Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Blog NEW Galleries NEW FAQ Contact About
It is currently Tue May 03, 2016 2:57 am
Recently the board software has been updated and there are some known bugs/failures:
- Avatars are currently not being displayed ✔ FIXED
- Tapatalk connection is currently broken ✔ FIXED

If you find more errors please post it here: http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=139062


All times are UTC+01:00





Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:14 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:20 pm
Posts: 268
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
I just recently got a bike fit and to be honest everything feels good. Comfortable on the bike, rotation of the pedals feels smooth. My only issue is that he lowered my seat and the first ride my legs were very tired. Appeared to happen quickly and I really was tired by the end of the ride. Now my question is should I give it time for this to improve and allow my legs to get adjusted to this new position or is my seat now to low? Appreciate some input on this.


Top
   
PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:20 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jan 27, 2006 1:38 pm
Posts: 662
Location: Greater Pittsburgh
It's not uncommon that you need 3-6 months to fully adjust to slight changes in position. You will use different muscles and also use the muscles differently, so it's normal to feel slightly less powerful and get tired a bit quicker.

Give it some time, and if you still have issues in the next few weeks, contact the fitter again. The vast majority of fitters include follow-ups for just these types of reasons.

_________________
"Suddenly the thought struck me; my floor is someone elses ceiling" - Nils Ferlin


Top
   
PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:26 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:40 am
Posts: 535
Location: Switzerland
audiojan wrote:
It's not uncommon that you need 3-6 months to fully adjust to slight changes in position. You will use different muscles and also use the muscles differently, so it's normal to feel slightly less powerful and get tired a bit quicker.

Give it some time, and if you still have issues in the next few weeks, contact the fitter again. The vast majority of fitters include follow-ups for just these types of reasons.


Yeah, but in the meantime check your saddle height against this formula:

inseam * 0.885 = centre of bottom bracket to top of saddle measured along the seattube

it won't be the first time that fit results were misread or mis-applied

cheers


Top
   
PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:14 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:56 am
Posts: 463
Location: YYZ
GT56 wrote:
audiojan wrote:
It's not uncommon that you need 3-6 months to fully adjust to slight changes in position. You will use different muscles and also use the muscles differently, so it's normal to feel slightly less powerful and get tired a bit quicker.

Give it some time, and if you still have issues in the next few weeks, contact the fitter again. The vast majority of fitters include follow-ups for just these types of reasons.


Yeah, but in the meantime check your saddle height against this formula:

inseam * 0.885 = centre of bottom bracket to top of saddle measured along the seattube

it won't be the first time that fit results were misread or mis-applied

cheers


+1
My fit was done without the above calculation. When I measured my inseam and calculated what my seat height "should be" using the above, the actual seat height obtained during the fit matched almost exactly. It's a good way to to keep the fit numbers "honest". I think I used .883 - the "Greg LeMond" ratio...

Using the above formula is your current seat height close?

_________________
2012 SuperSix - 6.30kg


Top
   
PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:47 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:17 pm
Posts: 520
be very cautious of formulas. While that formula can help it should only be used to set a benchmark. For example, if you run low stack pedals, rearward cleat position, have long femurs requiring more setback, or have hamstring issues then that number will have to change accordingly.
just sayin.

_________________
Casati Vola SLi and Dolan Preffisio
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=108931" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;"
btompkins0112 wrote:
It has the H2 geo......one step racier than a hybrid bike


Top
   
PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:17 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:06 am
Posts: 934
Location: Perth, Western Australia
+1 @ hasbeen
A ratio is a good starting point, but the type of pedals and cleats you use, as well as the thickness of he sole of your shoes will make a difference to your measurements and saddle height.
When I had a bikefit done the pedal type was taken into account, and the fitter measured the sole height with calipers to get the right saddle height taking these factors into account.
Some shoe brands even do Speeday specific shoes, which have a very low stack height.

I agred that you need some time to adapt to a fit, and if big changes are made to saddle height or setback it is sometimes necessary to do this in stages to prevent injury.

Hope your fit issues are resolved

_________________
Ozrider - Western Australia
Parlee Z5 XL (6055g/13.32lbs) Trek Madone 5.9 (7052-7500g)Jonesman Columbus Spirit (8680g)
Chase your dreams - it's only impossible until it's done


Top
   
PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:33 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:56 pm
Posts: 270
and don't forget to consider how tall/smushy your saddle is...when I switch from my toupe pro to my 5" tall springed and gel-filled cruiser saddle, my leg extension changes drastically. :wink:


Top
   
PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:38 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:20 pm
Posts: 268
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
I feel very comfortable on the bike. My big concern is that I have ridden all summer change my seat height a little bit and it feels as if I have no miles on the bike. Legs were beat!! I think I will give it some time and let me legs get adjusted to the new position.


Top
   
PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:49 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Oct 07, 2011 2:08 pm
Posts: 1365
If you don't feel like your getting any benefit then go back to your old saddle height and try changing more slowly and see if it works . Some times it can be hard for your body to adapt and can cause other issues.
Go slow and Low.


Top
   
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:32 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:40 am
Posts: 535
Location: Switzerland
G6612 wrote:
I feel very comfortable on the bike. My big concern is that I have ridden all summer change my seat height a little bit and it feels as if I have no miles on the bike. Legs were beat!! I think I will give it some time and let me legs get adjusted to the new position.


did you calculate and measure ?

just curious to see what the outcome is

txs


Top
   
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:41 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:22 am
Posts: 37
I'm no expert, but I've recently become a fan of more rearward cleat placement and lower saddle height. If the fitting changed your other positions much (saddle setback etc.) it might not just be a simple saddle height issue that you are adjusting too. Anyways, I would try to give the new position some time or try a slightly more intermediate height before just going back to your original.

I'll also echo the words of caution about blindly following formulas. I've been reading Steve Hogg's website and he always rails against following formulas. Its a little annoying at times, because his message can come across as "bike fit is so complicated and nuanced you should never try to position yourself and that's why you need a pro bike fitter" but, he also has a lot of experience and insight.


Top
   
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] 

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. After the recent events are you pro or against disc brakes?

[ Go to page: 1 2 3 ]

in Road

REDUTOPIA

37

1495

Sun Apr 17, 2016 2:55 am

spdntrxi View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Have drivetrains become less smooth in recent years?

[ Go to page: 1 2 ]

in Road

Gazelleer

19

1481

Sun May 01, 2016 3:04 pm

kode54 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Attachment(s) FS: Campag Bora 35's - UK based - SOLD

in For sale - Pictures are mandatory 22-3-13

IamnotWiggins

0

377

Sun Mar 20, 2016 2:49 pm

IamnotWiggins View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Time ZXRS, Look 695 or C59 based on Stack/Reach/Trail

in Road

RyanH

14

718

Fri Nov 06, 2015 6:12 pm

RyanH View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Crank based power meter for Cipollini rb800

in Road

Crankycolnago

7

447

Sat Jan 09, 2016 9:19 am

micky View the latest post


All times are UTC+01:00


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Baidu [Spider], otoman and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited