Quick & Dirty Saddle Height Measurement

by William Greenbaum January 19, 2017

Quick & Dirty Saddle Height Measurement

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Your saddle needs to be horizontal to the ground. Slopping upwards will probably result in pain in your crotch, slopping down will result in tired arms/ or hands.

Saddle height should be more or less at your belt when standing next to the bike, also sitting on the bike and when the pedal is at the lowest point, your leg should be almost fully extended. This is a good way to determine the right position.

For our number crunchers out there, the measurement from the center of the bottom bracket to the top of the saddle should be: Hs = 0,885*Hc, where Hs and Hc stand for height of the saddle and inner leg measurement (floor to crotch).

At this point take your tools and go for a ride and adjust if necessary: even half a centimeter can make a lot of difference!


 



William Greenbaum
William Greenbaum

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William Greenbaum is an online retailer from Vancouver, BC who specializes in lifestyle products for urban cyclists. Prior to founding his new venture CruiserRepublic.com, William bootstrapped his first online retail shop aimed at the pet market in the US, and successfully grew it for nine years. After selling the operation in April 2015, William took the summer off and transformed himself into a competitive cyclist and triathlete. William is utterly passionate and immersed in everything eCommerce and digital and fascinated by every new twist or opportunity that comes along in the retail space. At this time, William is now full metal to the pedal leading the strategic growth of CruiserRepublic.com across as many sales channels as his team can get their hands on. Prior to this role, Bill was the Managing Director of a biological medicine company in Burnaby, BC and going back even further, the director of the largest touring exhibition in the world – Dr. Gunter Von Hagens', BodyWorlds 2 – The Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies.



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