Measuring Sit Bones

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mattwilkinson
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Measuring Sit Bones

Postby mattwilkinson » Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:01 pm

So there are probably a billion threads on this already,
But probably not on my size.


So pretty much I bent over and measured my arse And i'm pretty sure my sitbones are 90mm
Are there any better ways to do so, I tried aluminium foil on carpet, But left no indentation.

Could this be right? I turned 14 in october, But do they even make saddles for this size?

Currently I get a sore back and sore arse. I have a 80mm stem, But think I am still to stretched out.
I ride a 56cm Oppy C6, Am 172cm tall, and weigh 55kg.

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Re: Measuring Sit Bones

Postby A_P » Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:46 pm

two thick slices of white bread on a chair works.
sit like you would on your saddle
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Re: Measuring Sit Bones

Postby stinhambo » Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:19 pm

Go and visit a Specialized dealer and ask for a free measure.
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Re: Measuring Sit Bones

Postby mattwilkinson » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:51 am

stinhambo wrote:Go and visit a Specialized dealer and ask for a free measure.


Yeah, I have none in my area unfortunately, Next time I go to Melbourne I will go to Fitzroy revolution...

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Re: Measuring Sit Bones

Postby twizzle » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:25 pm

Waste of time. If you sit upright all the time at the back of the saddle, you are on the the ischial tuberosity, but for any other kind of riding you are on the ischium, which you can't measure. The assometer etc., all measure the tubuerosity width. I went down that path with Specialized (assometer), and ended up with a saddle I couldn't ride long distances on, yet the guy I gave it to loved it.

I found that the cheapest WTB saddles were the most comfortable for me, unless down on the drops when it cuts off blood flow. For my TT bike, I use an ISM Adamo "Prologue"... and it's completely different to the "Road" version I have on my race bike. The former I can ride forever, the latter hurts after about an hour.

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