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Saddle Height

KevinMcCKevinMcC Posts: 95
edited August 2009 in Road beginners
Hi folks, just curious about hoe most folk have got their bike set up with regards saddle and handlebar height.

I am a right lanky sod, all legs and little torso so I am struggling to decide what height my saddle should be with regards the handlebars- a few mm of diff between the two, a few inches or what?

I know its personal preference but I want to see if there is a majority view and I will try that for a bit.

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  • redddraggonredddraggon Posts: 10,862
    Your saddle height should be the right height, saddle height is not determined by the "bar height"
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  • hopper1hopper1 Posts: 4,389
    Your saddle height should be the right height, saddle height is not determined by the "bar height"

    +1.

    Don't get caught up in all the statistical BS that surround saddle height/ seat height relationships... Just set your bike up so that you are comfortable, not over stretched...

    Paul
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  • mhukmhuk Posts: 327
    4 of the methods used to determine saddle height are explained here and why it's important to get it right. I found the link because mine wasn't...
  • rally200rally200 Posts: 646
    hopper1 wrote:
    Your saddle height should be the right height, saddle height is not determined by the "bar height"

    +1.

    Don't get caught up in all the statistical BS that surround saddle height/ seat height relationships... Just set your bike up so that you are comfortable, not over stretched...

    Paul

    ++1

    get the saddle height right before you worry about anything else.
  • John.TJohn.T Posts: 3,698
    And the set back.
  • WoodchipWoodchip Posts: 205
    John.T wrote:
    And the set back.
    Thanks for the reminder. Knew I was meant to be doing something to the bike today. lol
    I have nothing more to say on the matter.
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