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    Saddle height for SS off-road

    Hi guys,

    what kind of saddle height do you guys set for ridding SS rigid off-road.
    for climb, I stand up & pump, so it doesn't really matters. But it is those gentle slope that you can ride on sitting down....but if I set a lower saddle....doesn't seems so efficient.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ppyk
    Hi guys,

    what kind of saddle height do you guys set for ridding SS rigid off-road.
    for climb, I stand up & pump, so it doesn't really matters. But it is those gentle slope that you can ride on sitting down....but if I set a lower saddle....doesn't seems so efficient.
    i run the exact same height.
    messed with up then down and it settled right where it was...
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    Same height here.

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    Same height

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    me too!
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    I actually found that if I lower my seat about 1/2 and inch to an inch i get alot more power when sitting without hurting my back. But apparently I'm the black sheep here....

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    Mine is set about a 1/4" to a 1/2" lower than my road bike, like my geared mountain bikes.

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    Saddle? On a SS? You don't need no saddle on a SS.

    Just never sit down.



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    same height I believe.

    my legs are pretty sensitive to saddle height and I see no need to have it be different than my geared bike.

    though I do run my saddle pretty high compared to some of my friends.

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    Another black sheep. We went around on this one a few months back. I run my seat almost a full inch lower with a setback seatpost on my SS.

    Reasons:
    1. 180mm cranks as opposed to 175's on my geared MTB and 172.5 on my road.
    2. It stretches me out more in the cockpit during seated climbs. This puts my torso closer to my thigh. The gluteals are on more of a pre-stretch, maximizing the amount power available for each stroke.

    My buddy asked why I don't just use a normal seatpost and a longer stem. I like using a shorter stem and the Mary Bar to make out-of-saddle efforts easier. I'm almost standing vertical rather than hunched forward. It's easier to do a deadlift than a bent barbell row.

    But that's just me. YMMV.
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    once did off road with a BMX cruiser (low seat)......in fact climbing & going down slope is pretty cool with a low seat.....The low seat only feel werid when pedaling at a flat or gentle radient....whioch does not requires you to stand up.
    Personally, lower seat enable more flexibity if you need to hop here & there on a trail.

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