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Sizing a bike a little too large tips

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Alan Cha · · Berkeley, California · Joined Oct 2016 · Points: 0

I just got a used trail bike a little too large for me and its my first mtb. I've been road cycling for a long time so I'm framiliar with the general principles of fitting with road bikes.

I don't have a problem with the reach, (I think), but with the saddle. If I could get a few extra inches forward on my saddle it would be great. But I'm already maxed out on the rails on my saddle.

What would fix this? Are there saddles that can go "more forward" than a traditional saddle?

Any other general advice is welcome too! Thanks all this is my first post.

Timo Leahy · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2018 · Points: 79

I have the same exact issue.  I really notice it when I'm climbing steeper sections.  All I need is a half an inch forward and I'd be stoked.  Let me know what you found out or find out.


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