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Seatposts with lots of setback

Old 11-17-10, 01:40 PM
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Seatposts with lots of setback

I'm trying to find seatposts with the most setback, carbon or aluminum, 27.2 and at least 350mm. My road (61cm), track (60cm), and fixed gear (62cm) bikes all have the seats slammed back and my knee is well ahead of my pedal spindle. Not so much on my road bike, though I believe the seat post on that has 30mm of setback. I am going to be replacing the 175mm cranks will 170's so it would be nice to be able to move the seat back a bit more on the road bike as well. Besides the FSA K-Force Lite are than many more seatposts with 32mm+ of setback?
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Not sure if they still make it, but the Ritchey "Wayback" has 45mm of setback.

https://www.gear.com/p/ritchey-wcs-wa...st-45mm-offset

Edit: It may not be available as 27.2
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Originally Posted by coolkid_cody
Besides the FSA K-Force Lite
FYI - a shop out of Utah was selling a handful of these with 32mm SB and 25mm SB on ebay for $95. I just bought a 25mm.
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The 27.2s might be gone.
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Ambrosio Momentum Carbon

Size: 27.2mm x 300mm or 350mm
Layback: 45mm

https://www.ambrosio.co.uk/ambrosio_seatposts.htm
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I just brought one of these:

Velo Orange Grand Cru seatpost

https://store.velo-orange.com/index.p...g-setback.html


So far, so good. Happy with the setback. Good quality.

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You have long femurs like me. A long setback post will work, but in the future it will help if you get bikes with slacker seat tube angles. I noticed a better fit difference when I got one with a 72.5 degree seat tube.

If you are riding those size bike and still have bottom bracket setback issues, you really shouldn't be going down to 170mm cranks. If anything you should be going up to 180mm and put those monster femurs into action.
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Thanks for all of the sugestions. since I'll be needing a couple new posts I might just go with the cheaper of the bunch.

teterider, you are right about seeking frames with more specific geo but mainly just race track so I would need a custom frame since I would never find a track frame with st angles near 72 degrees. I will consider that though for future road bikes. As for the cranks, for now I just wanted to make the (entry level) road bike the same as the other 2. I don't like the different lengths. I may end up experimenting with different lengths though. How tall are you by the way?
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I use an aluminum 27.2 from an old Trek Y, more setback than standard ones.

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avoid oval concept seatposts like the R910 and R710.
terrible design that can't keep the saddle level over any sort of riding.
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Possibly Thomson

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[QUOTE=NickDavid;11805953]Possibly Thomson

Nop. Just 16mm
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I had the opposite problem. I was feeling too stretched out. Bringing the saddle closer to the bars compensated for a long top tube.
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Selle Italia Monolink seatpost/saddle combination offers more setback than most options.
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Originally Posted by NormanF
I had the opposite problem. I was feeling too stretched out. Bringing the saddle closer to the bars compensated for a long top tube.
Conventional wisdom says that you should not move your saddle forward to compensate for your reach...
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Titec El Norte "Bent" Post. I had one on my utility bike, now in the spare parts bin. It's a funny looking design or one of a kind depending on your perspective. I've since opted for a Truvativ Stylo w/25mm setback.


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