Part 2 of our series on saddle height in bike fitting continues with our episode this week The Science of Saddle Height. Our guest Dr. Rodrigo Bini joins us remotely from Latrobe University in Australia.
While last week, our guest Tom Wiseman focused on pelvic stability as the indicator of potential saddle height problems, Dr. Bini delves into the research that supports saddle height change. We talk about some of the following great topics:
- The amount of saddle height change needed to show statistically significant values in force or oxygen uptake
- Knee angles
- Static fitting knee angle vs. dynamic fitting knee angle
- Should I throw out my Goniometer? Spoiler Alert – No
- Technology in Fitting
- Much much more…
If you missed last week’s episode, you can listen to it here.
Rodrigo Bini, PhD, is a Lecturer and researcher in Exercise and Sports Biomechanics at La Trobe University – Bendigo Campus in Australia.
Currently, Rodrigo is an associate Editor of the Journal of Science and Cycling and the Human Movement journal. He also is a member of the Editorial Board of the Sports Biomechanics Journal, the Journal of Sports Sciences and the European Journal of Sport Science.
Rodrigo is also one of the editors and authors of many chapters in the book Biomechanics of Cycling, published in 2014. Rodrigo has published over 60 articles, the majority involving studies on sports biomechanics and he pursues particular research interests in the application of muscle mechanics principles in sports actions, with special attention to cycling and running.