I was working on my seat post yesterday and something occurred to me. The bike I was working on, along with every other one I've ever had, have had seemingly short seat posts and stems.
Now I'm wondering, what is common for seat posts and stems when it comes to length? Are they all like what I've encountered, where you get very little play with them in terms of how much you can adjust them? Or do you get more than an inch or two commonly between the minimum insertion and maximum insertion line (what I'm finding on these bikes)?
I would think these bike companies would want their bikes as adjustable as possible to accomodate as many common body types as possible, but maybe I'm wrong?