Saddle height

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  1. CycleLad99

    CycleLad99 New Member

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    Hey,
    I realised my saddle has been too high all this time so I tried resetting it with the heel on pedal spindle method. I got my leg fully straight without rocking my hips. But the saddle now is below my hip when I stand beside it. Should the saddle be at the same height as the hip bone when standing beside the bike and not lower?

    Thanks
     
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  2. dabac

    dabac Well-Known Member

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    The important measurement is pedal-to-saddle distance. Saddle-to-ground - which is what determines the relationship between saddle and hip bone when standing, is nearly entirely unimportant.
     
  3. BrianNystrom

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    To add a bit more detail, the saddle-to-ground distance is affected by the bottom bracket height of the frame. Therefore, different frames could have different saddle-to-ground measurements, even if the the saddle-to-pedal distance is set the same.
     
  4. ACyclingRooster

    ACyclingRooster New Member

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    Hi CL. You think that you have a problem/issue with saddle height because it does not conform with your standing hip height !!:(

    Both of my bikes have a saddle height of 34" (86.5cm);my hip height is 30" (76cm).
    My Steve Goff is now sold and I only have my 50cm Bianchi Via Nirone 7 Flat-bar Hybrid for a more comfortable ride at now 73 years young (pushing 74) DSCF4341.JPG

    I am 4'10" tall with an inside leg measurement of 23" and since November 2010 I have resorted to riding 140mm cranks after having had total left knee replacement and the inability to achieve a full circulatory action on regular 170mm cranks.

    The move from dropped bars to flat-bars was because of intense arthritic pain in my right elbow after a relatively short distance of riding on the hoods.
     
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