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    Linux HA Author :-) ncherry's Avatar
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    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.
    This much down:



    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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    Quote Originally Posted by barba View Post
    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.
    Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. In that order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madman451 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by capwater View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ncherry View Post
    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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