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Sore hamstrings - saddle too high?

epo-aholicepo-aholic Posts: 1,414
Looking for some advice please guys...........

Had a race at the weekend, it wasn't very long, infact much shorter than normal but it did have some steep long granny ring (1st gear) climbs. Decents were very technical, anyway......

I had just changed my post/saddle set up and as it turned out my post was approx 5mm or so higher than it had been - i'd ridden a decent lenght 40km training run at speed on it and all was well. Come lap 4 of the race both ham's gave way - at the time i thought it was cramp due to it being v. hot and not drinking enough fluids (I DRANK A FAIR BIT BTW) However 2 days later and my hams are still screaming which would suggest a strain or big workout rather than cramp. I would liken the pain to that of cycling all day not an 80min race! - is this due in to me raising the saddle or just the nature of the climbing on the course?

Any ideas/thoughts greatfully received.

Cheers :)


  • robertpbrobertpb Posts: 1,866
    Gives us some facts, how high is your saddle and what's you inside leg measurement.

    So that can be ruled in or out.
    Now where's that "Get Out of Crash Free Card"
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