Jun 17, 19 18:26
Post #451 of 1965 (16095 views)
Quote:Hi Ian, I bought the speedmax cf 8.0 L.
How do you measure Pad x (502)? to the beginning or the center of the pad?
Could you give me and advice on a good starting point for the seat (adamo pn 1.1). On the speedmax cf 8
Thanks for your help
Congratulations! I'm excited for you.
When I (we) measure Pad X for the Canyon (and lots of other super bikes) we measure to the center of the pad.
As for a starting point on the Adamo PN 1.1 saddle: you've got three pieces to solve: saddle height, set back and tilt.
You already know the neighborhood of your height: 790mm. ISM says that you should prolly go a hair lower for their saddles due to the way you're supposed to sit on them. - so let's talk about how you're supposed to sit on that saddle. The intention is that you perch off the front portion of the saddle and NOT way back on the rear of the saddle. There should be nothing sticking out the front of your shorts when you're on it like a road saddle might protrude.
And that bit helps inform your setback and doing that via text is pretty tough. Based on your seat height (from the previous post) and the fact that the Adamo is a "nose-less" saddle I would think the set back would be some where between 70mm and 20mm. But where you find comfort on the saddle is a factor as is your femur length - there's just so much that goes into that - which is the most critical fit coordinate. In fact when good fitters (educated, experience, and HAVE the proper tooling - dynamic fit bike) we start with larger set back and do a fit around that. Then move the seat forward and redo the fit around that new, lesser set back, and then move the saddle forward again and keep going through 4 or 5 different saddle set back positions until the best is revealed through both body angles AND feeling of power from the rider.
Lastly and perhaps the easiest choice is the saddle tilt. Judge this from the top of the saddle and not the rails. I'd start with the nose pointing down ONLY slightly maybe 1 or 2 degrees.
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