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Position on saddle(4 posts)

Position on saddlePerplexed
Aug 23, 2001 11:43 PM
Can someone tell me what part of a saddle are you meant to sit on for general riding. At the moment I sitting on the back of my saddle and this seems very comfortable for the hour long rides I do. So is this the right part? Should I be more towards the front? Or should I be in the middle?
re: Position on saddlegot2ryd
Aug 24, 2001 3:13 AM
i believe you should more or less be centered on the saddle. are you finding that you are pushing back onto the saddle to be comfortable? you may need to adjust the fore/aft position of the saddle on its rails. make only very small adjustments to find that perfect position where you are comfortable without sliding your rear fore/aft to find that perfect position. good luck.
re: Position on saddlePerplexed
Aug 24, 2001 4:21 AM
Thanks I'll try that out.
re: Position on saddleJon Billheimer
Aug 24, 2001 1:48 PM
Assuming proper fit, etc. you would normally move around on the saddle somewhat. For example, when you're really hammering on the flats you might feel yourself moving forward to use your quads more and to increase your leg speed. Climbing, you might find yourself moving back for more torque. Seat position isn't something that's real static. However, as the previous poster noted, if you're always on the back of the saddle you're probably not fitted properly. You could ask for some expert bitting advice at a qualified local bike shop.