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saddle position questionGall
Jun 6, 2003 10:09 AM
Hello again,

When using your bike with aero bars do you point the saddle down or keep it level?

re: saddle position questionZeGopha
Jun 6, 2003 10:58 AM
That's a highly personal thing. What works for one person in one position doesn't work for someone else in another. I would tend to guess a general rule of thumb (very general) would be if you have a tri-bike dip the nose slighty. If you ride a road bike with jammers, keep it level. I currently ride an azoto triathlon seat, and dipping the nose is almost manditory. My advice, try it several different ways and see what you like best.
Its totally personal...sctri
Jun 6, 2003 1:09 PM
Its your boys down there... so what ever feels comfortable.

I use a flite SLR and it needs to be correctly positions or it is highly uncomfortable.
A good way to test this adjustments is on a trainer, you get a consistant test, and can easily modify the angles adgustment in your garage, as opposed to the side of a road.

re: saddle position questionbrider
Jun 6, 2003 1:31 PM
Something that a few people do (and I can't do on my Softrides) is to angle the saddle slightly to the side. There's this thing that virtually every one does -- ride off to one side slightly. Can be frustrating as all get-out when you're riding a tandem with some one who avors the opposite side. Any way, it has to do with positioning "the package," and many times putting the nose of the saddle slightly to one side (you pick which one, as it varies) will do a world of good for comfort.
yup. Level and angled for me. nm.Steve_0
Jun 9, 2003 12:00 PM