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    Seat post with tons of offset.

    anyone know of a seat post with tons of offset. by offset i mean bent so seat is far back or way forward. somthing along the lines of a cervelo soloist, if you get my drift.

    thanks a ton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toxanadu
    anyone know of a seat post with tons of offset. by offset i mean bent so seat is far back or way forward. somthing along the lines of a cervelo soloist, if you get my drift.

    thanks a ton.
    thomson elite.....16mm offset foward or backward (it is flippable)

    Nitto Extreme forward seatpost

    Profile Design fast forward seatpost.

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    Thomson are the best.

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    Titec Hellbent Layback (1.5 inches of setback)
    Titec C3 Carbon & Titec XC Carbon (.75 inches setback)

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    Triathlete stuff...
    http://www.keithstriathlon.com/detail.aspx?ID=456
    http://www.keithstriathlon.com/detail.aspx?ID=444
    There is a chuck triathletes use that gets the seat way back on standard seatposts.Can't remember the name. I think Rivendell
    has a post that would work as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed073
    Thomson are the best.
    Nitto is very nice too. Finish is exquisite.

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    I think the Thomson's are misunderstood. The Elite setback has a straight mount meaning that all of the offset is found in the post. 16mm isn't actually that much when you compare it to other posts with offset mounts. I like mine, I just think I could accompish the same thing by using a straight post with an offset mount. The titec's are the most radical that I have seen.

    -mark

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    I think Selev makes an interesting seatpost with lots of setback...

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    The reviews for the Ergopost 2 on roadbikereview.com aren't too hot. Furthermore, I read somewhere that the Ergopost 3 (limited availability in the USA to begin with) was recalled. I was considering picking up one for my KG486 but have decided I like my Easton EC70 just fine. The EC70 has a considerable amount of setback FWIW.

    Any comments on the Look Ergoposts?

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    My question is do you want to make your seat more forward? Most set back posts can not be turned around forward, if you try you can not get the seat level because clamp wasn't designed with enough range of angles to be used in forward position. Probably the tri-athlete forward type can not be turned around for set back either. The Thomson Set Back post IS designed to work either back or forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toxanadu
    anyone know of a seat post with tons of offset. by offset i mean bent so seat is far back or way forward. somthing along the lines of a cervelo soloist, if you get my drift.

    thanks a ton.
    Thomson's 16-18mm is hardley called offset. Take a look at the FSA's k-force light
    and Easton EC90. Think we're talking 35mm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gcasillo
    The reviews for the Ergopost 2 on roadbikereview.com aren't too hot. Furthermore, I read somewhere that the Ergopost 3 (limited availability in the USA to begin with) was recalled. I was considering picking up one for my KG486 but have decided I like my Easton EC70 just fine. The EC70 has a considerable amount of setback FWIW.

    Any comments on the Look Ergoposts?
    Actually, the second generation Ergo 2 was recalled. I have been riding the original Ergo 1 for 3 years. I got it new from an Ebay store for $85. I have the bolt in the full offset hole (as far back as it will go).

    I did crack the top half of the clamp, but that was my fault and I got a replacement for $10. My saddle was wiggling and I thought the clamp was loose, so I torqued the crap out of the clamp bolt, only to find (later) that the seat rail was broken inside the clamp! Doh!!!

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    Thomson's so-called "setback" post, you know the one with the bend in the middle of the post, isn't that great. I compared it to standard offset posts from Shimano and Campy and the Thomson doesn't allow you to push the saddle back as far as the Shimano or Campy ones.

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    The Profile Design Fast Forward 2122 is probably what will work for riders today. The Hellbent is no longer sold, but has more offset. The Profile is capaple of effectively relaxing the seat angle or steepening it 5 degrees.
    It is no lightweight though.

    Here are the specs taken from www.profiledesign.com:
    Diameter: 27.2mm Length: 265mm Offset: 38mm Head: 2 bolt Color: Anodized matte black Weight: 320 grams

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    Ritchey makes an extra-offset post.

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    I assume that what you want is more setback, to move the saddle back, not a Tri/TT post to move it forward?

    Selcof has one of the largest setback models at over 40mm.

    http://www.redroseimports.com/Selcof_post_alu.html#68x

    The FSA K-force has 32mm.

    Not many models can be used in both forward or backward positions.

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    I assume by the date of the original post the OP found a seat post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clausen View Post
    I assume by the date of the original post the OP found a seat post.
    Damn, foiled by zombies.

    This is why I hate it when morons dig up old posts. There was absolutely no good reason to dig this up.

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    I always forget to look at the date of posts on this forum. Why did roadie1993 dig up this old post and respond to it? I see this more often here than any other forum. Let those old threads die.

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    old repsonse

    I responded to this old post because I needed a post with a lot of offset and this old answer helped me find one, and I thought that someone looking for the same thing recently would find it helpful, not that i mentioned already awnsered this in the response.

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