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?

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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

    BrianNystrom Member

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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.
     
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