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Max aft seat adjustment

Old 03-24-18, 05:39 PM
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Max aft seat adjustment

My seat aft adjustment is at max and I feel like I could use about 0.5-1cm more. Before going out and getting a new offset seat post I was wondering if there was any other adjustment I could make to try and get my seat to feel further back? Its not a reach issue but more to do with my body position while pedaling. Any ideas on what else to try?
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I do not know what seat/ how wide your seat is, I have found that a wide seat will put you in a more forward position, while a narrow seat will position you further back. If your fore aft becomes too far back, you start to get into what I call the recumbent syndrome, where you loose the ability to spin rapidly. (have you ever noticed that recumbent riders don't/ can't spin high rpms like roadies?) I don't know if you care. good luck
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If you are at the end of the parallel section of your saddle rails, that's it for that seatpost.
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Originally Posted by Kontact
If you are at the end of the parallel section of your saddle rails, that's it for that seatpost.
Hummm... that's what I was afraid of. Just thought I'd ask...
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Agree with Kontact, but as your butt moves back, your back and pelvis should angle a little more forward, so the part of your bones you are resting on should get a little narrower. You might be able to sit a narrower saddle that lets you go a bit farther back.
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Originally Posted by RockiesDad
Hummm... that's what I was afraid of. Just thought I'd ask...
...there's also the option to use a small wheel in the rear as long as clearances allow... like a 20".
This would definitely place the saddle further aft.

If you go this way, make sure to post a picture with yourself on the bike here so we could have some extra fun.
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If you're not happy with your saddle; another option to a new seatpost is a new saddle w/ more
adjustment(longer rails). Brooks have short(er) rails; I think Selle Anatomica and Selle Italia have longer rails.
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Moving cleats back on the pedals will have the same effect,

& some would benefit from this anyway.
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Or, longer crank arms, at least the illusion, of more setback..
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