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    Well i put my personal problem solution to my lower back pain in here. Im in the military and a workout aholic anyway so my core and back is very fit and strong so i knew that wasnt the problem. So went to the bike now over all the years of riding i had only ridden a hardtail then two years ago i finally saw the light and got a fs bike. Once i did that, thats when lower back pain started. My fix after trying many things from different saddle height to stem length to bar width changes, what sealed the deal was to angle the saddle down and bingo no more back pain. Meaning angle the nose of the saddle down, i was always super anal about having a level saddle and that wasnt working out for me on a FS bike.
    So thats what worked for me, hope it may help you also.

    RJ

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    Saddle angle causing lower back pain?

    I bought a new saddle for my bike yesterday, and went on good 2 mile ride. Towards the end of my ride my lower back started to ache alittle bit. Do you guys think I might have messed up the saddle angle thus causing my back to hurt? I've been riding everyday for about 12 years and never really had that dull lower ache. The saddle I bought was the same model as my old one that I've been riding the past couple years. Any thoughts or opinions? Thanks in advance
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    On a Full Suspension bike the Seat Tube Angle Increases when you Sag/ Sit on the bike.

    So your seat will need to be slightly pointed down; when you're sitting on it, and saging the suspension, the seat will level out.

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    If your saddle angle is off, it's not your back that'll hurt.

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    Thanks guys. I found out that my rear shock was low causing more sag, and was throwing off the bad seat angle even worse. I tuned up bike today and all is good.
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