Saddle Measurements

Rita Posts: 186
edited August 2012 in Road general
Hi all,

Just a quick question

I have a fixed seatpost on my road bike.
I 'm max'd out with the spacers on the seatpost clamp.

I have a Selle Italia Flite Gel Flow Saddle at the minute BUT,
The height of the saddle is a bit low.

Can anyone suggest a saddle with a good height on it

(Buttom of rails to top of seat)



Height this way.......Road bike saddle


  • jonomc4
    jonomc4 Posts: 891
    buy a new seatpost that is longer
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,542
    it's a fixed post

    op - what bike do you have?
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • Rita
    Rita Posts: 186
    This is the bike I have, Ridley Noah 2008
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,542
    there is/was an extra high clamp... ... -high.html

    if you don't already have this, it might be the solution, but where you can get one is another matter

    perhaps try contacting ridley to see if they can supply one direct
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • Rita
    Rita Posts: 186
    Yea I ha one of these too with 175mm cranks... Not to worry, thanks for all the comments.
  • keef66
    keef66 Posts: 13,123
    If you fail to find a fatter saddle or the seatpost thingy, you could always look for some bib shorts with a thicker pad. My last DHB purchase had a significantly fatter pad than I was previously used to; I had to drop the saddle by a couple of mm
  • dw300
    dw300 Posts: 1,642
    Ever watched Gattaca?
    All the above is just advice .. you can do whatever the f*ck you wana do!
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  • styxd
    styxd Posts: 3,234
    Have a look at WTB saddles, Im pretty sure one of theirs is pretty high. Or Fizik?

    Another option would be to change your pedals and cleats. I think Shimano road SPD pedals and cleats are a fair bit taller than the MTB ones for example.

    You could also try moving your cleats further back on your shoes (be sure to mark where they are now just incase you dont like it)