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PAIN(5 posts)

Nov 21, 2002 6:17 PM
My tailbone has been getting sore after i ride on my trainer.The seat is level but maybe my setback is wrong.Any suggestions?
Where are your hands?hayaku
Nov 21, 2002 8:54 PM
Maybe, like me you sit up more when on the trainer. I almost always have my hands on the flat part of the bars. My tail bone is fine but maybe you need to get down lower?

Also you could try putting the front wheel a little higher.
Where are your hands?leafy
Nov 22, 2002 12:06 PM
I rest my hands everywhere, but usually like you i find most comfort on my hoods and that is where i generally rest them.And yes i also tend to sit up more on my trainer because when i ride outdoors i find much more comfort on my bike.From the top of my saddle to the top of my handlebars i have a 2" drop,i would like to drop it to 3" which would force my upper body into a lower position.Nice points, THANKS!!!
re: PAINmicha
Nov 22, 2002 3:36 AM
Outdoor group road riding dynamics probably have you getting out of the saddle quite a few times - something you may not do on your trainer. Get out of the saddle every once in a while indoors as well. Stay smooth. Simulating thrashing out-of-saddle sprints on a trainer can put some stress on your bike it's not really designed to handle.
re: PAINleafy
Nov 22, 2002 12:09 PM
Yes i do tend to sit longer on my trainer because i don't want to stress my bike out.I also stand (not pedaling) a couple of times to relive my self and stretch.