- 1 How do you sit on a TT saddle?
- 2 What part of the saddle do you sit on?
- 3 Why are triathlon saddles different?
- 4 How high should my triathlon bike seat be?
- 5 How do you adjust the height of a saddle?
- 6 How far back should you sit on bike saddle?
- 7 Why do my sit bones hurt when cycling?
- 8 Where should you sit on a Arione saddle?
- 9 What is the difference between time trial bike and triathlon bike?
- 10 What is my triathlon bike size?
- 11 Why do triathletes use TT bikes?
- 12 What saddles do pro triathletes use?
- 13 Can I use a triathlon saddle on a road bike?
How do you sit on a TT saddle?
In general, for most of us (male or female) it means not too much pressure in the front or in the center of the saddle. For some, sitting slightly off to one side may be the answer. Bike fitter extraordinaire John Cobb often recommends positioning the nose of the saddle to one side.
What part of the saddle do you sit on?
With an athletic riding position, the perineal area of men and the lower positioned pubic bone arch of women (yellow and green highlighted areas) rest on the saddle. The well branched out network of nerves and blood vessels of the perineal area reaches from the anus via the genitals to the upper pubic bone arch.
Why are triathlon saddles different?
Tri-specific saddles are different to road versions, as they’re optimised to provide support for your sit bones while perched further forward on your aerobars. This means a wider flat section at the nose. Another common feature is cut-out sections down the middle to relieve perineum pressure.
How high should my triathlon bike seat be?
Proper saddle height should put your knee angle between 140-150° when at the bottom of your down stroke. If the saddle is too low and the angle too acute, you’ll be spinning and bouncing without producing any power.
How do you adjust the height of a saddle?
Place your heel on the pedal and pedal backwards to reach the six o’clock position. Your knee should be completely straight. If your knee is still bent you need to increase the height, adjusting in small increments each time, and if your heel loses contact with the pedal then you need to lower the saddle.
How far back should you sit on bike saddle?
To achieve a neutral weight balance between your saddle and hands, your saddle should be installed anywhere from level to 1-2 degrees nose up. This gets you sitting on the wider rear-part of the saddle and puts your upper body weight on your butt and not on your arms and shoulders.
Why do my sit bones hurt when cycling?
Improper fit on your bike could be the main reason for your saddle discomfort. If your saddle is too high, too low, too far forward, too far back, not level, or if you are reaching too far to your handlebars, you could be experiencing pain as a result.
Where should you sit on a Arione saddle?
You need to have a saddle and saddle position that has your sit bones on the butt of the saddle. If your saddle nose is tipped down too far, it may cause you to slide forward. If it is tipped up too far, it may be causing pressure.
What is the difference between time trial bike and triathlon bike?
By design, triathlon bikes are made to go the distance. In contrast, time trial riders get off the bike completely spent. Their bikes are designed for only one thing—speed. As such, triathlon bikes favor a more relaxed position and a lighter frame than time trial bikes.
What is my triathlon bike size?
As a general guideline, use the following size chart if you are purchasing a triathlon-specific or time-trial bike. If you are 5 feet to 5 feet 3 inches tall, seek a 49- to 50-cm bike. If you are 5-foot-3 to 5-foot-6, buy a 51- to 52-cm bike. For 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-9, look for a 53- to 54-cm bike.
Why do triathletes use TT bikes?
Triathlon’s are stand-out challenge’s that require proper training and sharp focus. Triathlon’s also require the proper bike to ride. From the geometry of the frame and its efficient aerodynamics, to the angles of the seat tube and aerodynamics, riding a triathlon bike will enhance your triathlon results.
What saddles do pro triathletes use?
TRIATHLON SADDLES. When given the choice based on comfort, most triathletes will choose this saddle or it’s nearly identical sister, the ISM PN3. This saddle, like all ISM saddles, has a wide pressure relief channel that extends all the way to the saddle nose.
Can I use a triathlon saddle on a road bike?
Generally triathlon specific saddles are designed for a unique rider-saddle interaction. In a road position, you are generally supported by the wider part of the saddle and your ischial tuberosity or “sit bones.” A tri position will instead interact more with the nose of the saddle.