I guess you know what they say about making assumptions...TobinHatesYou wrote: ↑Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:51 amTwo reasons:silvalis wrote: ↑Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:42 amCould you elaborate on this because I'm having trouble visualising your words.
Assuming the upper body angle to horizontal is staying the same (eg the bars are moving equivalent with the saddle) and assuming the cleat position isn't changing as well, then moving the saddle/hips forward relative to the bb in an arc will open up the hip at the top of the pedal stroke, not close it...
1) Because when you move your hips closer to the BB along the horizontal axis, you are turning the full extension of your leg closer to a straight vertical line instead of a more natural diagonal. Think "|" vs "\" ... With more setback your pedaling involves less knee flexion, and as a result of that less hip flexion.
2) Because the OP is presumably trying to stick to a long and low stem/bar position up front because it looks "pro." He should move his saddle back to a normal position (lower and farther back) and use a shorter/higher stem/spacer/bar combo.
the frame is too large. I'm trying to decide how much smaller to go. (in order to get a better fit, not trying to look like anything).
short stems make a road bike handle poorly, there isn't much point having perfect hip angle if the bike handles like a dog as a consequence