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 Post subject: Saddle height and inseam
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:27 pm 
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I am doing a little study on the best leverage/power output as to where people actually have their saddle set. Please list the following:

- Inseam (barefoot) in cm
- Saddle height in cm (measured from centre of bottom bracket up the seat tube and to the top of the saddle)

I appreciate it.

Mine

79cm
74cm


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:01 pm 
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Wouldn't crank length be important as well? My MTB has a different set of measurements to my road bikes and they vary as well according to top tube length.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:10 pm 
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I always check my saddle height from the top of the pedal spindle with the crank vertical. This gives me the saddle position that I am comfortable with - which may not necessarily translate satisfactorily to someone else. With cranks on different bikes varying from 170 to 177.5 it's the only way.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:29 pm 
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otherself wrote:
79cm
74cm


I can't find my piece of paper with the result right now, but I've always used .883 x your inseam. It leaves me with just a slight bend in the knee at the bottom of the down stroke. I adjust all my bikes so they are the same.

Whats interesting, is that calculation would mean your saddle height would be 69.757cm. A difference of just over 4cm. Now that sounds like something is wrong somewhere?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:57 pm 
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I did a bit of research into setting saddle height, identified three methods and took the average of the three results.

0.887mm
0.796mm


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:09 pm 
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Brian1946 wrote:
I did a bit of research into setting saddle height, identified three methods and took the average of the three results.

0.887mm
0.796mm



Wow. I thought I had short legs, but those measurements are something else.


:lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:13 pm 
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TheElectronKid wrote:
Brian1946 wrote:
I did a bit of research into setting saddle height, identified three methods and took the average of the three results.

0.887mm
0.796mm



Wow. I thought I had short legs, but those measurements are something else.


:lol: :lol: :lol:


887mm equates to a 35inch inside leg, there's nowt short about that my friend! I'm just over 6ft tall! :D


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:30 pm 
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I think it ought to be 0.887m (METRE) not mm (MILLIMETRE).


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:34 pm 
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Old Ned wrote:
I think it ought to be 0.887m (METRE) not mm (MILLIMETRE).



I think you are quite correct sir, I stand corrected!


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:51 am 
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Brian1946 wrote:
Old Ned wrote:
I think it ought to be 0.887m (METRE) not mm (MILLIMETRE).



I think you are quite correct sir, I stand corrected!


Well done that boy, now return to your desk.


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