Saddle Fitting

saddle selection study

Fee: 60.- CHF

Duration: 30mn

Ideal for:

  • Athletes of all levels

principle of the study:

A perfect sitting position is essential to limit pain during a long distance ride. The pressure on your pelvis is not the same for an aggressive riding style as for an endurance race. The ideal saddle naturally varies from rider to rider for several reasons: your body type is different, your riding style is unique and depends on your position during the ride. It is your large ischial tuberosities that give you balance in the pelvis and ultimate comfort.

Finding the right saddle can be difficult, as there is a vast array of saddles on the market with different widths, lengths, pressure types and flexibilities… so it’s easy to get lost or make the wrong choice. Our Saddle Choice Study will allow you to know your anthropological measurements in just a few minutes with the IdMatch 3D body scan and a small series of tests that will help us to confirm the type of saddle that will be the most suitable for you. 

The Saddle Choice Study is suitable for athletes who are confident in their riding position, but are looking for more comfort specifically in the seat. In case you are experiencing back, shoulder or neck pain, we recommend the Complete Postural Study.

Find out more about the technology IdMatch exclusively at Bike1.


  • Find comfort in sitting
  • Limit pain in the hip area

Process of the session:

  • Beginning interview: We discuss to understand your needs and what you are looking for to better guide you in your saddle selection.
  • Static analysis with 3D Body Scan: We perform a physical assessment of your body by detecting the inter trochanteric distance with an analysis of the rotation and tilt of your pelvis. This study is made fast thanks to the 3D body scan of the IdMatch system. Then we will carry out a series of tests to find you the saddle best suited to your morphology.
  • Proposal of solutions: At the end of the session, we advise you on the type of saddle and models you need for comfort.

included in this service:

  • Coffee, tea, drink

bike1 advice:

“The Saddle Choice Study is recommended for cyclists who are looking for optimal seating comfort without experiencing specific pain in the rest of the body. The results will allow us to better guide you towards a choice of saddles more suited to your riding style and body type. If you are experiencing any discomfort, please contact us.

If you are experiencing other types of pain, a change of saddle will not be enough to solve the problem. It’s probably a general poor posture and only a bike that is fully adapted to your measurements and cycling habits can offer you ultimate performance, to find out more discover our Full Bike Fit service.”

idmatch high precision

At Bike1, we use the Idmatch Bike Lab technology developed by Ergoview Selle Italia: a high-precision biomechanical analysis system, equipped with a 3D camera and a computer-controlled simulator. The revolutionary IdMatch concept, is acclaimed for its accuracy and speed of execution by leading names in the industry.

IdMatch defines the perfect dimensions of your ideal bike in three steps. In the first step, the software allows you to insert essential information about your athlete profile (typology, level, accidents, physical ailments.. etc). It is an innovative system that is based on both your anthropometric measurements and your physical condition. It then detects the junction points of the joints without using a marker, thus excluding any risk of human error in their positioning. As a final step, the software records and measures the rider’s reactions on the bike in real time, then communicates with the simulator to set the new suggested position.

our other bike fitting services

basic bike fitting

Basic Postural Study: 75.00 CHF
Duration: 40mn

The Basic Postural Study is suitable for beginners or amateur cyclists who want to make the right adjustments to get the most out of their bike or check their position to avoid pain.

essential bike fitting

Essential Postural Study: 180 CHF
Duration: 1 hour

The Essential Postural Study is ideal for amateur or experienced athletes who wish to improve their posture and limit the pain associated with poor posture during a long-duration effort.

full bike fitting

Complete Postural Study: 290.00 CHF
Duration: 2h

The Complete Postural Study is for experienced athletes who want to maximize their performance with absolute comfort or who are planning to purchase a new high performance bike.

cleat & shoe fitting

Study Cleats & Shoes: 60.00 CHF
Duration: 30mn

A good alignment of the cleats and shoes will give you an optimal performance. This study is highly recommended to avoid lower limb pain.

bike1 exclusivity

The 100% personalized service

We receive exclusively by appointment for the comfort of our clients at our workshops in the heart of Geneva and Lausanne. 

8 rue du Viollier | 1207 Geneva
Chemin bu Bochet 78 | 1025 St Sulpice – Lausanne

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