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Old 04-14-2019, 12:21 PM
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Gravel bike fit

How do the pros think about this vs a road fit?
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Old 04-14-2019, 09:22 PM
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Gravel

Same saddle position as road bike.
Bars ~1cm taller and ~1cm shorter reach.
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Old 04-14-2019, 11:05 PM
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Same saddle position as road bike.
Bars ~1cm taller and ~1cm shorter reach.
This is what I have come up with too.
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Old 04-16-2019, 12:08 PM
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I remember a post from years back where that was Steve Hampsten's exact advise to someone on setting up their Strade Biache road bike for that type of riding. It may also have involved moving the saddle back and down.
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Old 04-17-2019, 06:44 PM
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Someone please tell me, in detail, why. What are you achieving other than "feels better."

If you're providing advice I think there should be some reasoning to back up your advice . . . because we're all special snowflakes and your "feel better" is not my "feel better."
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Old 08-14-2019, 08:26 AM
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I left my saddle height and setback from BB and went with a higher front end and a wider bar by 2cm from my road setup. works well for me.
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Old 10-03-2019, 10:43 AM
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All these different systems and opinions on how to set up a fit on a particular style bike or particular style of riding is just too confusing for me. I will stay with mine: experiment, use whatever I find to be comfortable, accept that what works best for others, probably is not going to be what is best for me. Just like saddles, there are a lot of personal differences between one body and mind, compared to another, that need to be considered and addressed. In the end the decision is mine.
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Old 10-03-2019, 12:15 PM
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the main difference is how you want yrou weight distributed right? on your road bike, you get over the wheel and low because aero and stuff. but when going down a gravel road and maybe you need to bunny hop a small log, do you want to be well over the front tire and low? or a bit more upright with a touch more weight behind (instead of over) the front wheel to prevent you from going over the bars? thats why the guys move the bars up and back some. some folks lower their saddle a mm or 2 as well.

take 30-50 minutes and chew on this article
https://cyclingtips.com/2019/06/the-...avel-geometry/
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