Sudden 'lower in saddle' feeling

DuncSF Posts: 95
edited June 2007 in Road beginners
I've experienced this feeling when cycling, as if my whole bike has lowered and I feel closer to the ground - usually after a time in the saddle. I've read somewhere that this is quite common, but what causes the feeling?
Its not unpleasant or painful but I am curious as to what causes it?[?]

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  • pw1brown
    pw1brown Posts: 243
    If it's a sudden change I would suspect a loose seat clamp!

    If it's not that sudden, it may be your leg muscles were tight at the start of the ride and you felt you had to stretch down further for the pedals. As your muscles warm up, you don't feel you're stretching any more.
  • Tony666
    Tony666 Posts: 274
    flat tyes maybe [:D]
  • miffedcp
    miffedcp Posts: 315
    do you ride a brompton?
  • palinurus
    palinurus Posts: 836
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    do you ride a brompton?
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  • pbiggs
    pbiggs Posts: 9,232
    A lot of sunglasses distort enough to make you feel as if you're higher than you are. Take them off and you suddenly feel lower.

    I don't know what else it could be if it's not that. Hope you're alright!

  • The Bosscp
    The Bosscp Posts: 647
    Riding down a ramp?

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