The road bike seat and stem assembly are designed to adapt to the morphology of the cyclist in order to personalize his pedaling position.
Criteria for choosing road bike seat and seat posts:
Powerful riders use large gears to pedal with force, in this case they will look for a back position of the road bike seat and the seat post carriage to push the pedals as much as possible. These users will choose long road bike saddles and seatposts that allow a long saddle drop.
The fastest riders have a forward position on the road bike seat in order to be positioned above the crankset, the road bike saddles for this type of use are short and the seatposts are straight with little recoil.
For a search for comfort, the choice of a comfortable road bike seat is not sufficient, it is also necessary to use a seat post which allows adjustments adapted to the use.
A seat clamp is used to hold the seat post to the frame of the road bike, its dimensions match the dimensional characteristics of the seat post and frame.
Brands of road bike seat and seat posts:
The most famous brands of road bike saddles are Fizik, San Marco, Selle Italia, Selle Bassano, each of them offer technologies and shapes intended for a particular use. The available road bicycle saddles can be a women's road bicycle saddle, a comfortable road bike saddle, a racing bicycle saddle.
The brands offering road bike seat posts are more generalist, such as Ritchey, BBB, FSA, Dedacciai, .... they design aluminum models or carbon seat post models.
Our choice of road bike seat and seat posts:
We offer a large number of road bike seats and seat posts of all sizes, shapes and lengths in revised used condition or new from stock clearance and offered at the best price.
<p>A <strong>road bike saddle</strong> is a key component in comfort, especially for long rides.</p>
<h2>Function of a road bike saddle :</h2>
<p>A<strong> road bike saddle</strong> is more rigid than the mountain bike models, it is also longer in order to accept several positions. The front part is used for pedaling in velocity while the rear part allows pedaling in force.<br /><br />The choice of a <strong>road bike saddle</strong> is based on personal characteristics, indeed, there is not a saddle or a type of <a href="https://www.sl-sport-equipments.com/gb/br-351-extra-">bike saddle</a> that can suit everyone because each has its own morphology.</p>
<h2>Criteria for choosing a road bike saddle:</h2>
<p>The choice of a<strong> road bike saddle</strong> is essential, especially when you do a lot of kilometers, its shape and width, its trim and its shell are essential criterias.<br /><br /> The first is the gender, indeed, there are saddles for women and others for men because their morphologies and their points of support are not identical. Not all individuals have the same pelvis width, for woman the pelvic bones, the ischia rest differently on the saddle.<br /><br /> A <strong>road bike saddle</strong> is generally flat, it can be partially or completely split and the semi-open or no-beak shapes help to limit the pressure on the perineum and therefore improve comfort.<br /><br /> <a href="https://www.sl-sport-equipments.com/gb/content/20-uci-world-championship-2020">Some high-end models for the most demanding cyclists</a> also have a removable spout to customize the length of the saddle and improve blood circulation.<br /><br /> The use of carbon in the constitution of saddles intended for cycling makes it possible to reduce the weight but this material increase its rigidity.<br /><br /> The choice of width also influences the position of your support points and therefore your comfort of use<br /><br /> The fixing of the vast majority of saddles available on the market is standard, it is made of two metal or carbon rails, on which the carriage of the seatpost is fixed. These rails allow the adjustment of the saddle to the handlebar.<br /><br />A pair of shorts with a quality chamois will reduce any uncomfortable pressures, but it will not eliminate them.</p>
<h2>Maintenance and replacement of a road bike saddle :</h2>
<p>A <strong>road bike saddle</strong> simply requires regular cleaning with soapy water to maintain an acceptable appearance. Deformations or tears following a fall, we recommend to <a href="https://www.sl-sport-equipments.com/gb/content/21-cycle-2-work">replace your saddle</a> otherwise the position of your pelvis will be unbalanced by an unsuitable saddle structure.<br /><br />Sagging or the appearance of a hollow in the center on your <strong>road bike saddle</strong> can be a sign of pronounced wear, in this case it will be necessary to consider its replacement.</p>
<h2>Accessories with road bike saddle :</h2>
<p>We offer a large number of components and parts from more than 350 brands and models in stock for road cycling. Many seat posts and seat collars presented in our shop can complete the choice of your <a href="https://www.sl-sport-equipments.com/gb/br-358-4za-forza">road bike saddle</a>.<br /><br />Here are some examples of bicycle saddle brands: <a href="https://www.fizik.com/">fizik</a>, <a href="https://www.selleitalia.com/en/">selle italia</a>, <a href="https://sellesanmarco.it/en/">san marco</a>, ...</p>
<p>The <strong>road bike seatpost</strong> is a device that holds the saddle to the frame of the bike.</p>
<h2>Features of a road bike seat post:</h2>
<p>A <strong>road bike seatpost</strong> generally consists of a tube to which a saddle carriage is attached. The seat tube is used to vary the height of the saddle relative to the road bike crankset, it also allows the orientation of the saddle to be adjusted relative to the road bike stem. The saddle carriage is used to adjust the distance between the saddle and the road bike handlebar, this adjustment is also called saddle setback; the saddle carriage is also intended to orient the saddle relative to the horizontal.</p>
<p>Some road bike frame manufacturers have chosen to develop their own <strong>road bike seatpost</strong> whose shape is not round, it is specific to the shape of the vertical tube of the frame, this is the case with certain Look cycle models, Time, <a href="https://www.bmc-switzerland.com/fr/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">BMC</a>, ....</p>
<h2>How to choose your road bike seat post ?</h2>
<p>Here are the criteria allowing you to identify the <strong>road bike seatpost</strong> corresponding to your needs.</p>
<p>For road bike frame models which are designed for a tube that is not in round shape, you will have no other choice to use the<strong> road bike seatpost</strong> corresponding to the brand and model of your road bike.</p>
<p>On the other hand, if the frame of your road bike is designed for a round <a href="https://www.sl-sport-equipments.com/gb/br-170-3t-bike">road bike seatpost</a> then the choice will be wider. In this case, you will need to determine:</p>
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<li>the diameter of the tube of the <strong>road bike seatpost</strong> </li>
<li>the material of the road bike seat post</li>
<p>A <strong>road bike seatpost</strong> can be made of aluminum or of carbon that is lighter and more rigid than aluminum, unfortunately carbon is not recyclable.</p>
<p>When <a href="https://www.sl-sport-equipments.com/gb/content/21-cycle-2-work">fitting the seatpost of your road bike</a>, we recommend that you apply grease between the tube and the frame of the road bike in order to prevent it from locking after a few months.</p>
<h2>What are the brands of road bike seatpost:</h2>
<p>Some brands are specialized in the design and manufacture of road bike seatposts, such as FSA, Thomson, Dedacciai, BBB, <a href="https://www.sl-sport-equipments.com/gb/br-347-velo-orange">Velo Orange seatposts</a> or 4ZA which offer quality road bike seatposts, in carbon or aluminum of all types and sizes.</p>
<h2>Inspection criteria for a road bike seatpost:</h2>
<p>All components and parts offered in second hand condition in our shop are carefully checked following rigorous control points.</p>
<p>Here are the items that we check on the second hand road bicycle seatposts available on our website:</p>
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<li>visual inspection of each component of the <strong>road bike seatpost</strong> (detection of shocks, scratches, etc.)</li>
<li>checking of all screwed items (threads)</li>
<li>tube diameter measurement</li>
<p>Based on our observations and experience, the condition of each <strong>road bike seatpost</strong> is rated from 0 (for parts) to 10 (new in its packaging).</p>
<h2>Components in addition to a road bike seat post:</h2>
<p>You will find in our shop many parts and accessories allowing you to assemble your <strong>road bike seatpost</strong>, such as road bike saddles, saddle clamps or tools, among the biggest brands available in stock. The components in new condition are from stock clearance and offered at the best price !</p>
<p>The road bike <strong>seat clamp</strong> is a part that attaches to the vertical tube of the frame of a road bike, it holds the seat post in position.</p>
<p>This itemt is used to adjust the height of the saddle, as well as its orientation in relation to the horizontal tube of the frame.</p>
<p>The <strong>seat clamp</strong> is usually anodized aluminum, the color of which can be chosen to match the bike on which it is used.</p>
<h2>Road bike seat clamp choice :</h2>
<p>In the wide majority of cases, the seat tube is round, so the collar will have the same shape; but some road bike manufacturers design tube shapes specific to them, in which case the road bike <strong>seat clamp</strong> will also be specific.</p>
<p>There are many diameters of saddle clamps in order to adapt to the diameter of the seatpost tube and its thickness, it does not really have standard diameter values, it is necessary to measure the outside diameter of the frame vertical tube with a caliper in order to obtain the value of the road bike <strong>saddle clamp</strong>.</p>
<p>The saddle clamp can be tightened using a lever but to reduce the weight, a screw is used much more, however be careful to respect the value of the tightening torque corresponding to the diameter of the screw in order not to damage the seatpost and frame in the case of carbon material.</p>
<h2>Road bike seat clamp brands :</h2>
<p>The well known road bike seat clamps manufacturers are XLC, Woodman, Look, ...</p>
<h2>Our offer of road bike seat clamps :</h2>
<p>We offer a large number of road bike saddle clamps in new cleared condition offered at the best price or revised second-hand.</p>
<p>The second hand components are cleaned, inspected, the threads of the tapping are checked and the screw is also checked.</p>
<p>The general condition of used parts is rated on a scale from 0 (for parts) to 10 (new in its packaging).</p>