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Moving Saddle Farther Forward

Old 04-25-17, 07:34 PM
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Moving Saddle Farther Forward

I need the saddle moved another 1-2" forward.

Already have a Profile Design "forward" seat post and the saddle is slammed forward on the rails.

Is there any way to move the saddle even farther forward?...any other type of bridge or adapter available?

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Oriental, NC
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Old 04-26-17, 01:19 AM
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Some setback posts have enough adjustability in the clamp to be possible to run in reverse.


But if you're looking to add 1-2" to an already forward post it seems like you're pushing the adaptability envelope more than actually possible and/or sensible.
If you need such an extreme tweak of saddle position, I'd be surprised if the rest of the bike will let you reach your goal.


Or look if you can buy a seat post intended either for fit bikes or for spin bikes, which tend to have huge adjustability. They'll be a lot heavier though.
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I would venture if you push the saddle that far forward that with the pedals at 3 o'clock, your knee is going to be way too far forward of your foot. This is not going to be a comfortable riding position.
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Originally Posted by PamlicoRod View Post
I need the saddle moved another 1-2" forward.

Already have a Profile Design "forward" seat post and the saddle is slammed forward on the rails.

Is there any way to move the saddle even farther forward?...any other type of bridge or adapter available?

Thank You,

Rod
Oriental, NC
How do you know you need it forward? Often that throws more weight on the hands and can lead to hand fatigue or wrist strain - maybe even carpal tunnel. Is it that you feel you have too long a reach to the handlebars? It might be that a better fix is to raise them a bit or get a shorter stem. Or maybe the whole bike is too big and thus the top tube is too long. "Rod" sounds male, but if you were female, you might need a woman specific bike frame, since woman have longer legs and shorter arms relative to a similar-sized male.
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Old 04-26-17, 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by cooker View Post
How do you know you need it forward? Often that throws more weight on the hands and can lead to hand fatigue or wrist strain - maybe even carpal tunnel. Is it that you feel you have too long a reach to the handlebars? It might be that a better fix is to raise them a bit or get a shorter stem. Or maybe the whole bike is too big and thus the top tube is too long. "Rod" sounds male, but if you were female, you might need a woman specific bike frame, since woman have longer legs and shorter arms relative to a similar-sized male.
I second this. We really need to know more to help you but 99% of the time you want to bring the handlebars back, not push the saddle forwards.
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Old 04-26-17, 08:03 PM
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Needing a seat that far forward is unusual. But I know form 1st hand experience that bikes can be set up to work very well that have to be modified with unusual gear to work. (I take production early '80s sport bikes, set them up fix gear with enormous stems and use them as very serviceable winter/rain/city bikes.)

I don't know your goals, nor your budget, but an approach that can be done is to go custom. I have had a local framebuilder make me two 160mm setback seatposts (as well as several of those stems). His approach is such that he could just as easily make a negative setback post at any setback you want. (He also uses Thompson 2-bolt clamps so you get a post that is a joy to set up.)

Go to the TiClycles website and take a look at some of the things they have done. (The post will cost you several hundred dollars.)

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PamlicoRod, it looks like you are relatively new here. It's a tough crowd. If you ask a specific question that doesn't fit inside their conceptions, you will get all kinds of advice as to why you shouldn't do it. Telling how you can do it is not allowed. (I'm breaking the unwritten code.)

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Originally Posted by 79pmooney View Post
PamlicoRod, it looks like you are relatively new here. It's a tough crowd. If you ask a specific question that doesn't fit inside their conceptions, you will get all kinds of advice as to why you shouldn't do it. Telling how you can do it is not allowed. (I'm breaking the unwritten code.)

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Originally Posted by PamlicoRod View Post
I need the saddle moved another 1-2" forward.

Already have a Profile Design "forward" seat post and the saddle is slammed forward on the rails.

Is there any way to move the saddle even farther forward?...any other type of bridge or adapter available?

Thank You,

Rod
Oriental, NC
What kind of bike do you have and what kind of bike do you want it to be?
Did you buy a road bike but want to convert it into a triathlon bike?
Or do you have a road bike but the bars are too far away? (if this is the case, pushing the seat forward is just going to make things worse, not better)
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Bike is used in triathlons and biathlons.

I can generate so much more power and much faster TT times with the saddle forward and
I'm still hanging off the front of the saddle.

The bike is a 2014 Specialized Roubaix Elite with a Profile Design FF seatpost,
Adamo Road saddle, and clip-on Profile Design Aero Bars. I'm unable to
post a pic on this forum.

The tip of the saddle is 3/4" back from the center of the bottom bracket.

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Old 04-27-17, 06:21 AM
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Time trialling is probably the only reason to sit that far forwards but honestly only having 3/4" setback is WAY forwards already. I'm not an expert on this but I have read that pro triathletes actually sit back deliberately on the bike section in order to recruit different muscles when cycling than they use when running.

Also, are there rules these days specifying saddle setback? I believe that there used to rules specifying minimum saddle setback for time trialling.
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You might need to search and/or post in the triathlon sub-forum - perhaps others there have addressed this issue.
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