How to Install a Bike Seat

How to Install a Bike Seat
During the shopping process, you likely looked closely at a lot of the specs and components of your bike. Factors like weight, drivetrain and pedals likely weighed largely on your decision. One aspect of the bike that's often overlooked is the seat. An uncomfortable seat can really ruin your biking experience. Luckily, seats are quite easy to replace.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • 6 mm or appropriate tool for the bolt on the seat post
  • 6 mm or appropriate tool for the bolt on the seat post
Step 1
Locate the bolt or bolts that fasten the seat down. These will be on the underside of the clamp that holds the seat to the seat post.
Step 2
Loosen the bolt(s) by turning counter clockwise with your Allen wrench.
Step 3
Pull the old seat off. Turn or take the top of the clamp off, and slip the rails of the old seat off the clamp.
Step 4
Place the new seat into the grooves on the clamp. Put the top of the clamp into position and tighten it slightly.
Step 5
Adjust the position and tilt of the seat. The seat can slide back and forth and also tilt up and down. Determine the best position and adjust the seat accordingly. You can always take a test ride and adjust this later as well.
Step 6
Tighten the bolt(s) fully by turning clockwise until it won't turn any further. On a two-bolt post, alternate between each bolt so that they tighten evenly.

Article Written By Joe Fletcher

Joe Fletcher has been a writer since 2002, starting his career in politics and legislation. He has written travel and outdoor recreation articles for a variety of print and online publications, including "Rocky Mountain Magazine" and "Bomb Snow." He received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Rutgers College.

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