How to Replace a Bike Seat

How to Replace a Bike Seat
A comfortable bike seat or saddle is an important piece of equipment, especially if you are planning a long ride. The basic process of removing and installing a new bike seat is not difficult, although you will need a hex key to perform this task. Hex keys are available at hardware stores or home improvement stores and can often be purchased in seats to ensure you have a hex key in the size you need.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Hex key
  • New bike seat
Step 1
Locate the bike seat fixing bolt, which is located directly underneath the bike seat. Some types of bikes may have two bolts holding the seat in place.
Step 2
Use a hex key to loosen the bolt. You usually will not need to completely remove the bolt to remove the seat.
Step 3
Pull the existing bike seat up and off of the bike.
Step 4
Place the new seat onto the bike. Line the bolt up with the holes on the mount underneath and attach the bike seat.
Step 5
Tighten the bolt to secure the bike seat to the bike.
Step 6
Test the bike seat to make sure that it is comfortable by sitting on it. If you are not happy with the angle of the seat, loosen the bolt and carefully tilt the seat forward or backward. Tighten the bolt when you are satisfied with the seat's placement.

Article Written By Kittie McCoy

Kittie McCoy has been a freelance writer since 2008. She is also a part-time personal trainer and licensed entertainer in Las Vegas. She enjoys sharing her love of physical fitness and experience in the entertainment industry via her writing.

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