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Minimum seatpost insertion length

Minimum safe seatpost insertion length

Updated: 20/07/2020. This post will explain minimal seatpost length. A post explaining seatpost width (diameter): Seatpost diameter sizing standards. 1. Seatpost lengths Seatposts are made in lengths from 75 to 430 millimeters. A seatpost can relatively easily be cut shorter, but a too short seatpost can’t be lengthened, of course. Saddle height is adjusted by … Read more

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Saddle fit [05] Optimal saddle width

Optimal bicycle saddle (seat) width

Updated: 16/10/2020. Previous posts in this series have explained: 1. saddle materials, 2. padding thickness (and softness), 3. saddle shapes and 4. measuring one’s sit bone width. This post explains how to choose an optimal saddle width. Apologies in advance if some parts resemble an anathomy notebook. 🙂   The last chapter (5.) gives a simple … Read more

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Bicycle saddle fit [04] Measuring sit bone width

Measuring (measurement of) sit bone width

Updated: 16/10/2020. This post will explain how to measure one’s sit bone width (at home). Sit bone width is important when choosing an optimal saddle width (so it is neither too narrow, nor too wide). Contents: Tools needed Measuring procedure Bicycle saddle model recommendations 1. Tools needed Tools needed to measure sit bone width at … Read more

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Bicycle saddle fit [03] Saddle shape

Bicycle saddle (seat) shape

Updated: 16/10/2020. This post, third in the series about bicycle saddles, explains what kinds of saddle shapes there are and which to choose according to one’s needs and riding style. Previous two posts explain bicycle saddle material and padding. While the next post will explain sizing (width primarily). Saddle shapes differ in the following attributes: … Read more

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Bicycle saddle fit [02] Saddle padding

Bicycle saddle (seat) padding

Updated: 16/10/2020. After a post about bicycle saddle materials, this post focuses on the saddle padding – it’s thickness and softness – and how to choose optimal padding type. Contents: Too soft saddle can, and does hurt Too hard – the other extreme Bicycle saddle model recommendations 1. Too soft saddle can, and does hurt … Read more

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Bicycle saddle fit [01] Materials they are made of

Bicycle saddle materials

Updated: 16/10/2020. This post will explain what materials are used for making bicycle saddles (and padding) and what are their advantages and disadvantages. It is the first in a series of posts that explain how to choose a good fitting saddle. Other posts are explaining: saddle padding, bicycle saddle shape, measuring sit bone width and … Read more