If you are climbing a steep hill, the nose of the seat helps to shift the weight towards the front tire, which can lose traction easily if the hill is steep enough. To conserve energy, it is more advisable to be seated while climbing a steep hill, because cycling in a standing position will consume much more energy.
Otherwise the nose is a nuisance. I occasionally get my biking pants and the nose of the seat entangled when I stop and go.
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