Saddle height with Fizik Saddle?
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    Saddle height with Fizik Saddle?

    I used to ride a Specialized Toupe. Saddle height set to 74cm from center of bottom bracket to top of saddle, along center of projected seat tube. Never had a problem riding it this way for years.

    Now I bought a Fizik Antares. Love the saddle, the way it feels and everything. Now I set the height the same way, but it feels bit low, and now I'm getting knee pain.

    I notice that the shape of the Toupe saddle is rather curved. The Fizik is just about COMPLETELY flat.

    Do I have to raise the Fizik a bit to compensate for it's flatness???? (I don't think the fizik puts my sit bones as high relative to the spot I measure to (the 74cm)).

    Anyone else experience this??

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    I made the same switch on my Tarmac about a month ago (Toupe to Antares). I actually felt a little more extended, and lowered the Antares a bit. I didn't measure, but I'm guessing around 0.5 cm. I've ridden the new saddle a bunch since then and like it, and the new height, fine. My take: Make a small adjustment in the direction you feel you should go, then ride. Repeat as necessary. You shouldn't be far off. Good luck.

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    Nothing like just raising the saddle and trying it is there?

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    Thanks for the response. I currently have the Antares 0.5cm higher and 1 cm more set back (when measured from BB to tip of saddle). It felt a lot better today.

    It also seems to me, that the sweet spot of the saddle seems more forward compared to the Toupe. So I have to move the saddle more set-back to get the same leg positioning.

    But I think everyone will be a little different in this regard. The spot to sit where I find comfortable is probably different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Scary
    Nothing like just raising the saddle and trying it is there?
    Hey, thanks for your help.

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