The Seat Height Tool is a handy bike fitting tool useful not only for bike fitters, but for anyone adjusting a bike saddle height. You can measure, observe, set and transfer measurements quickly and easily between bikes.
The tool engages onto the pedal spindle at the lower end, and the telescoping tube extends up for the top piece sits across the saddle. A built in level helps ensure accuracy, and the metric scale provides a reference to the millimeter. The twist lock sets the tool at either a measured or desired height.
Floppy tape measures are often inaccurate while trying to measure a straight line from one part of the bicycle to another, especially to the op of the saddle. This elegant tool makes the measuring and setting of the saddle height so easy, quick and accurate, you’ll wonder how you ever did without it.
This tool takes a true seat height measurement, referenced off the pedal spindle rather than the bottom bracket. This takes into account the length of the crank arm, and so enables an easy transfer of seat height between bikes with different crank arm lengths.
- setting the recommended seat height if using the Fit Kit System
- transfer the same seat height from one bike to another
- great for sending out bikes on test rides, or for cyclists with a fleet of bikes
- reset a seat back to a known height
- in spin classes, if sharing/loaning bikes
Four uses for the Seat Height Positioning Tool are:
- Measure Saddle Height
- Set Saddle Height at a predetermined height
- Find vertical drop to the handle bars
- Measure reach to the bars
The Fit Kit System generates a saddle height which is applied from the center of the pedal spindle to the top of the saddle keeping the crank arm in alignment with the seat tube.
This is a handy tool for those who travel frequently with their bicycle, or transport their bike with the seat post removed . It will help in re-establishing your bike set up at the other end, without stopping and “tweeking” your saddle height or fore/aft position. Measure the seat height before you transport your bike, and set it up with the exact same measurements after you put the saddle on again.
Spin Class instructors have found that it is beneficial in their classes to adjust saddle heights for their participants. Just measure the saddle height on the spin bike they are comfortable on, record the height, and next time they come to class they can easily and quickly use this tool to readjust the saddle to their personal preference. When the saddle height is comfortable, their workout is more effective. If the spin bikes have adjustable stem length for reach to the bars, this tool will again easily measure the distance from the saddle to the bars for a great work out position.
Handcrafted in the USA.
Manufactured by Fit Kit Systems.