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Core Ache

SlackSlack Posts: 326
Two rides ago (72 miles) I raised my saddle height by about 7-8mm

The new saddle position feels comfortable, my pelvis is not rocking, and I certainly seem to be getting more power out of my legs. However, post ride I'm getting muscle ache in the buttocks, lower back and my stomach muscles aren't aching, but certainly feel like they had some exercise.

I would love a bike fit but cannot afford it for a few months.

My assumption is that my core is just manning up and getting used to the extra work it now has to do. Is my assumption correct, or is it a sign of any other issues?

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  • Zoomer37Zoomer37 Posts: 725
    Slack wrote:
    Two rides ago (72 miles) I raised my saddle height by about 7-8mm

    Could just be a time thing to get your body used to the new postion, however a 7-8mm adjustment with the seat is quite a lot in one go. Normally 2-3mm max then left for a good few rides to see how it feels. Ive had back problems in the past when the seat has been to high

    I'd drop it down 3-4mm and leave it for a while. If aches n pains go and power ok then everythings top trumps
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