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Actually, while we are on the topic, is there a configurator kind of site where you can enter all your measurements and have it calculate the right dimensions for a bike to suit you?
Just too lazy to google, eh?

http://www.ebicycles.com/bicycle-tools/frame-sizer
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Old 15.06.2015, 17:40
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Re: Road bike saddle recommendations

well, i think it depends a bit about your body e.g. you could be same height as someone else, but the ratio of legs to torso could be different. also length of arms etc. etc. what are the principle's with regard to sizing? e.g. what is the optimal angle to be achieved during the up and down phases of cycling:

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Old 15.06.2015, 17:44
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Re: Road bike saddle recommendations

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Old 15.06.2015, 17:53
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Actually, while we are on the topic, is there a configurator kind of site where you can enter all your measurements and have it calculate the right dimensions for a bike to suit you?
If you prefer European measurements and a pretty comprehensive set of measurements try https://www.canyon.com/en/roadbikes/bike.html?b=3519


Click on frame size and follow the instructions....
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Old 15.06.2015, 17:55
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http://www.competitivecyclist.com/St...e.jsp#measures
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Old 15.06.2015, 17:56
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well, i think it depends a bit about your body e.g. you could be same height as someone else, but the ratio of legs to torso could be different. also length of arms etc. etc. what are the principle's with regard to sizing? e.g. what is the optimal angle to be achieved during the up and down phases of cycling:

This is one area where a real person is much better than a website... A good bike fitter will take into account not only your body part measurements but also your flexibility, and left/right imbalances and your performance objectives to come up with an appropriate position. I've been to VeloPerfection in Aubonne and found the owner very good.
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Re: Road bike saddle recommendations

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I always wondered about the design/shape of the saddle. The long bit that protrudes out: it seems like someone designed that just to stab into your nuts.
The long bit helps a lot to keep your balance and control of the bike by pressing against it with your thighs in curves or bumpy road situation where you actually lift your ass of the saddle.

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Can someone explain, if you are to sit just on your sit bones, why not have a seat that is just a bar that they can rest on?
The same reason why your underwear is cut to a boxer short shape rather than a pair of strings with a little bag in front to keep your junk in
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Old 15.06.2015, 19:26
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Re: Road bike saddle recommendations

More info on original question:

Find the shop that has this device:
http://www.bike-air.com/Drop-Bars-Ro...0575511-4.html

Experiment with tilt. Mine's parallel to the ground on the road bike, tilted nose up by 3-4 degrees on my MTB (much shorter and upright geometry)

The fact that you ride on flat handlebar bit may indicate a bike thats a bit too long for you. Changing the stem to 10 or 20mm shorter one might help (saddle issue as well).
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This is one area where a real person is much better than a website... A good bike fitter will take into account not only your body part measurements but also your flexibility, and left/right imbalances and your performance objectives to come up with an appropriate position. I've been to VeloPerfection in Aubonne and found the owner very good.
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Re: Road bike saddle recommendations

Whilst I was on a short XC ride last night, it struck me that I rarely get saddle problems on my MTB, even on longer (>3hr) trips. So tonight I will experiment with my MTB saddle on my Road bike and see if there's a noticeable difference. It is the standard racing-type Scott saddle that came with the bike, so hopefully won't look too ridiculous on my Cannondale.
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Old 24.06.2015, 13:39
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Re: Road bike saddle recommendations

Hi

My Bulls bike came equipped with a saddle from Fizik

You can check out their website here:

http://www.fizik.it/saddles/

Their saddles are really great, a quick search on Toppreise.ch shows that are available in Switzerland and prices range from 50 upto 200 CHF


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Old 24.06.2015, 13:55
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Re: Road bike saddle recommendations

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Whilst I was on a short XC ride last night, it struck me that I rarely get saddle problems on my MTB, even on longer (>3hr) trips. So tonight I will experiment with my MTB saddle on my Road bike and see if there's a noticeable difference. It is the standard racing-type Scott saddle that came with the bike, so hopefully won't look too ridiculous on my Cannondale.
So did you actually follow through with any of the advice given to on this thread?
After all, it was advice you were after.
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Old 24.06.2015, 14:30
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So did you actually follow through with any of the advice given to on this thread?
After all, it was advice you were after.
Much as I don't feel obliged to follow-up on the advice given, for which I am also grateful, I will do so for your benefit.


Yes, I looked up a few of the saddles and adjusted my saddle settings. And, if you read carefully, I explained that on a longer ride with different shorts, the problem didn't seem to be as bad. However, I would still like to try out my MTB saddle to see if it is a significant improvement.


Satisfied?
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Re: Road bike saddle recommendations

Maybe it's not the saddle .......


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Maybe it's not the saddle .......


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That's a given anyway .
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Old 24.06.2015, 18:40
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Much as I don't feel obliged to follow-up on the advice given, for which I am also grateful, I will do so for your benefit.


Yes, I looked up a few of the saddles and adjusted my saddle settings. And, if you read carefully, I explained that on a longer ride with different shorts, the problem didn't seem to be as bad. However, I would still like to try out my MTB saddle to see if it is a significant improvement.


Satisfied?

Yes, sorry I used the wrong tone but I was just curious as to what worked and what didn't.
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Saddles are one of those things which are part art, part science. It depends on many things including your personal physical make-up (sit bones, soft tissue etc) plus how you like to sit on the bike, plus how much you like to move around, plus how flexible you are...

I second the earlier comment not to get a saddle with lots of padding - for long rides padding makes it worse as it relieves the weight on the sit bones by distributing across all your soft tissue, which is not what you want.

Personally I use the Fizik Antares VS which as mentioned has a channel up the middle to relieve pressure, but I tried a couple of others before that with less success.
+1 on the fizik with the carbon rails... Way worth the price imo.

paddy, I seriously doubt you getting what you want for less than 200chf, and when it comes to good saddles, frames, and group sets and wheels, never never never settle... This is one of those things where quality is really worth paying for.
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