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Old 12-01-06, 10:21 AM
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seat post decision

Which seat post should I get for my kid - a Cannondale Coda, Thompson Elite, or American Classic Ti? The post is a 27.2 mm - but how long should it be? He's 5'10 3/4" & growing....

He races XC, and is collecting parts for his new Salsa Moto Rapido (LG) frame (ETA 1/07) - so far he's got a lefty carbon DLR2 fork, control tech bars & stem, new wheels (naturally!), a new seat, and he will transfer his hyrdo brakes, XTR stuff, and Race Face Evolve cranks.

Please advise me, oh MTB Gurus!!
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Seatpost really depends on the frame. Of the three, I'd say Thomson every time. It's just the best there is. A tried and true design, and bulletproof.

If the frame is small with a small seat tube, you'll need a fairly long seatpost. You want the saddle to at least be level with the bars, but since he races, he probably knows what his setup is and can give you a fairly good ballpark as to the length of the post.
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this youngster will inevitably decide that he needs a really expensive seat post, so I've made an executive decision to keep him out of the loop on this one... whatever he ends up with will most assuredly get used!
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