How to sit on the saddle

Discussion in 'Beginners Forum' started by Don, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. Don

    Don NC Road Biker

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    What exactley on your rear is suppose to sit on the saddle?and where exactly on the saddle?I have been told your butt bones or hip bones?This right?How do u find them to know your sitting right?Thanks guys:D:thumbsup:
     
  2. hophead

    hophead New Member Tavern Member

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    Your sit bones are easy to find. Sit on your hands and you should be able to feel them--one in each cheek. They should fit neatly on the rear of your saddle.

    Here is an old thread with some more info on saddle fit....
    http://www.twospoke.com/forum/f86/how-does-one-choose-saddle-909/
     
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  3. Don

    Don NC Road Biker

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    do they feel pointy?Think i found them,lol
     
  4. hophead

    hophead New Member Tavern Member

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    Yup, you found em.
     
  5. Don

    Don NC Road Biker

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    so there suppose to be on the very back part of the saddle right?
     
  6. hophead

    hophead New Member Tavern Member

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    Yes, your sit bones should be in contact with the wide rear part of the saddle like this...
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  7. Don

    Don NC Road Biker

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    thanks hophead for that great pic man,that helps alot!
     
  8. krichart

    krichart Guest

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    Great description!!! BTW most new cyclist complain of butt pain. It's not until you start to get into cycling condition that you put more of your weight on your legs and less on your butt. As you get into shape you will use your saddle more for stability than support.
     
  9. mikebike

    mikebike Florida Cyclist

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    nice pic and answer Hophead:thumbsup:
     
  10. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    Don, you can let go now.
     
  11. joker

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    Depending on where and how you are riding your position will change as well, but for just cruising down the road the above is obviously how you will be sitting.

    On the butt pain line you just have to get past the "break in" period both for the saddle and your butt.
     
  12. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    He needs a proper fitting.