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Seat Height -- looking for fit method(6 posts)

Seat Height -- looking for fit methodTahoe Gator
Aug 15, 2002 9:20 AM
Can't seem to find any of my bike mags that I kept for the seat height formulas. If you know of any good methods or resources, I would appreciate it.

Thanks
This works for me......Dave Hickey
Aug 15, 2002 9:33 AM
Sit on the saddle and put your HEEL(with shoes on) on the pedal. Adjust the saddle height so your leg is extended. This method allows a slight bend to the knee when your're cleated in the pedal.
re: Seat Height -- looking for fit method94Nole
Aug 15, 2002 9:54 AM
rule of thumb would say .883 of your inseam length. varies by individual.
re: Seat Height -- looking for fit methodbrider
Aug 15, 2002 9:56 AM
Dave Hickey gave you a good formula for finding a starting point. A lot of people find this position a little low. Do as he suggests, then start raising the saddle slightly (no more than 5mm at a time) until your hips start rocking side-to-side, then back off 5mm. This should get you totally dialed.
Links -- In no particular order . . .mja
Aug 15, 2002 10:00 AM
http://www.abicibikes.com/Bike_Fit.asp
http://www.freewheelcycle.com/bikefit.html
http://www.bsn.com/cycling/ergobike.html
http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/fitting.htm
http://www.roadbikerider.com/free%20articles.htm#How%20to%20Perfect%20Your%20Riding%20Position%20&%20Technique
http://www.cyfacusa.com/Frame_Fitting.htm
http://www.coloradocyclist.com/bikefit/
http://www.wrenchscience.com/WS1/getSized.asp
109%Kerry
Aug 15, 2002 5:16 PM
Use 109% of your true inseam - measured bare footed, feet 6" apart, using a 1" diameter dowel pulled firmly up into your crotch. 109%, like any other formula, gives a starting point, not a final number.