I've always been of the thought the higher the seat the better as far as getting the most out of the pedal stroke. My lower back has been hurting so I lowered the seat and it seems to have helped. It's only been a hundred or so miles since lowering but I think it's the answer. It just feels like I'm not getting the most out of the stroke though. I'm guessing it's probably a mental thing. It's got me thinking am I really missing that much power? Isn't the most power transfered say at 1-5 o'clock on the stroke? I'm an old duff, was I taught that the seat needs to be real high? Is this a myth from yesteryear? Tell me I'm not nuts and I'm not loosing power by lowering my seat to a better fit/height.