the seat climbing to facilitate pulling back a the bottom of the pedal stroke. (or in Lemond's words, scraping the dog**** off your shoes.)

Thus if anything you'd scoot it back.
I've not been doing this long enough to be aware of that conventional wisdom. Thank you.

Moving the seat back is unpossible. It's already scooted back as far as possible to get me remotely close to KOPS. (I've got strange personal geometry)
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Well apparently you haven't been doing it long enough to know the conventional wisdom to not F with your position on race day.

And I repeat again, why do you think sliding your seat forward would make you faster on a hill climb?

If your position is set up correctly to start, you wouldn't want it forward for a hill climb.
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Well apparently you haven't been doing it long enough to know the conventional wisdom to not F with your position on race day.

And I repeat again, why do you think sliding your seat forward would make you faster on a hill climb?

If your position is set up correctly to start, you wouldn't want it forward for a hill climb.
I don't pretend to know, that why I asked the question. In fact I thanked you for your response. Apparently this offended you in some way.
I've been on a road bike for about 10 whole months of my adult life. Primarily on the trainer this winter, so no I haven't been doing this very long at all.
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