Notices
Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

Seat height ?

Old 10-03-19, 02:56 PM
  #1  
willbuyone
Old Newbie
Thread Starter
 
willbuyone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Lompoc California
Posts: 35

Bikes: Trek FX 2 Disk

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 16 Times in 6 Posts
Seat height ?

Just bought a new MTB and my question is do you
adjust the seat height the same as you would on a road or hybrid bike ?

Last edited by willbuyone; 10-03-19 at 03:02 PM. Reason: Grammer
willbuyone is offline  
Old 10-03-19, 07:20 PM
  #2  
Leebo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: North of Boston
Posts: 5,506

Bikes: Kona Dawg, Surly 1x1, Karate Monkey, Rockhopper, Crosscheck , Burley Runabout,

Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 785 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 29 Times in 22 Posts
So it's comfortable? Slight bend in the knee with the pedal at the very bottom of the stroke.
Leebo is offline  
Old 10-03-19, 07:24 PM
  #3  
Gconan
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 320

Bikes: Norco search xr

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 81 Post(s)
Liked 31 Times in 12 Posts
Yes. Congratulations on a fine bike!
Gconan is offline  
Old 10-03-19, 07:51 PM
  #4  
freeranger
Senior Member
 
freeranger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 1,267

Bikes: 06 Lemond Reno, 96 GT Timberline mtn.bike

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 47 Post(s)
Liked 35 Times in 26 Posts
My mtn.bike is a '96 (frame), components more modern, so it has "old school" geometry. I find I ride best with the seat as much as 1/2" lower than if I was riding it on pavement. You might ride with the seat higher on rolling, non-technical singletrack than on more technical trails. For me, it was trial and error-I don't have a set seat height- as it might be diff. for diff. trails. But that's just me--do what works for you.
freeranger is offline  
Old 10-04-19, 06:41 AM
  #5  
Kapusta
Cyclochondriac
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 2,431
Mentioned: 22 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1041 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 153 Times in 108 Posts
Originally Posted by willbuyone View Post
Just bought a new MTB and my question is do you
adjust the seat height the same as you would on a road or hybrid bike ?
Might not be the same height, but I am going for the same amount of leg extension. The difference is where the saddle is set fore/aft.

If the bike has a dropper post, it will be pretty much same as with a road bike.

With no dropper I will run the saddle a little farther back.
Kapusta is offline  
Old 10-04-19, 06:49 AM
  #6  
Kapusta
Cyclochondriac
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 2,431
Mentioned: 22 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1041 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 153 Times in 108 Posts
Originally Posted by willbuyone View Post
Just bought a new MTB and my question is do you
adjust the seat height the same as you would on a road or hybrid bike ?
Might not be the same height, but I am going for the same amount of leg extension. The difference is where the saddle is set fore/aft.

If the bike has a dropper post, it will be pretty much same as with a road bike.

With no dropper I will run the saddle a little farther back.
Kapusta is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.