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    Jun 2012

    Help with Bent Saddle Rails

    Someone just pointed out to me that my saddle rails were bent and sure enough they are. He also noted that it looked like i had the saddle too far up in the rails (farther from stem)

    I now know I ride it too hard (not getting out of the saddle through rough stuff) and i need to move it up a little more and can experiment with a setback seatpost and/or longer stem.

    My questions is do I need to get rid of the saddle asap? are the rails being bent dangerous at all? I dont believe they are making any noise.

    I'll try and post pictures later.


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    Help with Bent Saddle Rails

    Not sure if it's a safety issue but it is a posture issue. An uneven saddle can skew the load on your back and decrease the contact area meant to disperse pressure. If it were me I'd junk it. A good saddle can be had for $50.
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