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Old 01-16-06, 06:48 PM
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I ran acrossed this photo in another thread and I don't know if it's the angle of the camara or what but doesn't it look like the cyclist's saddle on the yellow Conago is way to high? I find it interesting when you see pro cyclists on TV riding frames two sizes too small with 150mm stems and 300mm seat posts. I guess what ever works for them.

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Old 01-16-06, 06:53 PM
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yes, it looks WAY too high.
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Old 01-16-06, 06:59 PM
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Looks high to me too!
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As it doest to me as well
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might be in the process of stretching.

Impossible to tell from a still photo.
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if he is actually pedaling.. then yes I would say too high.

But.. he could just be putting all his weight on that leg going into a corner or something in which case his leg would look a lot straighter then if he was sitting pedaling. <-- if that makes sense.
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Those silly PRO racers, when are they ever gonna get it right???????
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I may be that he gets the most amount of power at the VERY bottom of his stroke, therefore he puts his seat up a little bit higher. Other than that, it looks to be a smidgen to high.
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I think he's stopped pedaling for the corner? Look at his other foot, that's a weird angle for someone who's pedaling and coming over the top with that foot. Assuming he's actually pedaling circles (!), his foot would be almost level at the top.
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The angle of their heads and body position suggest they are setting up for a left turn.

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Originally Posted by 55/Rad
The angle of their heads and body position suggest they are setting up for a left turn.

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I'm convinced thats part of it and I'm in no way second guessing there set-up, I just find it interesting.
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Yep, and the Canadian has way more bend in his right leg. This pic from the World's?
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I also think it's because they are setting up for a turn. What are the odds that both riders would be pedaling and have their feet at the very bottom of the stroke at the exact same time?
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