Selle Italia ID Match - Smart Calliper and saddle sizing.
Using a strict scientific measurement process that only takes 30 seconds, a sophisticated algorithm and some straightforward anthropometrical data, any cyclist can now find his own ideal solution in terms of comfort and performance.
The idmatch Smart Caliper is a sophisticated anthropometrical gauge endowed with an internal algorithm which delivers accurate measurements and scientific results in just a few seconds. Based on a series of digital sensors, its micro-processor is able to automatically identify the ideal saddle type for any cyclist.
Intertrochanteric distance measurement
The intertrochanteric distance is the space between the two big femur tuberosities; these two perch points must be perfectly matched to the seat surface and are a crucial factor in establishing a cyclist’s ideal seated position.
Measuring the upper diameter of the thigh and comparing it to the intertrochanteric distance allows us to establish the best saddle shape for each single cyclist.
Pelvic rotation measurement
Knowing the pelvic tilt/rotation helps us to know what kind of saddle will offer the most comfortable ride.
Once taken, all these various measurements will tell us to a great degree of accuracy what saddle will suit the physique and riding preferences of each individual cyclist.