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Any way to get more effective saddle setback on my Madone?

Old 12-30-11, 09:14 AM
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Any way to get more effective saddle setback on my Madone?

I would post this on the general Road forum, but I find the discourse on this subforum to be a litlle more, well, enlightened.

Now that I've flattered you all, here's my dilemma. I have a 2011 Madone 6.9 SSL, size 54, H1 fit. Mostly a crit racer (3, hopefully get the last upgrade points to 2 this season) and MTB racer (hopefully earning a pro card this year).

I love the low front end on my Madone, my previous bike didn't allow me to get the bars low enough for my comfort. Unfortunately, my previous bike didn't have an integrated seat mast of any sort, so I was able to run a 35mm setback post with my Bonty Inform saddle for my optimum position. Even then the saddle was all the way back on the rails.

The Madone presents an issue with the 20mm option being the most setback available from Trek. I have tried for a few months to adapt to this but I would greatly prefer more setback. Seat tube angle is identical to my old frame, BTW.

Is there another seatmast that would offer me more offset? Is there a similar saddle (flat top, mid- to narrow-width) that has more rail adjustment than my Bontrager?

Thanks in advance for any help.

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Old 12-30-11, 09:25 AM
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Tune makes a seatpost cap in that setback. Not sure if it is Trek friendly.
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I don't know about saddles with more rail to help you out.

A couple options though: lower bars (and maybe longer stem) or move your cleats backward(which goes with popular fit advice). Are you sure that you need the saddle as far back as your last bike with the shorter head tube? You're just trying to copy the hip angle, and with lower bars, that should tighten the hip angle in the same direction as moving the saddle back.
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Aren't the BBs on those things weak?
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only if you are a wookie trapped inside the body of a man
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Ritchey Streem V2 saddle is flatish and mid-to-narrow, and it has the rails moved quite a bit forward compared to most ither saddles on the market, effectively giving it more setback. Affordable to test out too, since the Comp version is dirt cheap and the only difference between it and top-of-the line WCS is in rail and covering material - saddle body and padding are identical.
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Post a pic of the cap.

There's the possibility of McGyvering more setback. It would also be worth checking with Trek, for the Speed Concept they made several posts and there was an option for one with more setback than what came delivered.
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It took me a full year to trust my Fuji after that Trek let me down. I'm really happy that Fuji is straight up honest about the intentions of the SST. It's meant to handle bigger/stronger riders. The marketing pages pretty well talk me out of wanting an Altamira. I was descending hard today, and this SST frame really is amazing. Cornering right near my pedal limit, at 48mph and 400W. Freaking love that.
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An alternative to McGyvering the seatpost back might be to McGyver the bottom bracket forward.
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http://www.bikeradar.com/gallery/art...rticle%2Fimage


you could have material removed from the clamping mechanism by having someone machine it a la george hincapie: just depends on how much more setback you need/want. i did this with my wife's bike and it worked great.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/...r-slx01/101826
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