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by Neal Rogers
July 26, 2017
In today’s Daily News Digest: Guardian column: ‘Why I don’t think Froome will win a fifth Tour de France’; Landa: ‘I sacrificed myself without any benefit to the team’ on Izoard stage; BMC Racing announces contract extensions for Bookwalter, De Marchi, Schar, Wyss; Business Insider: Brailsford explains why Froome is so good at winning Tour de France; Nibali set to return to racing at Tour de Pologne in preparation for Vuelta a España; Cycling Australia to allow disc brakes in road racing effective immediately, with exceptions; Quarq launches two new DZero-based power meters; Abbey Bike Tools releases precision Saddle Fit Kit System.
First previewed at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show this past March, Abbey Bike Tools has now officially released its new Saddle Fit Kit System to help riders replicate their saddle positions on different bikes, or recreate their positions when installing a new saddle.
The new tool attaches with a simple toe strap and references the nose of the saddle. The upper surface works well with common angle finders (or app-equipped smartphones), markings and cutouts on the edges facilitate setback measurements, and slotted “bullets” attach to most common crank-arm spindles for consistent height settings with standard hooked tape measures.
At US$150/AU$200/£120/€140, the Saddle Fit Kit system is far from inexpensive. But with a claimed accuracy of +/- 0.5mm, Abbey Bike Tools contends that it’s ideal for traveling cyclists, pro mechanics, or “any bike shop with discerning clientele.”