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I'm 61, 5 feet 1 inch, and have been riding for 45 years. Currently I own a Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 Superlow with mid-controls. At one point I had the Yamaha V Sstar 650 Custom with forward controls. What I found was that having my feet stretched out created stress on my lower back as it felt like I always had a curved back. With my feet below me I feel more balanced, a straight back, and am able to rise up in case of a severe bump. It's also easier to glide through turns by applying pressure on the peg. It's a personal choice.

I am new to this site and am enjoying the many articles. I have spread the word to two other women currently taking their riding course.

J. Willems
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Sunday, July 23, 2017
My first bike had forward controls and I found it to be a comfortable ride, but once I rode one with center controls I felt like I was a lot more stable and in control. So in my opinion it depends on what kind of comfort your looking for. I got rid of the bike with forward controls and now am riding one with center controls. I plan to put highway pegs on mine for the long rides so I can stretch out if needed.

Jessica
Newberry, FL
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
I think it all totally depends on you, your body, and your comfort. I am 57 years old and find the forward controls on my Harley-Davidson Fat Boy to be awesome for comfort. I'd previously only ridden bikes with mid controls. I don't think I could take that any more!

But yeah, I'm nearly certain I could never do the controls that sit behind you. My body just won't contort that way comfortably, and I can't see my ol' bod being able to ride very far at all with rear controls. Love my forwards!

Joni Mitchell
Princeton, KS
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
I have a Triumph America with floorboards and they are comfortable but my feet tend to go to sleep. I also ride a Moto Guzzi Breva 1100 with mid pegs with knees forward and that is the most comfortable position I have found. My over-50 knees tend to start aching on long trips but with the Guzzi I can move them around more than with the floorboards. Plus more control for me. Good Luck finding the right one.

Penny
Angier, NC
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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