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A good way to set the height for a bicycle saddle is to:

- put butt on the saddle

- put a pedal at its lowest (6 o'clock position)

- heel of foot - with riding shoe on - on the pedal

Now your leg should be almost entirely straight at the knee.

When riding, you should have the pedal platfor behind the toes but in front of the arch of the foot.

When riding, you should be able to turn the pedals full round w/o your hips tilting to reach the pedal at its lowest point.

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