I just want to make sure I have this correct:
1. Typical seat posts can have no setback (just a straight post with maybe some tilt adjustment at the clamp)
2. or they can have some setback at the clamp (actual clamp slide fore & aft along goose neck shape at top of post)
3. or they can have a bend along the post itself, as with the Thompson Elite. which doesn't mean the clamp area will have additional setback play...
Am I correct in saying a Thompson will have setback from the angled post bend, but NOT additional setback play at the clamp? (in other words, a straight post Thompson has NO setback?)
I currently need to move back further. Nice as they may look, I don't want to spend $75 on a Thompson if it only gives me the same setback as my current post (a Performance forte with the curved goose neck, perhaps a re-branded Kalloy Uno or something similar?).
does anyone know of a seat post that has both set back along the shaft and the clamp?
I've seen those wavy rounded bend models - not sure about those....this is for a road bike, I am staying away from really heavy suspension designs.
Just to be clear I have a short inseam, hence need a small frame and the seat tube angles are always around 75 degrees - I am much more comfortable on a 72 or 73, but cannot seem to find a 49cm frame with that geometry.....