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    That millimetre thing on saddles

    I assume the millimetre scale on the saddle bars is for reference when adjusting it's position, but is there a "default" starting point for mounting it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caribou007 View Post
    I assume the millimetre scale on the saddle bars is for reference when adjusting it's position, but is there a "default" starting point for mounting it?
    Not really, since there's no default size for cyclists.

    If you don't know your fit well enough to get a starting point, then just center it and start working from there.
    Knows the weight of my bike to the nearest 10 pounds.

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    It's also really important to get the tilt angle right. I find I'm very sensitive to that as well. I changed to a Fizik Cyrano seat post so I could adjust it incrementally. I also find that using an iPhone app with a sensitive tilt level is very helpful.

    J.

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    Take a look at this video on bike fitting. How to Fit a Road Bike by Performance Bicycle - YouTube Even after all the measuring, you can still tweak saddle position up or down a bit, a few mm at a time, over a period of days or weeks.

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    the marks help let you replicate the setup when replacing the rider's bike , during the time between race-days on 2 week grand tours..

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