Where do I sit on a bike saddle?
Let’s have a look at where you should be aiming to position yourself on a bike saddle so that the right structures are contacting your seat in the right places. Sitting in the correct position will also ensure your legs and hips have the freedom of movement to pedal efficiently and correctly.
The X is where your sit bones should connect with the seat. Your sit bones are the large boney structures you can feel when you sit down. Place your hands under yourself when sitting – feel the boney structures – they are your sit bones, the bottom part of your pelvis. These bones should connect with the saddle at the most cushioned part of the rear of the saddle.
The red circles are where your leg movement will occur if you position yourself correctly on your saddle.
For more info on pedalling please read Pedalling & Bike Seat Comfort
Check in with your seat position when you are riding
You frequently get on and off your seat during a ride so it important to check in with your position to make sure you are sitting in the correct position on your bike seat. Not too far back or forward or slightly to one side. Sitting in an incorrect position can cause issues of discomfort when you ride.
You might be surprised how often you are on and off your seat and how easy it is to not be quite sitting on your seat correctly.
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