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Saddle height

rollemynotrollemynot Posts: 436
Over many years and slight tweaking, I have been happy with my fit. About a month ago I was aggravating hams and getting right knee pain, this led to back pain.

I adjusted my saddle down about 5mm and all has been good for about 200 miles.

Have I found the answer or has my body got fitter, confused as to why I have had to lower the saddle - nothing else has changed in my setup.

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  • robertpbrobertpb Posts: 1,866
    You're getting older and shrinking.
    Now where's that "Get Out of Crash Free Card"
  • rollemynotrollemynot Posts: 436
    robertpb wrote:
    You're getting older and shrinking.

    At 46.... I wasn't sure if that was the answer
  • mugensimugensi Posts: 558
    rollemynot wrote:
    robertpb wrote:
    You're getting older and shrinking.

    At 46.... I wasn't sure if that was the answer

    Funny that...I'm 47 and the exact same thing happened me last year. After having my saddle at the same height for the last 4 or 5 years, I started getting knee pain last year. I lowered the saddle about 5/6mm and its been perfect ever since and I've left it at that height. :idea:
  • kajjalkajjal Posts: 3,380
    Apart from shrinking you will also be gradually losing flexibility which also has an impact.

    On the upside you can now have a really good mid life crisis, Bimbo, drugs etc. :)
  • cyclecliniccycleclinic Posts: 6,865
    I think i need to do the same. I am 1cm shorter than i was. In only 41.
    http://www.thecycleclinic.co.uk -wheel building and other stuff.
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