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How do you measure a saddle???

Old 03-26-13, 08:05 PM
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How do you measure a saddle???

I need a new saddle with a cut away. Thinking of a Specialized BG How do you measure them? They come in 133 and 144 mm.

How do you know what size you need?
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Measure the widest part of your current saddle (or look it up) to find out what size you're currently riding. Decide if you need the same size, larger, or smaller.

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Measure your sit bones (or go to a Specialized BG shop and sit on the Butt-o-Meter to measure) and get the saddle that best matches up to your anatomy.
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I measure them by throwing them on a scale. Just joking. If you have a little pelvis, you need a little saddle. Big pelvis = big saddle. Note, if you're a fat guy like me with a little pelvis, you need a little saddle, even though you have a big a$$.
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If you get at a Specialized dealer they probably will have a butt-o-meter to measure. You sit on it and it takes an impression of your keyster and they measure the sit bones. Somebody wrote once that if you have some memory foam or equivalent you can sit on it and measure your sit bones.
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Try the Specialized method and then try the Selle Italia ID Match method.
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Originally Posted by YOJiMBO20
(or go to a Specialized BG shop and sit on the Butt-o-Meter to measure)
Do this. It takes 2 minutes and they're not even weirded out by measuring the warm indentations of your butt bones. If you should do it on your own, keep in mind that you need to add another 1-2 cm to your width (ie, I measured out at 140 and needed the 155, not the 143).
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