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Dynamic Cycling Fit

Ride Farther and in More Comfort

Giant performance saddles use our unique Dynamic Cycling Fit to help eliminate sit bone pain, allowing you to ride your bike longer distances and in more comfort, no matter what your riding discipline or style.

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Pelvic contact condition matters

Saddle brands have typically assumed that the key to finding your correct saddle fit has been to measure the distance between your sit (or sitz) bones. Through development of our Dynamic Cycling Fit, Giant has discovered that it is not sit bone width but the angle at which you contact the saddle, or the pelvic contact condition, which dictates the most comfortable saddle choice. Through Giant’s 5 step saddle fit process, you can discover if your pelvic contact condition is upright, forward or neutral, and select the perfect saddle accordingly.

Giant’s 5 Step Saddle Fit Process

Dynamic Cycling Fit is a simple yet highly effective process to ensure that every rider finds the best fitting saddle every time.

1. Rider Preparation

Start by wearing pants or shorts that are made of thin, unobtrusive material, and make sure to remove your phone, wallet and other objects from your pockets.

2. Reference Measurement

A Giant Retail Technician will place your bike on a trainer and then measure your current saddle to find the spot where the saddle is 80mm wide. From there, he or she will record your saddle height and handlebar reach on your bike.

3. Fitting Tool Setup

The Giant Retail Technician will then remove your current saddle and set up the saddle fitting tool on your bike, using the previously recorded saddle height and handlebar reach, making sure that it is level and parallel to the ground.

4. Dynamic Measurement

Sit in your natural riding position and pedal at a cadence of about 50-70 rpm for at least two minutes. This will give the most accurate impression of your pelvic contact condition on the saddle fitting tool.

5. Pelvic Contact Impression Evaluation and Test Ride

Using the pelvic contact results from the saddle fitting tool as guide, the Giant Retail Technician will select the appropriate Giant test saddle and have you go for a ride outdoors or use the trainer for at least five minutes to determine if the correct choice has been made.

How to Evaluate Your Impression

Forward

The pelvic contact condition result is Forward if one, or both, of the following zones are visible:

  • Zone 4
  • Zones 1 & 2

Neutral

The pelvic contact condition result is Neutral if the following zones are visible:

  • Zones 1, 2 and 3

Upright

The pelvic contact condition result is Upright if the following zones are visible:

  • Zones 2 & 3

DCF Contact Condition & Shape

Forward Contact Condition

When your natural pelvic contact condition is in a forward position, the pelvis is rotated to the front and the contact area is focused more foward and past the center of the saddle.

Neutral Contact Condition

When your natural pelvic contact condition is in a neutral position, the pelvis is rotated slightly to the front and the contact area is focused toward the center of the saddle.

Upright Contact Condition

When your natural pelvic contact condition is in an upright position, the pelvis is rotated to the back and the contact area is focused toward the rear of the saddle.

Side Profile

The more forward your pelvic contact condition is, the more the side profile is reduced. This allows more room for movement to avoid irritating leg rubbing and pain.

Central-Profile

The more forward the pelvic contact condition is, the longer the pressure-relief zone needs to be. This helps relieve the pressure of the perineum and increase blood circulation.

Rear-Profile

The more foward your pelvic contact condition is, the more the shape of the rear curves up. This decreases the focused area of pressure by allowing the sitz bone to have extra support at the rear. The more neutral or upright your position, the less the saddle curves at the back. 

When you are looking for the perfect saddle to get you riding farther and more comfortably, Giant's Dynamic Cycling Fit will identify and analyze your pelvic contact impression to ensure you the best, unique fit for optimal performance.