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seatposts with generous setback, suggestions?crack-n-fail
Oct 4, 2001 5:10 AM
buying a new ride that has a Thomson layback (approx 13mm setback). I would really like to stick with the Thomson, but it doesn't look like this will be enough. Have an Easton on my mountain bike which is starting to suffer from the dreaded saddle slip (San Marco Era Pro). What other quality posts could I consider that are at least 300mm long?
The Look Ergo Post 3 looks flash, with a very generous amount of adjustment (and an exotic price to match its looks). Is the clamp OK on these? any thing else?

wrong on thomson?tcr01
Oct 4, 2001 12:29 PM
I chatted a bit about the Giant post with you.

The specs on the Thomson are 16mm (5/8"). This is what Thomson says in their specs and it is what it measures on mine. If you can't get enough setback with 16mm, you have other fit problems. 19mm is the most setback I have seen on most posts. What makes you think you need more?
yes, I do have fit problems.......crack-n-fail
Oct 5, 2001 1:35 PM
I'm 187cm tall,(just under 6'2") yet my inseam measures 94cm, so trying to find an off the peg bike to fit is impossible. So I have to compromise on seat tube length to get the tob tube the correct length, but with a smaller frame the seat tube angle (usually) isn't slack enough. I've got a few kalloy seat posts with various set backs (up to 25-30mm) to try so we can arrive at a reasonable position. I've been professionally fitted on my mtb, and the saddle is so far behind the bb you would not believe.
If I can use a 330mm Thomson, I will!, otherwise its backwards we go!
Hurricane seatpostdidier
Oct 4, 2001 2:15 PM
I saw the new Hurricane road seatpost at Interbike. They have 3/4" setback with a different tilt and fore/aft adjustment. The clamping mech looked like it would be beefy and not slip.
re: seatposts with generous setback, suggestions?Xavier
Oct 4, 2001 8:05 PM
You can see the Selcof biposition at I don't know the price...
re: seatposts with generous setback, suggestions?pmf1
Oct 5, 2001 1:30 PM
I've got a Look ergopost. it has more setback than any post I've ever seen. Kind of pricey too. All in all, its a good post. the clamp is fine, but its easy to strip the bolt head so make sure you grease everything real well. I stripped the bolt on mine (actually, I think my LBS contributed to this) and had to buy a new clamp assembly for $25. The distributor sold it too me direct (it was nice because they usually don't monkey with ordinary individuals). No problems since then. I'm not sure the Look post is 300 mm long though -- better make sure on that.

What about one of those time trial posts installed backward? Would that work?
Thanks for your help everyone...crack-n-fail
Oct 5, 2001 1:42 PM
much appreciated. Being a mtbiker, I am a little at sea on the roadie front.