Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Middle of da Mitten
Bikes: Trek 7500, RANS V-Rex, Optima Baron, Velokraft NoCom, M-5 Carbon Highracer, homebuilt recumbent
There has been a lot of discussion on some forums concerning the seatpan lip problem. RANS doesn't seem to think it's a big issue because very, VERY few people have complained to them. I think what happened is that their Taiwanese maker made seats that were out-of-spec. Someone posted pics of problem and non-problem seats, and the difference is obvious. On the problem seats, the seat pan is mounted forward on the frame more, whereas on the non-problem seats the lip is behind the seatback fabric. Randy Schlitter has done some research on it, to find a fix. I think cutting the lip down should fix the problem, but if not you might try to contact RANS about it.