Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Blog NEW Galleries NEW FAQ Contact About Impressum
It is currently Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:47 pm
Recently the board software has been updated and there are some known bugs/failures:
- Avatars are currently not being displayed ✔ FIXED
- Tapatalk connection is currently broken ✔ FIXED
- Avatars cannot be uploaded ✔ FIXED

Please note that we will soon do some changes in WW board template design in case to get a fully mobile/desktop responsiveness board!
If you find more errors please post it here: http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=139062


All times are UTC+01:00





Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:59 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:17 pm
Posts: 115
Location: near Seattle
As my riding position becomes more aggressive, I'm thinking about changing my saddle. After sitting on a strip of cardboard, and then rubbing the side of a crayon over the indentations, I measure 117 mm between the centers of the indentations. No doubt if I did this a few more times I'd get a range of results. Different sources offer different rules on how to go from sit bone width to ideal saddle width. One rule says add 20 mm to sit bone width to get minimum saddle width. As an experiment, I've taken a couple of short rides recently on an old saddle that's around 128 mm wide, without problems. So I'm skeptical about my measurement, but even more about rule-based saddle width advice. Are there people who are happily using saddles that are supposed to be too narrow for them?

_________________
Saura mon coeur que mon cul poise.

adapted from Rabelais


Top
   
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:22 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Feb 24, 2011 6:33 pm
Posts: 434
Location: bay area, california
taina wrote:
Are there people who are happily using saddles that are supposed to be too narrow for them?


I have used a Fizik Aliante on my older road bike and track bike (143mm width), and a San Marco Regal (150mm width) on my commuter bike. I tried a Selle Italia SLR and after it was broken in it has been the most comfortable saddle I have ridden, and actually more supportive than any saddle I've used because it directly supports sit-bones (as opposed to saddles that use more padding) and is a more flexible than most saddles.

I think the trick with finding a saddle that works is not to go by width, but by how supportive it feels. :thumbup:

_________________
bike / strava / instagram


Top
   
Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:22 am 


Top
   
 
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:00 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 10, 2009 7:22 pm
Posts: 1252
Location: London
taina wrote:
Are there people who are happily using saddles that are supposed to be too narrow for them?


Read the introductory part of this article to see why the 'sit bone width' thing can be a red herring.

http://www.stevehoggbikefitting.com/blo ... bout-smps/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

EDIT: Removed some of the quote. DIdn't mean to include it all.

_________________
Snacking on carrot sticks - Where did it all go so wrong?
-
Finsbury Park CC


Last edited by MattSoutherden on Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:56 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
   
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:21 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:08 am
Posts: 2292
Location: Pedal Square
In my experience, what's just as important as saddle width, is how steeply the sides are sloping, because that influences the "effective" width. Personally I like saddles that are flat laterally, and a bit turned up in the back for riding low.

_________________
Bikes: Raw Ti, 650b flatbar CX


Top
   
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Carbon or Ti Narrow/Wide 50T Chainring?

in Road

Synnove

8

573

Tue May 03, 2016 9:20 am

mulletmaster View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. a question on tire width...

in Road

rst72

6

550

Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:46 am

Marin View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. 27mm or 25mm rim width, which is better?

[ Go to page: 1 2 ]

in Everything wheels

dannyboybad

27

1770

Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:46 pm

Patb095 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Cervelo S3 seat post width?

in Road

Martin.dk

12

1078

Fri Feb 12, 2016 4:32 pm

Martin.dk View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Rollers and tire width - Need some math help!

in Training

JackRussellRacing

14

382

Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:40 pm

11.4 View the latest post


All times are UTC+01:00


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: MSNbot Media and 10 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited