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Seat post with longest set back?

Old 11-09-05, 11:35 AM
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Seat post with longest set back?

I would really like to use my Brooks Swift, but the rails are too short. Currently have 43mm set back, IIRC. What else are my options?

I need another 1/2 inch (13mm), minimum. Light weight would be nice, too (200 gms or so).

Got frame with 72 degree seat tube, so let's not go there.
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If you need that much setback, chances are that you're riding too small a frame?
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The largest set back I've seen is 50mm made by Oval. I have a custom frame design that I still have to get built that has a 69º seat tube angle just to get KOPS so needing more set back with a 72º seat tube angle isn't that far out. I suspect it means that you have a long femur.

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You could try a longer stem. I had the opposite problem.My seat was all the way forward . I was uncomfortable with it being that forward and still needed a few mm more. So I picked up a stem that was 2cm shorter. That allowed me to set the seat back about 1cm to a more normal position and still was not so stretched out. Stems are pretty inexpensive.
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OK. Just checked. My easton seatpost is 25mm set back. My memory was way off (again). Mmm.

Frame is large for me, 61cm. Saddle is at 109% of inseam, pubic bone to floor. The problem is the short rails on the saddle. Plus, my femur is from here to there. I have no problems using a non-Brooks saddle, other than they fact that they (all four) are uncomfortable.

Titec makes one with 1.5" setback, but it's for mountain biking, read heavy. I'll check oval. Thanks.
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I didn't find an Oval seatpost with 2 inches of setback.
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FSA k-light (or something like that) carbon post. Heaps of setback. Most commonly found post with a heap of setback in most bike shops, bit expensive though.
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Originally Posted by was_bmxer
FSA k-light (or something like that) carbon post. Heaps of setback. Most commonly found post with a heap of setback in most bike shops, bit expensive though.
I was going to make the same recommendation but I have another solution since I had the same problem. I have a specialized pave seat post, which has no set back, and during a fitting they couldn't get the seat back far enough. They replaced the seat post with the FSA and it worked but I replaced my saddle(terry fly) with a Fizik Areon and found that it had longer rails and I was able to get it just as far back. Took the seat post back($120) and got a great saddle out of it. So as long as the Fizik agrees with you it may be an option.

By the way I saw someone mentioned replacing the stem and that is the wrong way to go if you're trying to improve your pedaling position. The placement of the saddle should be in relation to the crank not the handlebars. If your trying to improve your reach to the handlebars then start working with the stem.
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Originally Posted by hiracer
I didn't find an Oval seatpost with 2 inches of setback.
You can buy it here, if you have the $$! http://www.bikeusa.com/MERCHANT2/mer...ct_Code=ST7130

Here are some details http://www.ovalconcepts.com/products...i=48&idProd1=2

I'm looking for something like this, too, but without paying 30% of what my bike is worth. Was going to ask, but just found that the FSA K-Force Light can have a 25 mm or 35 mm setback. Anyone know about the FSA SL-220?
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The Easton one looks to have a pretty extended set back.
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Thanks all for the help. I've bookmarked the Oval. I'm gonna ride the Alias a bit more and nail my exact seat position first, and then decide if the Oval/Brooks combination puts me in the same position.

Why doesn't Brooks fix their short rails?
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