- 1 Why are triathlon saddles different?
- 2 What saddles do pro triathletes use?
- 3 How high should my triathlon bike seat be?
- 4 Why do triathletes use TT bikes?
- 5 Can I use TT saddle on road bike?
- 6 Can I use a triathlon saddle on a road bike?
- 7 Are ISM Saddles any good?
- 8 What is a triathlon saddle?
- 9 What angle should my bike saddle be?
- 10 Is my saddle too far forward?
- 11 Where should you sit on a bike saddle?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Can I use TT saddle on road bike?
Regardless, if it doesn’t force you to change your natural stroke or bike position in a way you don’t want to there is no reason not to use one on a road bike. I’ve seen a handful of guys using a TT saddle on a road bike. If it works for you definitely use it.
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.
Are ISM Saddles any good?
By far the most comfortable saddle I have ever ridden!!! With the extra power and comfort from my ISM saddle I never want to get off my bike. Even though our ISM saddles look radical and different, they are the most comfortable saddles I’ve ever ridden. I’ve found comfort in the ISM Breakaway model.
What is a triathlon saddle?
Triathlon saddles are designed to allow you to maintain the aero position for longer while not straining your legs. You will need them for the run still! The design is a combination of enhanced aerodynamic efficiency and allowing you to move into the run with energy.
What angle should my bike saddle be?
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.
Is my saddle too far forward?
Signs That Your Fore Aft Saddle Position is Set Too Far Forward. If your saddle is set too far forward then you may be using your upper body too much causing tension in the shoulders and arms as well as having sore hands. You will be able to have a quicker cadence but you will tend to sit back on the saddle up climbs.
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. Optimize geometry (SQlab recommends Body Scanning CRM)