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Old 09-10-18, 07:23 PM
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What to change?

On all of my road bikes, the saddle is the same height from center of BB and reach is very close to identical. On the tops and hoods the seat height feels fine, but as soon as I go to the drops the seat then feels too low.
Is there a reason for this? How do I fix this?

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Old 09-11-18, 07:44 AM
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What do you mean by “seat feels too low”? May be your seat is not level and you are sliding forward when in drops, which reduces effective seat height.
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Originally Posted by Harvieu25 View Post
On all of my road bikes, the saddle is the same height from center of BB and reach is very close to identical. On the tops and hoods the seat height feels fine, but as soon as I go to the drops the seat then feels too low.
Is there a reason for this?
Are you getting more forward on the saddle when you get in the drops?
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Old 09-11-18, 11:56 AM
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come by the shop and you can show me/them, in person.
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Old 09-11-18, 05:01 PM
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Actually I find myself sliding rearward to get more leg extension.
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Originally Posted by Harvieu25 View Post
Actually I find myself sliding rearward to get more leg extension.
I think you meant you are "pushing" yourself up the saddle, which means you naturally slide forward. I think your problem will be solved if you set up your saddle flat.
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Lose weight.
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Originally Posted by Carbonfiberboy View Post
Lose weight.
5'9" and 140 lb. not much to lose...
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5'9" and 140 lb. not much to lose...
Good for you. Then try this: in the drops, consciously rotate your hips forward and flatten your lower back, if you don't do that already.
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