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Old 03-09-08, 08:34 AM   #1
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Need a new seat post

I need to find 2 new seat posts and I seem to have an unusual request that it allow me to tilt the nose down. I have three bikes, a Trek 1100, a Mongoose RX100 and a Giant TCR (c2?). Only the Giant has a post that allows me to tip the nose down but it's carbon fiber. I need this for my brooks saddles which I prefer very nose down. These posts will be replacing the Trek & Mongoose posts (neither of which are carbon fiber), any suggestions?

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Gee, how much down do you need? I've never noticed a seatpost that wouldn't let the saddle nose point downward way more than I ever wanted. I might not be the best resource because I try real hard to keep my saddles dead level.
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Gee, how much down do you need? I've never noticed a seatpost that wouldn't let the saddle nose point downward way more than I ever wanted. I might not be the best resource because I try real hard to keep my saddles dead level.
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I have that bike setup perfect for my centuries and double centuries. The other bikes required 'jacking up' the rear of the saddle rails to get it right.

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That looks very uncomfortable, IMO. If that is your setup for a double century, your wrists and arms are designed very differently than mine.
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That looks very uncomfortable, IMO. If that is your setup for a double century, your wrists and arms are designed very differently than mine.
I've got a small build, 5' 8", 185 - 200 lbs (no comments on the figure please I'm working on it) and quite skinny wrists and arms. I rode that exact setup last year on the "CJBC's Longest Day", it's 208 mile (one day). I did do some minor muscle building for my shoulders and arms (push ups) but nothing fancy. I've always had a stretched out ride position but this setup is the most radical. I've always needed the saddle pointed down as my Brooks cradles nicely but I always got the feeling that the nose was pointed up a bit. Oh I also have a 3L Camelbak on, though for a double, it's only loaded with fluids, a tube and a couple of tools otherwise, the rest of the time, it's loaded with lots of junk.
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The current Bontrager posts have an adjustment system (two hemispheres) that should allow infinite adjustment, enabling the tilt you desire.
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The current Bontrager posts have an adjustment system (two hemispheres) that should allow infinite adjustment, enabling the tilt you desire.
Thanks, I'll check into that. :-)
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That's whacked pure and simple. Way too much weight on the hands. Might be comfy for you because you have gotten used to it, but it is woefully inefficient.
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The old-style straight seatpost and separate clamp mechanism should give you the extreme angle you desire.
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That's whacked pure and simple. Way too much weight on the hands. Might be comfy for you because you have gotten used to it, but it is woefully inefficient.
I don't think I can be one who worries too much about such things. You should see what I have in my camelbak. That would make you scream!
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I don't think I can be one who worries too much about such things. You should see what I have in my camelbak. That would make you scream!
I think I'm going to check with a local bike shop. The club was nice enough to provide me with a gift cert. and I might as well take advantage of it.
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