The findings from this study show that static and dynamic methods for selecting saddle height do not necessarily coincide with one another. It is also worth noting that old studies which suggested the 106-109% of inseam range were all conducted with the use of toe clip pedals and that with the use of clipless pedal system an adjustment should be made for pedal stack height.
The study suggested a change to using 108.6-110.4% of inseam height to accommodate for the use of clipless pedal system. They also proposed their own formula for calculating saddle height.
E= inseam in cm,
KA= desired knee angle
Ferrer-Roca, V., Roig, A., Galilea, P., & García-López, J. (2012). Influence of saddle height on lower limb kinematics in well-trained cyclists: static vs. dynamic evaluation in bike fitting. The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, 26(11), 3025-3029.
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