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AASQ Callout: Saddling up indoors? Ask Bontrager anything on saddle setup for indoor training!

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Winter has arrived and with it the prospect of indoor turbo training sessions if we’ve any hope of holding onto last season’s gains and pushing for more. You may well have turned your attention to the practical matter of bike setup. How are you going to adapt your bike, and importantly, saddle positioning, for your stationary bike trainer?

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Ask Bontrager anything about saddle setup for indoor training!

At the risk of stating the blindingly obvious, generally speaking, your riding position on a turbo trainer is static – unless you have an ultra fancy trainer like the Wahoo KICKR with AXIS feet or the Saris MP1 with its Nfinity Technology.

For that reason, bike setup and saddle position may require a little extra thought to make sure you’re getting the most out of your steamy sessions and to avoid any niggling injuries that may arise from the fixed position.

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Lucky for you, we have Bontrager on hand, ready for a grilling on the very topic. Here’s your chance to ask the experts.

  • Should there be a change in the fore or aft adjustment of your saddle? Or seat angle?
  • How do saddles with a droop or curve in the design affect riding on a trainer?
  • How does an upward kick at the tail affect riding on a trainer?
  • Do you need to use an entirely different saddle for indoor riding than for outdoor?

These are just some of the questions we’ll be asking Bontrager. Submit your question here, and we’ll get their answer for you by December 18th!

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If you simply can’t face training indoors this winter it’s high time you invested in some seriously good lights. Get clued up before shelling out with our recent Ask A Stupid Question on mountain bike light technology.


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