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Where can I buy a Cannondale saddle or parts in general for that matter?

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Asked by: Dezi Patibandla

Are bike saddles Universal?

Bike saddles come in different sizes to accommodate different body types. Finding a bike saddle that is the right size for your body mostly has to do with the width of the saddle and how well it supports your ischial tuberosities (sit bones).

How do I pick the right saddle?

5 tips for finding the perfect saddle

  1. Find the saddle with the right shape. No two people are the same. …
  2. Take account of your flexibility and your position on the bike. Test your flexibility. …
  3. Measure the width of your sit bones. Saddles come in different widths. …
  4. Set the saddle to the right height. …
  5. Saddle position.

How do I know what size bike saddle to buy?

When you stand up there should be two depressions left by your sit bones. Measure the distance between the centres of the depressions and add 25 to 30mm to find your ideal saddle width.

How do you adjust the seat on a Cannondale?

Quote from video: You just have to loosen it. And at this point you can bring settle down for up make sure that the saddle is straight with the frame.

Will any bike seat fit my bike?

Most bike seats can be easily interchanged with different bicycles. Check the bars beneath the seat, known as saddle rails, to see if the width matches up with the seat post. Older models and higher-end road bikes are less likely to match the standard 44-millimeter width.

Which bike has the most comfortable seat?

Best Overall: Bontrager Verse Comp Bike Saddle

It’s suitable for all genders and body types, versatile enough for road cycling and mountain biking, and available in four sizes, making it easy to find an option that’s comfortable for you. This bike seat is compatible with both road bikes and mountain bikes.

Are wider bike seats more comfortable?

Wider saddles tend to be more comfortable so are good for long rides or leisurely riders where extra weight from more materials isn’t an issue. Thinner saddles tend to be better for short efforts – such as racing – where comfort isn’t dispensed with entirely but is compromised in favour of other factors.

What is my sit bone width?

Measuring sit bone width

Sit with your feet tilted up long enough to leave a good impression. Stand and find the two deepest indentions your sit bones left behind and mark them both with a point. Measure from one point to the other with your measuring tape in millimeters. Add 20-25mm to determine your saddle size.

What happens if your bike saddle is too wide?

A bicycle saddle that is too wide causes chafing due to your thighs rubbing against the sides of the seat and reduces pedal efficiency since the saddle interferes with your pedaling motion. Also, aerodynamics is worsened from the increased contact area between your spread-out legs and the increased air resistance.

How high should your bike seat be?

Quote from video: Put your heel on the pedal axle. The ideal position is when your leg is almost straight. But not stretched whilst. You aren't able to easily touch the ground whilst in the saddle.

What is the proper height for a bicycle seat?

Measure from the floor to the top of the book spine. Multiply that number by 0.883, and subtract 4mm (1/8th inch). The result is your proper bike seat height, measured from the center of the bottom bracket to the top of the seat, along the seat tube.

Why does my bike seat hurt?

Are all bike seat posts the same size?

Seatpost diameters generally range from 22 mm to 35 mm in 0.2 mm increments. The most common size is 27.2 mm (1.07 in) for most bikes, especially for the higher-quality models. BMX bikes commonly use 25.4 seatposts. In some modern bikes with thicker alloy or carbon tubing, larger diameters such as 30.9 mm are used.

What size are standard saddle rails?


Non-carbon saddles are typically made with round 7mm rails that fit all standard seat post clamps. Carbon saddles however, are made with an oval rail that measures 7mm wide X 9 mm tall.

How do you change a bicycle seat?

Quote from video: Step 1 loosen the screw on the back of the bottom of the old seat on your bike. Using the properly sized allen wrench that fits your screw loosen. The screw enough so the seat is removable.

Why is a bike seat called a saddle?

Bicycle seats were originally called saddles. The earliest bicycles were adapted from the hobby-horse or pedestrian accelerator, which was designed in 1817. The hobby horse didn’t have any pedals, as the rider pushed their feet against the ground and rode in the saddle.

Where should you sit on a bike saddle?

Sit as far back as possible on the widest part of the saddle. Tilt the front of the saddle down slightly.

Why does my bike seat hurt?

A combination of pressure from your bodyweight bearing down on the saddle, friction from the constant pedalling motion, moisture from sweat, an increase in temperature and reduced blood flow can produce a perfect storm for discomfort and the formation of sores.