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Thread: seat level

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    seat level

    how important is your seat being level?
    thanks

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    It's a comfort issue mainly - if it's tilted up at the front it can increase pressure on your crotch.

    If it's tilted down you can feel pitched forward over the bars.
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    I'd just think of level as a good starting point, then adjust with slight up or down tilt to suit.
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    Do you mean "level" as in horizontal to the ground or at the same height as the handle bars?
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    the seat i have, has an S type shape to it (sideways S) i find that having the center part of it .. level with the ground works pretty good .. that has the nose a little lower and the tail a little higher ... so i have a larger variety of heights when i am riding to move around on

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