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.
Bicycle seats or 'saddles' are available to puchase from a wide range of outlets. Online provider, REI, offers a range of saddles types in addition to guidance on how to choose the right bicycle saddle. On the other hand, Amazon offers competitive prices on the innovative Ergo saddle, famous for eliminating pain and numbness when cycling.
A bicycle seat is typically called a saddle.
If you put your heel on the pedal when you're in the saddle, the leg should be almost completely straight when the pedal is at its lowest.
Sure. Keep it off tires, rims, brake parts, saddle and grips though.
a back riser or prolite
You shoud come out of the saddle about 30 degrees when jumping, but it actually depends on how high the jump is that you are tackling. If is is a very high jump, eg. over 1 metre, then you would have to get out of the saddle more to be able to balance with your horse. Hope this helps. =)
Simple machines are things that change the direction or magnitude of a force. A bicycle saddle doesn't do that, so no.
The basics of bicycle sizing is that when you straddle the frame(Not the saddle!) you should have some clearance between the top tube and your crotch. When you're in the saddle, with the ball of your foot on the pedal, then you should have a small amount of bend in your knee with the pedal in its lowest position. Then there are the niceties like crank arm length, and reach between saddle and bar, etc etc. Run a netsearch on "bicycle sizing" and you'll find some more detailed pointers. Keep in mind that if you're looking at bikes which generally aren't ridden seated, like BMXes and DH MTBs, these fitting basics don't work particlularly well any more.
Not all of them are. Brooks saddles for instance aren't. But generally the padding allows a saddle to be comfortable even if there is a bit of mismatch between the shape of your sit bones and the saddle.
Part of the saddle, possibly pedals, grips. Parts of the shifters, brake levers.
NO. The saddle should not touch the withers.
There are two rails under the saddle. The bag will attach to these either using straps or some sort of clip.