Should you tilt your saddle? Here’s how to find the correct saddle angle for you

An inappropriate saddle tilt causes knock on effects, including back pain, knee pain, neck pain and wrist pain - so it's well worth getting right

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The saddle can prove to be a major area of grief for a lot of cyclists, whether that be pain, pressure, numbness, sores or chafing. Often riders are quick to blame the saddle for their discomfort, where it is often not the saddle, but the saddle position that is the issue, which includes saddle tilt.

An inappropriate saddle tilt can not only cause issues at the point of contact with the saddle, but also back pain, knee pain, neck pain and hand pain

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Nicole Oh is a physiotherapist and bike fitter, with training in biomechanical assessments, sports injury rehabilitation, acupuncture and clinical pilates.

A competitive cyclist with a background in triathlon, Nicole raced at National level in the UK, also managing and co-founding the Les Filles Racing Team. Having moved to Sydney, she works as a physiotherapist at The Body Mechanic and continues to race competitively.