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    Seatpost Recommendations?

    I am having trouble getting my Brooks saddle adjusted well. Specifically, I'm having trouble fine tuning the tilt of the saddle. Does anyone know of a seatpost that allows for separate adjustment of the fore/aft and the tilt? I'd also like 25mm or 30mm offset.

    Right now I have the stock Cannondale post which has a single bolt. I've seen a couple of Raceface seatposts but they are pretty expensive.

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    There are quite a few being made that will suit. As far as I know pretty much all of them will have separate tilt/rail adjustment. The trouble is you normally have to loosen off both to move one.

    I'd suggest just going to you LBS and telling them what you are after. It sounds like a two bolt system will do what you are after.
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    The standard answer people will give is a Thomson. But they're expensive and only has 16 mm of setback. Not sure what to recommend, but I'm interested. I need a seatpost with setback but that can be easily adjusted as well.

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    I use this seat post from Velo Orange. The long set back works well with a Brooks and the tilt is relatively easy to fine tune.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zoste View Post
    I use this seat post from Velo Orange. The long set back works well with a Brooks and the tilt is relatively easy to fine tune.
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    A two-bolt clamp makes it very easy to micro-adjust tilt. Race Face makes a family of posts that allow separate adjustment of tilt and forward/back placement. Look at the Evolve, Deus Ex, Cadence, Revolution, etc.

    Personally, I find that using a Sharpie (or piece of electrical tape) to mark the rails allows me to know if I've messed up the fore/aft placement while playing around with tilt. I've got a Thomson Elite on my expensive road bike and random, cheap 2-bolt clamps on all the others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sstorkel View Post
    A two-bolt clamp makes it very easy to micro-adjust tilt. Race Face makes a family of posts that allow separate adjustment of tilt and forward/back placement. Look at the Evolve, Deus Ex, Cadence, Revolution, etc.

    Personally, I find that using a Sharpie (or piece of electrical tape) to mark the rails allows me to know if I've messed up the fore/aft placement while playing around with tilt. I've got a Thomson Elite on my expensive road bike and random, cheap 2-bolt clamps on all the others.
    The Salsa Shaft and the Race Face posts are the only ones that I know of that have a completely separate clamping and tilt adjustment systems. I have both but the Race Face is the better of the two systems. It's much easier to adjust. I've never used the Thomson but I have used other 2 bolt systems like it and can't say that I'm a big fan. Better than the old single bolt system but still a bit futzy.
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    its true taht there are so many new style posts now, but with the traditional style and economical like a Kalloy Uno or post modern, you can get your angke with some determination, and tighten it all down with one bolt, FIRMLY and it holds its position forever, with no chance of mechanical tweakage from multi bolt applications.
    There are alot of more economical versions of a traditional set back post, with at least 20 mm of lay back which is fine for a moderate setback.Any more than that and you have your saddle back like Greg Lemond, which was a massive setback

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    I just got a nice Salsa post for christmas. It has *some* setback, but not a lot. It also has a very good adjustment system.

    http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...s.php?id=14985

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    Thanks everyone. I just ordered the Race Face Evolve...$44.95 from Cambria. (The post from Velo Orange was out of stock.) I'll give an update when it arrives and I can give it a whirl.

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