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?
Both bikes appear to be in compliance.
Up to 5cm in front, or 15cm behind the BB.
I've never seen a bike checked.
bikes are never checked, and i think they mean easily adjustable. that would be a pain to do. you should be fine.