The saddle part of a bike is designed to support most but not all of the rider's weight. The saddle's nose also assists in balancing and steering.

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Replacement seatpost clamp for Saturae seatpost

I have destroyed the clamp that connects the seatpost with the saddle on my Mekk. The seatpost is Saturae. Can someone tell me what type of clamp i need and where I can get it? Its a one bolt seat ...
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Mountain bike saddle rails extension

Please give me the benefit of your expertise. I'm 6'3" tall and, though I have the largest sized-mountain bike available I'm bent over as I cycle because I can't push back my saddle any more on its ...
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Seat post size on Schwinn Loop

The seat post (and the saddle) got stolen on my Schwinn Loop. I've searched everywhere but I haven't been able to find the diameter/size of the seat post so I can look for a replacement online. Any ...
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What are the horizontal slots/tabs on the back of some saddles for?

Some saddles like Brooks have two tabs sticking down from the back, with a horizontal slot through each. What are these for? My guess is they are for certain kinds of saddle bags, but I don't really ...
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Trouble balancing when starting

I recently starting riding again (stopped for 10 years) and am having balance problems when starting. Using the proper starting technique causes me to wobble and lose my balance, tho' I haven't ...
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Do Seat Posts with Shock Absorbers Help?

I have Fuji Absolute 1.9D road bike. Is the seat post on this bike fitted with ashock absorber? I don't think so. If not, would it be worth replacing the original seat post with shock absorbing one? ...
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Is it ok to extend/straighten legs fully while pedaling and will it give me maximum power? [duplicate]

When I first got my bike, I had the saddle too low and I experienced some pain in my right knee while riding. I seem to have "fixed" this problem by raising it some. However, that got me thinking... ...
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How can I move the saddle further forward?

Recently I bought a clip-on aero bar for my road bike and has been practicing aero position for triathlon. I read that moving the saddle forward could mimic the triathlon bike geometry. However, I ...
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Can a saddle clamp be upside down on a children's bike?

Generally, when we put a saddle clamp on we put it so the rails are mounted on the "top" side (reference clamp pictured): However in my case I still need to lower a seat by a inch more. Looking at ...
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Saddle Wash and take care and Maintenance

Can I wash saddle with soapy water? How can I take care of my saddle? My saddle is the GT MTB Saddle, which is made from synthetic materials.
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What is the minimal seat post depth? [duplicate]

This may depend on the seat post and the fixture, but how deep should my seat post be into the frame? I have a bike that came with a post that is pretty long and I cut an inch off the bottom of the ...
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Is there a gadget that will let me slide my seat forward more than my post allows?

So I'm I'm trying to dial in the fit on my road bike to be more tri-bike like, and in doing so, I'd like to move my seat forward, well, more than I currently can. I have the Redshift seatpost, and I ...
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Do saddle ergonomics matter if you've got padded shorts?

Those of us who try to bite off 50+ mile rides without padded shorts really have to pay attention to our saddle's shape and padding. With padded shorts, how much of a difference can you tell between ...
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First long bike ride: Determining the cause of saddle soreness

I went on my first long bike ride yesterday - approximately 30 miles. (I know, it's cake to you grizzled road veterans out there, but I'm proud!) I had a great time and we took a fairly leisurely pace ...
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Does anyone have experience with wooden saddles?

I've been looking online at a wooden road saddle and it looks pretty sweet but not sure how comfortable it's going to be... The description says it's made from maple wood and designed to flex, so it ...
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Looking for an old fashioned bicycle with coaster brakes & hand brakes for a woman

I am looking for an old fashioned style bicycle. I had a bad accident on a new bicycle and I feel safer with with an old-style bike. I've never crashed before and I've been riding bicycles for over 40 ...
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Brooks saddle angle dilema

I recently got a Brooks B17 and am having trouble finding a comfortable angle. If it's level, I tend to slide forward. If it's angled up to the point where I don't tend to slide forward, I feel ...
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How to judge comfort when buying a new saddle

I bought a Motobecane Mirage S recently from bikesdirect.com I took the following advice from a bikes forum: Plan on changing the seat, pedals, and possibly the tires. The seat will make your ...
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Knee position while on the aero bar

I find that my knees are coming ahead of the pedals while I am on the aero bars. I am not sure whether this is right or wrong. In the below image, I don't feel pain on my lower back for a long ...
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Alleviating pressure from coccyx with padded shorts

I recently started biking again after 5 years. However, I had endured unusual coccyx pain when I had a longer than usual ride (~11 miles). I even had my skin chafed/torn where the tailbone meets the ...
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Has anyone ever used the Spiderflex seat on a roadbike?

I use a spiderflex seat on my mountain bike, and I would like to use this on a road bike. Has anyone ever done this, or something similar? I am 5'10" and 165 lbs (reasonably fit). Yes, I know the '...
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How similar are saddles made by the same company?

I have a Specialized Phenom on my mtb that is very comfy and a Specialized saddle (standard one from an Allez) that I use on my commuter bike which is also comfy. The Selle Italia saddle that came on ...
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Bicycle saddles

I was looking at a few options as replacement to my bicycle saddle. I have seen these used majorly with roadbikes than MTBs, but I didn't understand in what sense these should be preferred over the ...
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Saddle for big guy

i am 6ft, 250 lb. I have a karate monkey bike from surly and recently begun to ride the bike. My main aim is to lose weight and get stamina. I try to ride daily for 30 mins, around the block, on the ...
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Does anybody use an under the saddle bag for touring? (Not Pannier Bags)

I am looking for a bag as an addition to my backpack to use for cycling. A pannier isn't a choice I want to make, because I believe they balance the weight badly, and that there is some risk of broken ...
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DIY: what material to use as DIY shim seat post?

Seat tube shim adapters are quite expensive, what kind of material do you recommend as a shim? I have seen in a thread some guys talking about home made shim: paper tape alloy drink can as a shim (...
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Pressure mapping a Brooks saddle [closed]

As part of a bike fit I had done recently I had my well broken in Brooks Team Pro Classic pressure mapped (via the GebioMized system). (A pressure mapping creates a 2-dimensional mapping of the ...
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I sit real far back on my saddle

Asked this on diaspora, but was urged to come here, so, here's my question: I tend to slide BACK on my saddle really far, to the point where my sit bones are very near to the edge. If I try to scoot ...
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Are flip saddle posts available

When trying out the baby seat on my wife's e-bike, it was really easy to fit and remove because her saddle flips up to access the battery. It's a real pain threading the baby seat over the top of my ...
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I am hauling my bike a couple of thousand miles [closed]

Without the seat and post in. Any suggestions what to plug the tube with?
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Saddle getting in place when cornering on MTB - what to do?

I am practicing the technique of cornering, where one must lean the bicycle into the turn, while keeping the body more or less vertical. A (possibly exaggerated) picture I found on Google: The ...
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Should one buy a used Brooks saddle that is already broken in?

I understand that Brooks saddles (and similar leather hammock/sling style saddles) break in as they are used so that they conform to the particular shape of a riders sit bones, crotch, etc., and that, ...
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Are road bike seats interchangeable?

I am a beginner to riding on road bikes. A friend has lent me his road bike (Giant) for about 1 month and I want to use it as much as possible before I think about buying my own. The current seat is ...
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Why would the tension screw on a Brooks saddle have unscrewed to zero? What negative effects?

Checking my saddle, the tension screw seems to have bottomed out to no tension applied. I added a small amount of tension to the screw, and the screw seems to have "taken." I've not tested if it ...
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Should a saddle hurt?

We recently brought a road bike for my sister in law and we took her out on a quick test ride (only about 1km and SLOW). The next day she complained (a bit, mostly my brother being over protective ...
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Saddles and Bent Metal Rails

Has anyone else had issues with bent (slow deformation over time) metal rails on the saddles they have used? I previously had three or four saddles that all ended up tilted over to one side and ...
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What are the strengths, weaknesses and/or recommendations for a BLB Mosquito Saddle? [closed]

I ask this here because I couldn't find too much information or reviews about BLB Mosquito saddles. If administrators find this question doesn't fit into this place, please feel free to remove/edit ...
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Specialized Phenom seat for TT

So I have raced TT's locally for a couple of years and have decided to (finally) get aerobars and am tuning the bike to fit, however, my seat at it's max tilt downwards is probably 1 degree up (see ...
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Quick-release seat slipping down [duplicate]

My bike's quick release seat has been slipping down recently. I noticed when my (pro) biker friend remarked how low down the seat on my bike was, and helpfully readjusted it for me. Biking became ...
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Does the Brooks Cambium C17 Saddle rub off?

I use a brooks B17 leather saddle now for nearly 12 months. It's quite comfortable, has a great design and looks very neat on my bike. I use my bike for my commute every day. There is something that ...
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The Value of a Chair on a Touring Trip

I'm going on my first big touring trip (2 weeks – that's big for me). I've found some nice light-weight camping chairs and I'm wondering if it's worth investing in one. Two basic options seem to ...
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how long does it take to break in a brooks saddle (b17)

I'm going on a 2 week touring trip and looking to buy a comfortable saddle that will be make my rides pleasant and efficient. I have about a month to break in the saddle. How long should I spend ...
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Bicycle Seating Posture Ergonomics

Road bikes have a forward bent seating posture, mountain bikes have a straight seating posture. I was wondering which of the above seating postures (of road bikes or mountain bike) is better for ...
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Which way does the seat clamp go on the post?

I have one of the older style seat clamps, the one with the bolt all the way through it with two male ends that tighten on either side. I'm not sure if the bolt side goes to the front of the post or ...
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How to minimize wear on pants

I commute on bike and I wear jeans (which I work in). I find that after about 500 miles of bike commuting in a single pair of jeans I've got holes in my pants from the saddle-jean rubbing. My ...
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Where should my sit bones rest on a leather hammock/sling saddle?

Where is the ideal / designed location for my sit bones to push on a leather sling/hammock style saddle? (Relative positioning, that works for any saddle width) While I'm riding on my leather saddle,...
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smaller wheels on big bike to reduce height

I have a SEKAI sprint 1000 bike which is a tiny bit big for me as I have problems reaching with my feet to the ground. The existing seat is already down to the lowest level so can't reduce the height ...
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Safe saddles for men's health

As a continuation to Why is it important to have good saddles? I would like to know: Are there non-expensive saddles that are safe for men's health that you can advise. A slightly different question, ...
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Saddle for long rail trails, streets and dirt paths

I recently purchased a 2014 HardRock Sport Disc. I ride on a variety of road surfaces, including pavement, gravel and dirt. I don't currently have plans to race, do long touring rides, or rough ...
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ergonomically sound seat types or features?

Are there seat types or seat features that are ergonomically better for certain kinds of ailments such as lower back pain, knee pain, etc.? For example, perhaps cushioned seats might be better for ...