How do you know what size specialized saddle to get?
FIND YOUR SADDLE SIZE Saddle size is determined by measuring your sit bones and correlating it to the appropriate width saddle. Your local Specialized retailer can help measure your sit bones using a Retül Digital Sit bone Device, or you can measure your sit bones at home.
How do I choose a bike saddle?
Get the Right Bike Saddle Size Finding a bike saddle that is the right size for your body mostly has to do with the width of the saddle and how well it supports your ischial tuberosities (sit bones). Generally, you want a saddle that’s wide enough for good support, but not so wide that it causes rubbing and chafing.
What size saddle for 110mm sit bones?
For example, if your sit bones measured 130mm, you add 20mm and voila, a 150mm saddle width will fit perfectly! It’s interesting to note that the Road Bike Bro measured 110mm, added 20mm, but choose a 145mm width saddle which in his words, “provides more support and I find it more comfortable.”
What is the width of a specialized saddle?
130mm to 245mm
Our saddles come in multiple widths—from 130mm to 245mm—and multiple shapes to match any anatomy, ensuring support and pain-free riding.
How do I know if my bike saddle is too narrow?
If your saddle is too narrow, you will have pain in the delicate areas in between your sit bones. Sometimes you will be able to feel the saddle spreading your sit bones outward as you sit. When your saddle fits properly and is adjusted properly, you literally won’t know it’s there.
Can a bike saddle be too wide?
Bike saddles can be either too wide or too narrow because of an initial improper adjustment when the bike or saddle was purchased. So, don’t simply throw away a bike saddle because you think it is uncomfortable. Instead, try to have it adjusted properly.
How do you adjust a saddle position?
Saddle Height When your saddle is at the proper height you should have 27 to 37 degrees of flexion in your knee with the pedal all of the way down at the bottom of the pedal stroke. Raise or lower your seat by loosening the seat post clamp and moving the seat post up or down as needed.
Is a bigger bike seat better?
Wider is more comfy. Certainly, sleek racing saddles don’t look comfortable but wider seats create more friction and chafing when you’re doing lots of pedalling (say on the road, or in a race). In general, the more you ride and pedal, the thinner and less obtrusive a saddle should be.
How do I know what height my bike seat should be?
Measure from the floor to the top of the book spine. Multiply that number by 0.883, and subtract 4mm (1/8th inch). The result is your seat height, measured from the center of the bottom bracket to the top of the seat, along the seat tube.