There’s a lot of shop lore when it comes to positioning a saddle, especially regarding the amount of saddle tilt, which is a term used to describe how level (or not) your bike seat is.
What we have found to be the easiest and functionally best way to set up your saddle with regards to tilt is what is described as “The Sit-Up Test“:
All saddles will tend to break-down in different places, as determined by our unique anatomy, weight, and riding style, as well as the saddle material, shape, etc. Try it out!
Assessment of your saddle tilt is just one aspect of a full bike fit evaluation offered at Pedal PT. Call us today to find out more!
– Kevin Schmidt, MSPT, CMP, Bike PT, owner/PT at Pedal PT in Portland, Oregon