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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:32 pm 
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Hi here is a video of my bike fit as it is at the moment. Any critique/advice would be greatly appreciated!

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aJ3oiva ... e=youtu.be" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:26 pm 
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I would say that your position looks generally pretty good. I wonder if your saddle is slightly low and your bars slightly high.

I think you would get better engagement if you raised your saddle slightly. Without seeing the position of your leg at the bottom of the stroke in a still, it is hard to tell how much. I would like to see your position without the spacers.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:32 pm 
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Here is a screen shot of the video. Don't know if that helps?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:57 pm 
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I echo Geoff's sentiments that a slight saddle lift and a slammed stem would give you a really nice position.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:40 pm 
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Agree with above but also maybe you could try to move your seat back a tiny bit . Adjust seat hight first though.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:29 pm 
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If you feel confortable in this position then don't touch it.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:11 pm 
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Yeah doesn't feel too bad at the moment so only looking to perhaps make minor changes. Only bad thing at the moment is nns, saddle is arione


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:50 pm 
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NNS cannot be completely blamed on the saddle. My thought is your rather upright riding position and possibly setback (or lack thereof) is more to blame.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:30 pm 
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Hey, thanks for the reply. Not sure i completely understand this, i would have thought that a lower position would place more pressure on the soft tissues?

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:32 pm 
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What is nns.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:42 pm 
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will102 wrote:
Hey, thanks for the reply. Not sure i completely understand this, i would have thought that a lower position would place more pressure on the soft tissues?

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A too upright position puts too much weight over the saddle. You want to be low enough that the weight is balanced over your feet, not your junk.

NNS = Numb Nuts Syndrome

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:15 am 
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My 2cents: saddle is low. Saddle looks set too far back, but that may be an illusion created by the low saddle.
NNS with an arione, I suspect you're gonna have to change saddles. I'm big on the SMP saddles right now, but they don't allow you to change positions too much. Steve Hogg's website has some good insight on them.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:25 am 
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Looks like your ass is hanging off the back of the saddle so definitely too low

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:37 am 
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Work in gym to strenghten your spine and drop your handlebar some 10cm lower.

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I am a little surprised that everyone thinks the saddle is too low! I think it looks pretty good and actually there might be a leg length issue w/the left leg being shorter. If the saddle goes higher we might be asking for knee and/or low back issues.
I do agree that the front end can come down.
I wouldnt make any definitive suggestions without being able to watch in person especially considering what I think I saw.
Just wanted to chime in before another person made mistakes because of a forum fit.

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