Touring - Brooks B17 Setback
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08-28-07, 06:18 AM
Just got my Brooks B17 Champion Special honey brown with copper rails. What a beauty! My only issue is that there is minimal setback on it. So I'm guessing I need a new seatpost with more offset. My bike came with the Bontrager Sport Seatpost, which has 20mm of offset (link below).
Can anyone recommend a decent seatpost with more setback to help get my brooks saddle setback more?
Thanks in advance.
08-28-07, 06:59 AM
Check with www.wallbike.com (http://www.wallbike.com). They sell a lot of Brooks saddles and stock at least a couple brands of seatposts with lots of setback. These aren't ultra-lightweight carbon posts! If you want something lighter, look for some of the Easton seatposts, which have more setback than most.
I got a Salsa, and it works great. Spicer cycles for $36, good luck.
08-30-07, 10:20 PM
I have the same problem. At least when I was looking a couple of years ago, the FSA SL 220 offered the most setback of any seatpost I could find. I believe it is now the SL 250 but the 220 is still available. The only one with more is the Titec Hellbent but if you need this, the bike probably doesn't fit you. I am 230 and tour a lot on dirt and the FSA has never made a noise. FSA offers more setback than Easton or Salsa
Another option is Rivbike sells Sella An Atomica saddles which offer considerably more setback than the brooks. They are expensive but when you consider the cost of the post and the Brooks saddle, it might be a wash.
08-31-07, 12:43 AM
I had a similar issue with my B17
I found an Easton with good setback and i'm good to go
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