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How to adjust saddle postions

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I would like to know How to adjust saddle positions on my bike.

I have bought a new saddle but it is very straight up and I its very annoying after a few minutes to ride the bike.

How do I adjust it? and what is the best saddle position for long distance?

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Mike

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You can loosen the bolt under the saddle, and adjust it...

for me, the best saddle position for long distance is when it's facing downwards a little bit, so that you can move your legs freely.

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The saddle is mounted on a seat post, which telescopes into the seat tube of the bicycle frame. The seat tube usually has a gap, which is held together by the seat-post binder bolt. The binder bolt may require a fixed wrench, typically 13 mm or 14 mm; or, it may require an Allen wrench as shown, usually a 5 mm , sometimes a 6 mm; or it may be a quick-release, requiring no tools at all.

To adjust the saddle height, you need to loosen the binder bolt and raise or lower the seat post in the seat tube. It may be necessary to twist it a bit to get it to move. If it is hard to move, you may need to remove it and grease the inside of the seat tube.

The perfect saddle position depends on each person, but I found that for me the best position shoud be pretty close to horizontal. But it depends on you. play with it until you feel most comfortable.Also conftorable position differ between men an women

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