Cycling Findings #1b
Interesting research from the cycling science literature
Effects of saddle height on economy and anaerobic power in well-trained cyclists Peveler and Green, 2011
Bike fit is a crucial aspect of cycling, both for maximizing performance and minimizing the risks of injury. And probably the most important single component of bike fit is saddle height. There are various methods used for determining optimum height, including the heel, LeMond, and 109% inseam methods. However, the most direct method is to measure a precise knee flexion angle at the maximum extent of the pedal stroke. The current experiment complemented previous ones in determining the optimal knee angle for performance.