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.

Should bike saddle be tilted forward?

You want your “sit bones” to be on the widest part of the saddle. If you slide forward, the pressure will shift from the sit bones to the perineum; and that’s probably a bad thing. There are special cases for tilting the saddle nose downward; but for the general rider it’s not necessary.

Should my bicycle saddle be level?

According to Macaodha, a level saddle gives the rider the best chance of enjoying a comfortable ride. “If the nose of the saddle is pointing too far upwards it can cause poor pedaling technique and bad posture,” he says.

What is the correct saddle height?

If your saddle height is correct, your heel should just graze the pedal at the bottom of the pedal stroke (in the 6 o’clock position). When riding, if you encounter pain at the front of your knee, raise the saddle slightly. If you have pain in the back of the knee, drop the saddle.

What happens if saddle is too high?

A saddle that is too high will cause the hips to rock back and forth. Not only does this detract from pedalling efficiency, but it can also be extremely uncomfortable. Discomfort can show up in your lower back or as knee pain (especially in the back of the knee).

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Should the saddle be higher than the handlebars?

As a general rule of thumb, you want the top of the handlebar about as high (or higher than) the saddle, unless you’re a sporty rider looking to ride fast.