Hip Rotation

Representation of hips, seen from the right
Representation of hips, seen from above

Riding postures

Upright posture: only sitbones support our weight
More aggressive postures: (a) bending at waist (b) hips rotated forward

Saddle shape and hip rotation

With hips rotated forward, (a) T-shaped saddles provide less support for the rami, unlike (b) V-shaped saddles

Pros and cons of hip rotation

  1. Potentially having to assume more aggressive postures, which in turn requires a stronger core (i.e. more exercise off the bike).
  2. More pressure on the perineum. An increase in perineum relief is likely to be required even when the rami is bearing weight. That is, if we normally use a saddle with a channel, a cutout may be necessary instead.

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