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Aliante users: do you find that you're setting your saddle..(6 posts)

Aliante users: do you find that you're setting your saddle..Shylock
Jan 8, 2004 7:11 PM
....further back on the rails than you did with previous saddles? I'm just curious if I'm just going through an adjustment period given that this saddle holds my butt in a wholly different way from my old Flite TT. It seems as if the Aliante is forcing me to sit more towards the middle of the saddle, thus forcing me torun the saddle further back to achieve KOPS. ( yes, I like Kops:)

Feel the gin
Not with the saddles I usedCoolhand
Jan 9, 2004 8:07 AM
No flight TT experience, but after taking Craig's Alliante for a 30 mile spin, I did notice a few fiddles to saddle positioning would have been needed, but not much of a fore/aft change-- probably because my saddles were of similar size.

Nice saddle- but I like a bit more cush.

Coolhand
It's got to be the TThrv
Jan 9, 2004 8:42 AM
Awhile back I went from a Flite TT to a plain old Flite and while supposedly equivalent outlines, I ended up having to push the saddle further back on the rails to get the nose to handlebar distance the same, as well as nose to crank center. So comparing the outlines of saddles is only half of the battle; need to check rail position as well to see if it meets your needs.

hrv
Nope, but had to play with the angle somewhatRay Sachs
Jan 9, 2004 10:37 AM
The Aliante has that lip or rise in the back. I had to tip the nose up slightly to get the back at a comfortable angle. If I'd left it level, I'd probably be sliding to the middle of the saddle (down into the valley, as it were). I really like that rise though - lets me rotate my pelvis forward more easily than other saddles.

-Ray
agree with RaySuds
Jan 9, 2004 11:00 AM
I didn't notice much of a fore / aft change going to the Aliante from a Flite, although I did find a slight nose up setup to be the most comfortable.
Interesting responses, guys. Thanks. nmShylock
Jan 10, 2004 9:37 AM
okay, feel the gin