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How to Set Your Saddle Height
How to Set Your Saddle Height
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How to set your Saddle Height

There is no one way of perfectly setting your ideal saddle height, and the ideal changes between riding disciplines and individual preference.

The methods below are just some of the easiest and most popular. Whichever way you choose, we recommend you then take it for a ride and don’t be afraid to fine tune the height based on comfort.

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The Heel Method

This method requires no equipment and can be used as a quick and easy way to set saddle height. This is very useful where an approximation is sufficient, such as if riding casually on a Vintage Bike or just setting a starting point to then fine tune.

With the pedal/crank arm at the lowest point of rotation, the cyclist sits on the saddle and puts their heel on the pedal with the knee fully straight (locked out). You should be ab le to make a full rotation without losing contact with the heel on your pedal, or having to tilt your pelvis to maintain contact.

The Inseam Method

Calculating your ideal saddle height based on your inseam is easy. On average, the seat height should be 109% of your inseam. You can thus use your calculator to multiply your inseam in millimetres by 1.09.

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