Slide the saddle forward and tip the nose down. Haters gonna hate, tell you about KOPS and shit, but as it happens, UCI relaxed their rules and a lot of guys jumped to do this in the races too.
ps. I did it way before I knew there were rules about saddle placement. I prefer not sitting on my dick, but still having my handlebar low.>>1099654
I don't get how the padded shorts are going to help anything. If your bodyweight is carried by your genitals, it's going to be very painful regardless of a few mm padding.>>1099864
Eh, I can stand tip toes in the saddle of my road bike. I often stop at lights with one foot clipped in and just touch the ground with the other foot, while sitting in the saddle. If the saddle was any higher, I'd have to ride with my ankles extended too...>>1100011
The longer cage Zee is specced for 11-36 cassette IIRC. I'd imagine that is enough for most uses.
Also I'd guess it would be pretty safe to assume Zee has a stiffer spring than the XC-style RDs.>>1100051>42x17>spin up them hills
rip knees once again