Never underestimate the importance of a well fitting saddle. A saddle that suits you will go unnoticed as you ride, but get it wrong and you’ll suffer from soreness from friction and even acute pain.
Zepnat cycles offers a saddle fitting service based on the Selle Italia I.D. Match System. This service is free with any Selle Italia saddle purchased from our store.
YOUR OWN COMFORT IN 30’’ WITH IDMATCH SMART CALIPER
idmatch is the Selle Italia’s revolutionary new system which enables to choose the ideal saddle. A sophisticated algorithm with a few simple body measurements will offer each rider the best solution in terms of comfort and performance.
idmatch the Smart Caliper itself is composed of a microprocessor which performs the calculations to determine an athlete’s ideal seat size and shape. The information input in the processor is fully automatic, thanks to a series of digital sensors.
of the intertrochanteric distance
We define intertrochanteric distance as the measurement interval between the two major tuberosities of the femur; this distance is critical to the study of pelvis.
uses idmatch Smart Calipers to obtain it.
of thigh diameter
The diameter of the thigh compared with the intertrochanteric distance is used to determine the space between the thight and define the shape of the saddle best suited for each person.
of the pelvic rotation
The positioning of special supports (located at the base of the “caliper”) on the upper iliac spines enables measurement of the tilt of the pelvis. These data lead us to discover what type of seat can offer the best comfort.
The final result of the measurements is your ideal idmatch size.