Today’s QT comes to us from Coach Rick Schultz, whose answer to a client’s question comprises the tip. Here’s the conversation between the two.
Manuel S. wrote:
Any specific comments or review about the Specialized Power saddle? I read recently that you really like it, and I have one here but I can’t find the correct way to install it. I love the design, but it is always a painful experience!
Thank you in advance for your help.
Coach Schultz replied:
One trick is to find out where your sit bones contact the rear of the saddle. Take a level and place one end of level on the point where one of your sit bones contact the rear of the saddle and lay the front of the level across the front tip of saddle. Adjust the saddle so that it is level or slightly nose down. Use that as a starting point.
Manuel S. wrote back:
I did it as you told me and that did the trick! I finally found the sweet spot for this saddle. 41 miles this morning with no discomfort.
Thank you, thank you!
Coach Rick Schultz is an avid cyclist who trains, races and coaches in Southern California. Rick is an engineer by trade, and in addition to being a coach, he’s a bike fitter and prolific product reviewer. He’s the author of Stretching & Core Strengthening for the Cyclist and Bike Fit 101: Your Toolset for a Great Bike Fit in the RBR eBookstore. Check his product reviews website, www.biketestreviews.com, and his coaching site, www.bikefitnesscoaching.com. Click to read Rick’s full bio.