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Saddle Setback

Old 06-01-12, 10:41 AM
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Saddle Setback

Anyone know if the saddle setback remains the same, regardless of the saddle's length? (270mm, 275mm, 290mm long saddles)

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Old 06-01-12, 11:25 AM
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In seat post selection, Set back is the distance the rail clamp is,
behind the center line of the seat post/seat tube.
The seat post design, itself.
The way the rails of the saddle are formed,
shape of their rail bend,
has more influence on how far back a saddle can be set back ,
than it's over all length.

turn the saddle Over.. look at the frame underneath.


Your other double post is here same topic
https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ddle-Questrion

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Old 06-01-12, 11:28 AM
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PS, Why do saddles come in different lengths?
why is there more than one design for anything?
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Saddle setback is the distance from the center of the BB to the nose of thesaddle, measured horizontally.

The question is:
If you normally run a 5cm setback with a saddle that measures 270mm long, wouldthat value change when running a saddle that's 290mm long? Would a longersaddle change your saddles setback? That's the question.

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I prefer longer saddles so that I can slide back to stretch out on climbs or more control and descents or slide forward for more power. People with real short legs will usually prefer a shorter saddle that doesn't keep hitting them in the rear end when they try to get on or off the bike.
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