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    Lets Talk About Saddles!

    Heres the rule about saddles:

    5.11 Bicycle Specifications. All bicycles and bicycle equipment used in USA Triathlon sanctioned events must
    conform to the specifications set forth in this Section. Any participant using a nonconforming bicycle or otherwise
    violating this Section shall be disqualified.

    (c) A vertical line touching the front most point of the saddle may be no more than 5 centimeters in front of and
    no more than 15 centimeters behind a vertical line passing through the center of the chain wheel axle, and the
    cyclist must not have the capability of adjusting the saddle beyond these limits during competition.

    I found a picture of this fast foward saddle and post and then the bike i'm buying.

    would it be wise to find a shorter non adjustable saddle to keep the 5 cm distance?
    Do the measure at every event?




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    Both bikes appear to be in compliance.

    Up to 5cm in front, or 15cm behind the BB.

    I've never seen a bike checked.

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    bikes are never checked, and i think they mean easily adjustable. that would be a pain to do. you should be fine.

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