Seat height question.

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  1. Fred

    Fred Guest

    Should the seat be set at a height that will allow the legs to straighten on the bottom of the pedal
    stroke or should there be some flex in the knee at the bottom? Thanks.

    Fred
     
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  2. Grl

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    A little flex. Some books tell you to adjust the seat height so that the leg is fully extended when
    the peddle is fully down and the arch of the foot is on the pedal (instead of the ball as per normal
    pedaling).

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    > Should the seat be set at a height that will allow the legs to straighten
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    > the bottom of the pedal stroke or should there be some flex in the knee at the bottom? Thanks.
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    > Fred
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  3. Mark Hickey

    Mark Hickey Guest

    "Fred" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Should the seat be set at a height that will allow the legs to straighten on the bottom of the
    >pedal stroke or should there be some flex in the knee at the bottom? Thanks.

    Leave a little bend in the knee or you may strain your achilles tendon.

    Raise your seat in small increments and have someone ride behind you and tell you when your
    hips start to rock a bit. Lower the saddle a little and you should be at a reasonably good
    "starting point".

    Mark Hickey Habanero Cycles http://www.habcycles.com Home of the $695 ti frame
     
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