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Old 06-17-11, 06:18 PM
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preference of seat position

I'm curious to what most people prefer as far as seat positioning. Do you prefer to have a seat slightly back putting you more behind the crank or a seat position forward so you're pushing more down on the cranks?
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Old 06-17-11, 06:47 PM
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I have the lengthy arione and get the best of both worlds.
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fit trumps preference.


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Right behind the bb...not 5cm
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Saw a picture of myself. Couldn't believe I don't flip over the bars when I'm hammering. If anything my saddle is forward of the BB, and I slide to the tip of the saddle when under pressure, even in turns.
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yeah, agreed. I'm not actually sure how you ride like that.
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I'm a small guy so far enough back for morph exemption, but not far enough back to be legal otherwise
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Originally Posted by botto
fit trumps preference.


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Originally Posted by carpediemracing
Saw a picture of myself. Couldn't believe I don't flip over the bars when I'm hammering. If anything my saddle is forward of the BB, and I slide to the tip of the saddle when under pressure, even in turns.
I'm kind of the same, my saddle is slammed forward TT style. It just works better for my body, as my femurs are so long that I find it hard to turn over the pedals at high wattage when my seat is in a normalish position.
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Originally Posted by TheKillerPenguin
I'm kind of the same, my saddle is slammed forward TT style. It just works better for my body, as my femurs are so long that I find it hard to turn over the pedals at high wattage when my seat is in a normalish position.
Same here. I find that I climb better when I scoot back on the saddle, but otherwise it feels great up front.

My coach suspects that I'm too forward and too low, but we'll see what comes out of a Retul next week and see if we should try some different stuff. It's interesting to hear a former pro tell me that I may have too much drop (compared to what I see in grand tour races). He said it may be a worthwhile tradeoff though, that I'm losing a bit of power but gaining aerodynamics. Might train in the more upright/back position and just figure out how to tuck better in races for those times it's needed. We'll see.
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