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    MTB and Road bike seatpost ??

    What different between MTB seatpost and Road bicycle seatpost? Can i use Road bicycle seatpost for MTB?
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    Nothing. Swap them and ride.

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    Length is the biggest difference. Road seatposts tend to be 250mm in length or shorter, and MTB seatposts tend to be 350mm or longer.

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    Doesn't the length of seatpost depend on the inside leg? I am confused. 250mm seatpost may not fit some tall guys ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rallybike View Post
    Doesn't the length of seatpost depend on the inside leg? I am confused. 250mm seatpost may not fit some tall guys?
    True. But usually, on most road bikes, if you need a post longer than 250mm, then you should be on a larger frame size. There are exceptions on occasion.
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    Sometimes the hardware on a road post is a bit more delicate. I briefly had a Bianchi road post on one of my MTBs (it was a takeoff and available in the odd size I needed). It self-destructed in one weekend of DH racing.

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    some road seatposts can't move or angle as much as mtb seatpost due to the geometry differences.

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    Plain type seems to be more durable.

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