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    The best way to get the sit bones width at home

    How would you get your sit bones width at home?

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    Sit on a double stack of cardboard, draw a circle around each impression; center to center of the dents is your actual width.

    Keep in mind this measurement is only a starting point. Cycling is dynamic, contact points will move, and sit bones are not the only parts in touch with the saddle.

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    Ok, this is one way I didn't think of

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    A plastic bag full of sand works pretty well. The "tube sand" things are what I've used. They hold the indentations.
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    Make a saran wrap sandwich out of Silly putty, about 1/2" thick. Works like a charm, reusable and if you have kids or friends with kids you can recycle the Silly Putty. Just don't tell them what you used it for.
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    so many good solutions

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    Remember, your "sit bone" metric decreases as you lean forward into more 'aggressive' postures, so be sure to measure it thus.
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    I take a couple of wooden pencils , lay them flat on a hard surface like a wood chair or bench a few inches apart.

    Then sit on them. Adjust them in or out until you feel them right in the center of the pressure point. Then stand up and measure.

    I like this type of measurement because its actually right where you feel direct contact with your bones/nerves, regardless of butt shape.

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    Don't worry about it, get a recumbent. Mmm...rolling lazy boy.

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    Get some aluminum foil and a lightly padded chair. Put a piece of foil on the chair and sit on it. And then what Werkin said.
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