jonesy124 Posts: 205
edited July 2007 in Road beginners
So my LBS kindly lent me a road bike recently as I am thinking of buying one from them soon. I cycle 20miles a day and have been doing it on a mountain bike for a while.

The guys at the shop measured me up and set the old Giant OCR to my size. I got on it and found it the most painful experience EVER.

Is this usual when trying a road bike for teh first time? I lowered the saddle a bit and now I find it much better - only hurts a tad after long rides.


  • carlstone
    carlstone Posts: 602
    Hi Jonesy

    Whereabouts is the pain? I assume it is in your rear with your comment about moving the saddle. When I moved to my road bike from my MTB with slicks I must admit I didn't find it any harsher a ride (my MTB is oversize alu frame) and I had the same saddle on both (Planet X ti rail).

    If I were you I would try a different saddle, some shops will allow you to teat ride one (especially if you bought the bike there) or put the same saddle on as you use on your MTB.
  • McBain_v1
    McBain_v1 Posts: 5,237
    Experiment with saddle height and position (perhaps it was too far forward). The only person who can get the bike set up just right for you... is you!

    What do I ride? Now that's an Enigma!