for different cyclists
Riding position has naturally the most influence on how the sit bones and other intimate parts of the body contact the saddle. It’s these contact points that must be addressed with specific saddle designs. Selle Royal has categorized 4 riding positions to address these important contact areas: Sport, Athletic, Moderate and Relaxed.
The Sport rider typically sits on the saddle with a 15-degree spine angle. This position
places the sit bones towards the front of the saddle.
The Athletic rider typically sits on the saddle with a 30-degree spine angle. This more upright position moves the weight distribution and sit bone area farther back on a saddle.
The Moderate rider typically sits on the saddle with a 60-degree spine angle. This position continues to move the rider’s weight and sit bones farther back on a wider saddle.
The Relaxed rider typically sits upright with a 90-degree spine angle. This position places over 60% of the riders weight directly over the rear of the saddle.