How do you measure the width of a bicycle seat?
Stand and measure between the center points of the indentations made by your ischial tuberosity, or sit bones. Write down the measurement. Visit a bike shop and find the style of seat you need. Saddles for cruising bicycles are wider than seats for racing bikes, and each style comes in variations.
How do you determine the width of a road bike saddle?
Place the foil or cardboard on a carpeted stair and sit down, then pick up your feet to mimic your riding position. When you stand up there should be two depressions left by your sit bones. Measure the distance between the centres of the depressions and add 25 to 30mm to find your ideal saddle width.
What is the width of a bike saddle?
Saddle width is measured from edge to edge across the top of the saddle. Specialized, for example, recommend a 130 mm saddle width for narrow sit bones, 143 mm for medium, and 155 mm for wide sit bones.
Why do my sit bones hurt when cycling?
Improper fit on your bike could be the main reason for your saddle discomfort. If your saddle is too high, too low, too far forward, too far back, not level, or if you are reaching too far to your handlebars, you could be experiencing pain as a result.
How do you determine saddle size?
To measure a saddle, grab a tape measure and vertically measure the length from the back of the pommel to the seam of the cantle. The measurement should usually be between 12 and 19 inches.
Do all bike seats fit all bikes?
While “most” bicycle seats are universal and interchangeable, not all bicycle seats are interchangeable or universal. However, the good news is that most modern bikes and brands have accepted that one fitting is best.