What’s your favorite saddle?

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sfo423
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by sfo423

TobinHatesYou wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:55 am
Just guessing, but his method was likely going to a fitter who then measured with a goniometer.
speedman wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:55 am
Can you explain me your method to mesure your flexion ?
Went to a fitter last year and that was one of many variables. I believe +55 to +65 is the range of 'normality.'

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wheelsONfire
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by wheelsONfire

Speedman wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:34 am
sfo423 wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:46 pm
I have a lot of drop as you do (~10cm). Did you run your Arione flat or nose tilted down?

My max hip flexion is pretty good; recently measured at 62d and a trunk tilt at 43d. Sounds like from a textbook perspective a Dimension may be a good candidate.
Can you explain me your method to mesure your flexion ?
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Speedman
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by Speedman

sfo423 wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:57 pm
TobinHatesYou wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:55 am
Just guessing, but his method was likely going to a fitter who then measured with a goniometer.
speedman wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:55 am
Can you explain me your method to mesure your flexion ?
Went to a fitter last year and that was one of many variables. I believe +55 to +65 is the range of 'normality.'
Do you know if the famous fitters (like Bikefitting, Retul, Gebiomized...) can make this kind of mesurement ?
I have already try the Shimano bikefitting system and the checking of the flexion was not in the variables system. But It interested me particularly because I make an hard work with a physiotherapist to improve my flexion.

sfo423
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by sfo423

I used an old school fitter that also uses the new age tools to dial in fit. I think he uses BikeFit. They attach reflective stickers to certain body parts and measure using strobes & software or something.

I would not use a fitter than soley relies on tech to fit. Get someone that knows how to fit.
Speedman wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:20 pm

Do you know if the famous fitters (like Bikefitting, Retul, Gebiomized...) can make this kind of mesurement ?
I have already try the Shimano bikefitting system and the checking of the flexion was not in the variables system. But It interested me particularly because I make an hard work with a physiotherapist to improve my flexion.

bikeboy1tr
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by bikeboy1tr

I have SMP saddles on two road bikes, one is the Composit and the other is the Full Carbon and even though they are from the same family they do differ somewhat in the position that you sit. Out of laziness I made the mistake of assuming the seatnose behind the BB would put you close to the same position from one to the other. Today I actually took the time to measure out with plumb bob, short level attached to my shoe and marking the cranks for horizontal position visible from the sitting position. I am trying to duplicate my position from an older Time to my new Colnago and discovered that even though the two seats are a bit different the graduations on the seat rail from the Composit to the Full Carbon will put you in the same seating position (knee over pedal) but the nose will Not be at the same distance behind the BB.
The reason I am going through all this is because I have been getting some pain at the base of my neck and I know its from my seat position, but because I had originally measured out from seatnose behind BB it put my sitting position further behind the BB with the Composit than the Full Carbon.
Lesson learned, dont be lazy like me.
"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving"-Albert Einstein
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2008 Time VXR Rim Brake
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