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New shoes = higher seat?(3 posts)

New shoes = higher seat?Painter
Dec 10, 2003 10:47 AM
I'm changing shoes from a Sidi mountain bike shoe with SPD cleats and a commuting / MTB pedal to Sidi Genius shoes (same pedal and cleat), and I'm wondering if that is going to require a change in seat height.

I'm kind of thinking that I should leave things the way they are for a couple of rides, and if need be, move the seat up a few mm at that time.

Thanks for the input.

Not uncommon...biknben
Dec 10, 2003 11:01 AM
It's common to have to adjust seat height after changing shoes. I can't confirm but you may find that the soles of the shoe are exactly the same minus the lugs on the MTB shoe. Sidi MTB and road shoes are very similar. That would mean the cleats would be in the same position. Your approach of making small changes after a couple rides is good.

Be thankfull you didn't get new pedals too. Then you'd be dealing with more variables.
Should be obvious after a ride or two.Silverback
Dec 10, 2003 11:04 AM
Don't know about those specific shoes, but I have three different brands I use interchangeably, and I can feel a difference of just a few millimeters in sole thickness. I don't bother to adjust since I change all the time, but since you'll be wearing one pair, you may want to compensate one way or the other.
Good plan to wait a couple of rides, though, I think. That will let you sort out different variables and figure out what you need to do.