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Best Saddle of all time

May 19, 2018, 3:31 p.m.
Posts: 338
Joined: Jan. 31, 2005

Posted by: shoreboy

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1601/0029/files/SQlab_FitKit_Brochure_Inside_2016_Rev110116.pdf?12970387247907851297

Here is their fit kit page. Surprised they recommended a 140mm, but 150mm is the biggest size so I dont really know. According to their fit sizer, you would need a 160cm (140cm +2cm for MTB position) which doesnt exist. Maybe try re-measuring with some cardboard to see if you can replicate the results you got in the shop? On the other hand, if its now comfortable, I guess all this measuring and conjecture doesnt really matter :)

Maybe because I was so close to 140 they rounded down?

May 19, 2018, 6:24 p.m.
Posts: 1082
Joined: Sept. 30, 2006

Posted by: craw

Posted by: shoreboy

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1601/0029/files/SQlab_FitKit_Brochure_Inside_2016_Rev110116.pdf?12970387247907851297

Here is their fit kit page. Surprised they recommended a 140mm, but 150mm is the biggest size so I dont really know. According to their fit sizer, you would need a 160cm (140cm +2cm for MTB position) which doesnt exist. Maybe try re-measuring with some cardboard to see if you can replicate the results you got in the shop? On the other hand, if its now comfortable, I guess all this measuring and conjecture doesnt really matter :)

Maybe because I was so close to 140 they rounded down?

When I was saying cm above, I meant mm (sorry for the confusion).  You should be adding 20mm (2cm) to your sitbone measured width according to the SQlab system.  They say to round up if anything.  142mm sitbone width (your measurement) is quite wide, so Im confused how the whole thing works now.

May 19, 2018, 6:44 p.m.
Posts: 338
Joined: Jan. 31, 2005

Posted by: shoreboy

Posted by: craw

Posted by: shoreboy

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1601/0029/files/SQlab_FitKit_Brochure_Inside_2016_Rev110116.pdf?12970387247907851297

Here is their fit kit page. Surprised they recommended a 140mm, but 150mm is the biggest size so I dont really know. According to their fit sizer, you would need a 160cm (140cm +2cm for MTB position) which doesnt exist. Maybe try re-measuring with some cardboard to see if you can replicate the results you got in the shop? On the other hand, if its now comfortable, I guess all this measuring and conjecture doesnt really matter :)

Maybe because I was so close to 140 they rounded down?

When I was saying cm above, I meant mm (sorry for the confusion).  You should be adding 20mm (2cm) to your sitbone measured width according to the SQlab system.  They say to round up if anything.  142mm sitbone width (your measurement) is quite wide, so Im confused how the whole thing works now.

I tried to look up the email conversation I had with SQ Lab (https://sqlab-usa.com/index.html in the US) and couldn't find it. I guess we talked on the phone. The 140 has been good for me so far. I'm tall but have pretty narrow hips so I didn't think going 140 seemed weird.

May 21, 2018, 8:06 a.m.
Posts: 9
Joined: March 14, 2017

My arse has always got on well with the Charge Spoon and it's clones, and I'm currently running one on my grrrrravel bike. 

That being said I do like the Chromag trailmaster I have on my rootdown and I had an old Bontrager saddle (model was maybe called launch?) that I did huge mileage on which was similar with a thicker nose for more control.

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