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Getting Numb on seated climbs(4 posts)

Getting Numb on seated climbsMr Numb
Apr 15, 2001 7:43 AM
I have a problem with numbness when I ride long hills. I climb seated 90% of the time, and I only have numbness problems when climbing. I use a Max Trans Am saddle and it works well for me on all other occasions. I think climbing shifts the weight towards the back, and due to the angle, the nose of the saddle is tilted up.

What do you think could help? Thinner padding in the shorts, tilting the nose of the saddle down slightly?

Thanks!

Mr. N
re: Getting Numb on seated climbsDINOSAUR
Apr 15, 2001 7:54 AM
Try leveling your saddle. Sometimes you can't tell by just looking, you might want to try using a carpenters level. Just a slight difference in the angle makes all the difference in the world.
simpleMrs Duh
Apr 15, 2001 6:13 PM
stand up every now and then on long climbs
re: Getting Numb on seated climbsHansNIgor
Apr 17, 2001 8:51 PM
Check your saddle height to handlebar distance -- you may be leaning too far forward.