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Heather Jackson position
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I was just on tririgs website looking through pictures and it looks like she has reverted back to her old position. It had gotten so much better over this past year or so!!! I don't quite understand why she would go back.
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Re: Heather Jackson position [Fishbum] [ In reply to ]
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Her front end has equipment from Matt's 51 Speedshop. Maybe he can better answer such question(s).
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Re: Heather Jackson position [Fishbum] [ In reply to ]
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Fishbum wrote:
I was just on tririgs website looking through pictures and it looks like she has reverted back to her old position. It had gotten so much better over this past year or so!!! I don't quite understand why she would go back.

From speaking to a few pros, I can say that some of them have opted to go back to old positions because their new positions just weren't sustainable or they couldn't run well of the bike and didn't have confidence. Not sure if that has anything to do with her specific position or not though.


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Re: Heather Jackson position [Fishbum] [ In reply to ]
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is that as strange as her mechanical drivetrain?
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Re: Heather Jackson position [sooners175] [ In reply to ]
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Re: Heather Jackson position [sooners175] [ In reply to ]
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Some Pros going back to mechanical.
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Re: Heather Jackson position [Fishbum] [ In reply to ]
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I know she was fitted by Jim Manton over a year ago and then Steinmetz recently. Her position from Mat looked really good. Looking at photos on instagram, the front end setup looks the same from tririg photos in kona compared to the fit photos with Mat. But her position looks different.... she looks higher in the front and has a more of rounded back compared to a flat back. I can't figure out why because the front end setup looks pretty much the same from what I can see.

I will say that her Cannondale does not fit her. She needs a long/low geometry frame.

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Re: Heather Jackson position [stevej] [ In reply to ]
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Yes, that's exactly what I thought. Bike setup looks identical... the only thing that's different is that horrible Rudy Project helmet.
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Re: Heather Jackson position [stevej] [ In reply to ]
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Clearly a woman - who has been pegged for a top 5 finish in Kona - desperately needs the advice of a bunch of age-groupers here.

Please, share your deep knowledge of her flexibility, structural issues, saddle sore issues, leg length discrepancies and the like which may contribute to her optimal cycling position for an event that requires her to run a marathon after a 112 mi TT.

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Re: Heather Jackson position [M----n] [ In reply to ]
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M----n wrote:
Clearly a woman - who has been pegged for a top 5 finish in Kona - desperately needs the advice of a bunch of age-groupers here.

Please, share your deep knowledge of her flexibility, structural issues, saddle sore issues, leg length discrepancies and the like which may contribute to her optimal cycling position for an event that requires her to run a marathon after a 112 mi TT.

So you don't think someone who finished over 25 minutes behind the winner last year has any room for improvement?

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Re: Heather Jackson position [M----n] [ In reply to ]
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M----n wrote:
Clearly a woman - who has been pegged for a top 5 finish in Kona - desperately needs the advice of a bunch of age-groupers here.

When you see some pics of some of the pros and their positions, the answer is yes they often could listen to our advice.

Just because we the AG'ers have way less talent doesn't mean we don't know what we're doing.

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Re: Heather Jackson position [Fishbum] [ In reply to ]
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Fishbum wrote:
Some Pros going back to mechanical.

Makes sense. It’s a lot easier to find a mechanical part in some of these race locations than a electronic one.

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Re: Heather Jackson position [M----n] [ In reply to ]
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M----n wrote:
Clearly a woman - who has been pegged for a top 5 finish in Kona - desperately needs the advice of a bunch of age-groupers here.

Please, share your deep knowledge of her flexibility, structural issues, saddle sore issues, leg length discrepancies and the like which may contribute to her optimal cycling position for an event that requires her to run a marathon after a 112 mi TT.

this is stupid.
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Re: Heather Jackson position [stevej] [ In reply to ]
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yea, the bike itself is a bad fit, and her posture is making everything look worse.
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Re: Heather Jackson position [M----n] [ In reply to ]
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M----n wrote:
Clearly a woman - who has been pegged for a top 5 finish in Kona - desperately needs the advice of a bunch of age-groupers here.

Please, share your deep knowledge of her flexibility, structural issues, saddle sore issues, leg length discrepancies and the like which may contribute to her optimal cycling position for an event that requires her to run a marathon after a 112 mi TT.


Lighten up sweetheart we're just having a conversation
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Re: Heather Jackson position [M----n] [ In reply to ]
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M----n wrote:
Clearly a woman - who has been pegged for a top 5 finish in Kona - desperately needs the advice of a bunch of age-groupers here.

Any Potts finished 4th in 2014 and top American several times, but he still rode Gatorskins on race day. An athlete's performance potential at Kona doesn't say much about whether they need or should take advice from age groupers on Slowtwitch.

The last time I saw Heather Jackson's race bike up close she had both Conti tires on backwards. But what do I know, I'm just an age grouper who mounts tires according to the arrows on the sidewall.
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Re: Heather Jackson position [Fishbum] [ In reply to ]
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Fishbum wrote:
I was just on tririgs website looking through pictures and it looks like she has reverted back to her old position. It had gotten so much better over this past year or so!!! I don't quite understand why she would go back.

I wouldn't be surprised at all if she forgot to mark her seat post before travel, or replaced the saddle and didn't get it in the right place. I would guess that the changes Steinmetz is making/has made with her are +/- 1-3 mm changes. An athlete who can't appreciate those micro adjustments might very well undo any progress that is made with lack of attention to detail.
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Re: Heather Jackson position [jkhayc] [ In reply to ]
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jkhayc wrote:
yea, the bike itself is a bad fit, and her posture is making everything look worse.

Wait, are you saying all bike fitters are not perfect?

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Re: Heather Jackson position [sooners175] [ In reply to ]
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A 9100 RD and a 9000 crank are not terrible ,but based on the 3rd pic on on tririg and this is a loose call her cranks are too long ,165mm is the shortess for Shimano.
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Re: Heather Jackson position [kileyay] [ In reply to ]
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What's worse than a pro riding Gatorkins in Kona?
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A pro riding Gatorskins in Kona .... backwards!!!





kileyay wrote:
M----n wrote:
Clearly a woman - who has been pegged for a top 5 finish in Kona - desperately needs the advice of a bunch of age-groupers here.


Any Potts finished 4th in 2014 and top American several times, but he still rode Gatorskins on race day. An athlete's performance potential at Kona doesn't say much about whether they need or should take advice from age groupers on Slowtwitch.

The last time I saw Heather Jackson's race bike up close she had both Conti tires on backwards. But what do I know, I'm just an age grouper who mounts tires according to the arrows on the sidewall.
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Re: Heather Jackson position [Grant.Reuter] [ In reply to ]
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shimano e-tube has been around 7+ years, just as easy to deal with as mechanical.
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Re: Heather Jackson position [Billyk24] [ In reply to ]
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She's got a super long stem on there. I guess that's what happens when you have to ride a bike due to a sponsorship commitment rather than being able to choose your own. But I agree that she does not seem super focused picking fast gear.

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Re: Heather Jackson position [h2ofun] [ In reply to ]
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h2ofun wrote:
jkhayc wrote:
yea, the bike itself is a bad fit, and her posture is making everything look worse.

Wait, are you saying all bike fitters are not perfect?

No he's not. You are misunderstanding what he's saying.

She's sponsored by Cannondale so she has to ride that bike. I know for a fact that at least one fitter has told her the cannondale does not fit her. But the fitter has to do the best he can do with the equipment he's given.

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Re: Heather Jackson position [stevej] [ In reply to ]
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stevej wrote:
h2ofun wrote:
jkhayc wrote:
yea, the bike itself is a bad fit, and her posture is making everything look worse.


Wait, are you saying all bike fitters are not perfect?


No he's not. You are misunderstanding what he's saying.

She's sponsored by Cannondale so she has to ride that bike. I know for a fact that at least one fitter has told her the cannondale does not fit her. But the fitter has to do the best he can do with the equipment he's given.

Fair, but I could not resist. If I say my sponsor made me do it do I get off? :)

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Re: Heather Jackson position [Constantine] [ In reply to ]
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Constantine wrote:
shimano e-tube has been around 7+ years, just as easy to deal with as mechanical.

Easy to deal with sure, finding parts as easy mechanical in some of these random locations they could race is probably a lot harder.

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