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Old 12-07-09, 08:30 PM   #1
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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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Old 12-08-09, 04:14 PM   #3
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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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