Fenders and stirrups

Fenders and stirrups

Fenders/Stirrups: On Easy Fit saddles, the fenders are held in place with industrial strength, unbroken loop (UBL), generally known as Velcro. (This UBL is rated at 1000 which means it can be pulled apart a minimum of 1000 times before it will start to break down.) A 4” piece of a loop is attached to the tree and a corresponding 2” piece of a hook is attached to the adjusting strap. This allows a variance of a 3” placement of the fenders/stirrups. Note that there is a line of stitching which marks the top centerline of the stirrup straps. Whenever you move your stirrups forward or back, ensure that you place this stitching line in the center of your saddle. To reposition the fenders, find the tab under the strap where it is attached and wrapped little ways under the tree. Lift the tab and pull up. Do this on both sides. Try riding with the UBL in different positions to see how it feels. If you are falling forward try moving the fenders/stirrups forward. Ask someone to observe the alignment of your heel, hip, and shoulder.

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