Last year, at Eurobike, I met Dr. Kim Tofaute, the owner of Fitting Expert and consultant for Ergon. After finding out about his excellent reputation in bike fitting and ergonomics, I knew I wanted to take my mountain bike and get it set up just right. So I headed to Koblenz, Germany, where Dr. Tofaute has his shop right across from the Ergon headquarters.
As a hobby Enduro racer, I’m either riding up a mountain or bombing down it. And more often than not, this happens multiple times during the same ride. With a dropper post at hand, one thinks they have complete control of the correct saddle height whether climbing or descending. But are these heights always ergonomic?
Personally, my dropper post has two set heights: all the way up or down. When I visited Kim Tofaute, I learned that I’m 2 cm larger than I thought I was and that my Reverb was 2.5 cm two low when fully extended.