Even the greats struggle with the same thing
That was June....
This was July
Just put it all where she wants it, then ever so slowly move it back towards where it should be so she won’t notice.Had a brief dose of this today, first proper test ride of her new Soma. There was always going to be a lot of stopping to adjust things, but goodness I copped it for trying to convince her the saddle was as far back as it would go and the reason she felt like she was wanting to sit further back was the actually the handlebar/stem height... I think I’ll send her off to a professional bike fit.
That’s the idea. Alas saddle was as far back as it goes... No matter, she just needs to get used to it. She compares it to her old bike and everything “different” is perceived as “wrong”...Just put it all where she wants it, then ever so slowly move it back towards where it should be so she won’t notice.
Yeah, I agree.Is an anthem the right bike for a beginner? XC Race oriented doesn’t sound like something that is going to inspire confidence going down. You don’t need to go fast when learning, you need confidence the bike won’t chuck you off. Getting something a bit more trail based/relaxed geometry would seem a better option - as long as it still climbs fairly well.
Not a bad idea and I've thought about it too. Lack of eBike standards is one thing and pedaling keeps you fit.get her an Ebike!....
Can't emphasise that one enough - there are lots of relatively easy trails around Sydney (Hornsby, the Oaks etc.) that minimise the risk of injuries while she teaches herself how to ride.Find a section of non technical single track and just do 3 km loops of it. Then expand and change gradually as she masters it. Yep boring for you but it will work.