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saddle sizing

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by roadiewill, 17 Jun 2008.

  1. roadiewill

    roadiewill New Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    yet another thread, sorry about this, but when measuring a saddle do you measure length or width?
     
  2. Paulus

    Paulus Getting older by the minute

    Location:
    Barnet,
    I don't think the actual size of the saddle really counts. It is whether or not it is comfortable. There are many threads on saddles, but there is no definitive answer as it is such a personal matter. Having the saddle correctly positioned is a start, ie. height and forward or aft for reach. It may take a while to get on that suits. Take a look at this site.

    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/gloss_sa-o.html#saddle
     
  3. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    Location:
    Nottingham
    On a Specialized BG saddle then its the width. Thats why you sit on them pads looking abit stupid. ;)
     
  4. OP
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    roadiewill

    roadiewill New Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    yeah i was looking at a spesh BG saddle.
    is as white saddle a good idea, or will it be a mess in the iwnter|?
     
  5. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    Location:
    Nottingham
    Go to a shop and they measure your sit bones on this pad thing that they put on a bench. They tell you which width you need.
    The white saddle which came with my SCR4 didnt get hugely dirty, went yellow and if i ever touched anything on my bike in winter that had dirt on it and touched the saddle, it had dirty marks all over it.
    Black, i think is better, but only if you have black bar tape aswell.
    But then the Avator saddle i have would just need a wipe with a damp cloth to clean it.
     
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    roadiewill

    roadiewill New Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
  7. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    Location:
    Nottingham
    White looks the best i think. If your going to keep it real clean then go for the white.
    I would personaly go for the black though, because i am lazy and dont want to spend too long cleaning it. Same reason i dont have white bar tape aswell.