Gattonero wrote:horizon wrote:Gattonero wrote:
My take is, and I know this hurts, if one needs specific measurements then the frame has to follow. I.e. a "shorter" frame may imply a lower flexibility of the body, so one has to think how much a good health is worth. Is not just about using the shortest and tallest stem one can find.
Gattonero: can you say a bit more as I'm not sure I follow. What should one do/not do?
There seems to be a general belief that "the higher the bars, the more comfortable the bike it is", and this implies the belief that "a comfortable bicycle" would resolve the body problems.
My opinion is to sort out the problems in the first place, and not masking them with a cycling position that won't show where the problem is. Of course, there are people who have some serious issues, and this requires even more attention; but judging how many people do ride road bikes with very short stems and high bars, I cannot help in thinking if back/posture problems are such a widespread problem even within active people? Or more likely, the bike does not fit the rider?
IMO the problem lies with racing and the racing crouch being sold as the normal riding position(I don't think that's the case with Horizon),it isn't and never has been for the vast majority of cyclists.
Bikes are now being sold to people with Wiggo or Froome-itis that's where the problem lies IMO,ordinary people being sold bikes designed for althetes to people with little chance of reaching that potential.