It may seem obvious, but if your saddle height is wrong, you may develop knee pain. A general rule states that if the pain is in the front of your knee, your saddle is too low. If the pain is towards the back of your knee, your saddle is too high. Here is how one expert explains the best method to set the height of your saddle.
“To set you saddle height, sit on the bike, unclip, and place your heel in the middle of the pedal axle with it at the furthest point so that the crank is in line with the seat tube. Your hips should not have to rock to reach the pedal but your leg should be completely straight, so that when you clip in, there is a slight bend.”
Another method, as demonstrated in the following video, says to measure your inseam, multiply by 0.887, and set the height of your seat that exact distance from the center of the chainring.
As always, let me know if there are any other tried and true methods, or anything else to consider.
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