New Saddle Blues
The past couple of months has seen my bikes go from sporadic use to daily use. The first thing I found when I started putting 20 plus miles per day on the bikes was pain due to the cheap saddles.
Last week I bought one of the Terry's Liberator Titanium Race saddles on sale for $39.99. Great looking saddle, but, now I am having fits getting it to fit. The area where my sit bones rest is substantially higher(about an inch) from my previous saddle and the new saddle is not a flat design.
For fore and aft alignment I did do the middle of the pedal check vs. knee with pedals in the horizontal position. I still get some knee soreness with this method. So I believe I should move the saddle slightly to the rear in spite of what "the book" says?
I went to the Wrench Science website to verify what correct fit should be and started from there as a guideline. Measuring from the middle of the crank bolt to the saddle, the website states that my saddle heighth should be 27.33 inches. If I measure to the forward area/flat area of the saddle, 27.33 inches puts the sit bone area very high and I get numbness in my legs. Dropping the seat tube height slightly the numbness is reduced.
My question to you people is: how do you measure saddle height on your bikes? Do you measure to the sit bone area or the forward flat area of the saddle?