Abbey Bike Tools

Abbey Bike Tools Fit Kit

£160.00

Colour: Green
Size: One Size
Sku: ABFITSTDFITKIT
Overview

The Abbey Bike Tools Fit Kit is designed to allow athletes who travel a lot, or bike mechanics and fitters in the workshop and field – anyone who may have to reassemble bikes and ensure that they're set up accurately – to check the saddle height, angle and setback and standardise a fleet.

Key Features
  • Facilitates accurate, repeatable measurements for saddle height, angle and setback
  • Kit includes the saddle plate, Shimano Crank Preload Tool, two saddle height bullets (8mm and 10mm)
  • The Shimano Crank Preload Tool and saddle height bullets can also be purchased separately
  • All components are anodised distinctive Abbey green
  • Shimano Crank Preload Tool and Saddle Height Bullets are held in place with a tow line
  • Saddle Plate has slots for these tools and is marked with Saddle Height Reference Points
  • Also includes a scale for measuring saddle setback
  • Also includes a hard mark for UCI setback
  • Made in Bend, Oregon

Product information

Returning a product is free and easy using our Returns Portal, which allows you to send your product back to us by dropping off your return items at any one of over 7,400 CollectPlus locations around the UK. 

You have 30 days to return your item from when it reaches you

If you wish to return a product under warranty, please see our Saddleback Warranty Information page for more information.
  • Free standard delivery (3-5 working days) on orders over £45.
  • Standard delivery (3-5 working days) on orders under £45 - £2.99
  • Express delivery (1-2 working days) £4.99

For more information on delivery times and prices click here.

The Abbey Bike Tools Fit Kit is designed to allow athletes who travel a lot, or bike mechanics and fitters in the workshop and field – anyone who may have to reassemble bikes and ensure that they're set up accurately – to check the saddle height, angle and setback and standardise a fleet.

The full kit includes a green anodised Saddle Plate, a Shimano Crank Preload Tool and two magnetic Saddle Height Bullets, in 8mm or 10mm sizes. All the components slot easily into the plate, held in place by a strap, so the kit will stay together.

The Saddle Height Bullet is easy to use – simply locate it in your crank arm fixing bolt, or in the case of Shimano cranks, insert the Crank Preload Tool first then locate it in that. Either way, the bullet will end up at the heart of the bottom bracket, then you can slot the tape measure into it. It will be held gently by the inner magnet, so that you'll be free to concentrate on the other end of the tape.

This is where the Saddle Plate comes in. The adjustable Abbey Bike Tools tow strap winds around your saddle, holding the plate firmly on top. Place your bullets, hold a finger at the lower end of the tape, then pull up your tape to the marked Saddle Height Reference Point, based off the nose of the saddle – 10cm back for snub-nosed TT seats, or 15cm for a more traditional saddle with a long nose. All of a sudden, this measurement becomes repeatable down to a millimetre or less.

When it comes to measuring the angle, you've got two choices. On the big, flat surface provided by the plate, set up either a traditional angle finder or lay your smart phone on it to gain a digital measurement, using an app with a level on it. Again, the flat surface lets you take an accurate, repeatable measurement, then correct the angle by the number of degrees indicated.

The final measurement for fit is saddle setback, which refers to how far the saddle is behind the crank. Take a plumb bob and line, then use the scale at the sides of the plate to pinpoint your target setback, anywhere from 0 to 5cm in front, or up to 15cm behind. There's also a hard mark for UCI setback, for people who have to worry about TT bike legality. Do your fit calculation against the scale, then measure down to axle centre with the plumb bob, using the slit on your bullet as a target.

Using the kit, it's easy to take repeatable measurements and replicate your fit, to ensure that you or your athletes will be able to ride comfortably on a wide range of bikes.

More Information

Delivery
  • Free Standard Delivery (3-5 working days) on orders over £45
  • Standard delivery (3-5 working days) on orders under £45. - £2.99.
  • Express delivery (1-2 working days) - £4.99

For more information on delivery times and prices click here.

Returns

Returning a product is free and easy using our Returns Portal, which allows you to send your product back to us by dropping off your return items at any one of over 7,400 CollectPlus locations around the UK.

You have 30 days to return your item from when it reaches you.

For more information on returning items click here.

About Abbey Bike Tools

Abbey Bike Tools make the world's best cycling tools – unparalleled in quality, precision and beauty. Based in Bend, Oregon, the Abbey Tools Team only creata a new tool when there's an advancement to be made. Each design is highly functional and built to last – the epitome of the brand's motto: "Precision is our religion". Equally at home in a pro mechanic's arsenal or in the discerning home tinkerer's toolbox, you'll find no finer tools anywhere.

About Saddleback

Founded by real cycling enthusiasts in 2004, our passion for elite performance runs through everything we do at Saddleback. Our team of dedicated roadies, mountain bikers and triathletes practice what we preach to bring you the finest cycling products and a superior service to match. We're the official UK home of Abbey Bike Tools, Castelli, Chris King, ENVE, HJC, Moots Cycles, Pivot Cycles, PUSH, Sidi, Silca, Sportful, Stages, Troy Lee Designs and Wolf Tooth.

Warranty and Crash Replacement

In addition to our regular 100-day returns policy on unused items, all items purchased from www.saddleback.co.uk are covered by our full two-year warranty against manufacturing defects from date of purchase. We will exchange, refund or repair (at our discretion) items proven to exhibit manufacturing or material faults in line with fair wear and tear.

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