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Cheap Setback postVaughnA
Oct 24, 2003 6:33 AM
My wife needs a post (27.2) with a lot of setback. We've found that the EASTON EC70 has enough but we don't really want to spend that much money. Her current post which is a stock bontrager post has some setback but not enough. Any suggestions, I've looked in the normal online places and catalogs and I don't see any posts with as much setback as the easton for less money.

I've come to the same conclusion...TFerguson
Oct 24, 2003 7:11 AM
EC70 is the chaepest that goes that far back.

Nope, the EA70 is the same head, but has an aluminum shaftMR_GRUMPY
Oct 24, 2003 8:42 AM
it also comes with a 400mm shaft, so you might have to cut it.

A "cheap" seatpost with a medium amout of setback is made by Kalloy. Cheap ....$20-$25 Looks like the Ritchey Comp.
Thanks. I'll check into the EA70VaughnA
Oct 24, 2003 8:53 AM
That looks like the one! All of the others suggested don't have the setback of the easton's or cost about the same.

I just put on an EA70 the other nightMR_GRUMPY
Oct 24, 2003 10:08 AM
I had a medium setback before, and had to push the saddle all the way back. With the Easton post, the seat is clamped right in the middle of the rails.
Before you change seatposts, measure all the important dimensions. Seat to floor.....tip of seat to bars. Remember, when you push the seat back, you have to lower it a little.
I just put on an EA70 the other nightVaughnA
Oct 24, 2003 10:28 AM
Yep, we fitted her with the carbon post they had in stock so we know what works. The guy at the shop was going to try to find something cheaper and he asked me to look as well. I think I'll see if he has an ea70.

Thanks Again
I think that they go for around $70MR_GRUMPY
Oct 24, 2003 11:33 AM
I doesn't hurt to cut them shorter. Just file the end smooth.
Ritchey Pro or WCS...Spunout
Oct 24, 2003 7:37 AM
Or a Chorus Titanium for a sure winner. Most are available quite inexpensively.
Doesn't look like enough.VaughnA
Oct 24, 2003 7:47 AM
Visibly looks like the bontrager we have now. A fair amount of setback but not enough. The Easton has a good bit more setback from what I can see. Her current post is still a half-inch forward of where she needs to be.
Look at your saddle for the remaining pieceFez
Oct 24, 2003 7:53 AM
Some saddle rails are longer and/or mounted so that your riding position is further set back than others.

And I agree - the Easton does allow more setback than the others mentioned.
It is enough...dgangi
Oct 26, 2003 12:44 PM
The Ritchey Pro and WCS posts use a 1" setback, which is identical to the Easton EA70 (which uses a 25mm setback).

In fact, a 1" setback is the most common setback measurement there is. Some use .75", but most use 1". Just don't let the look of the post fool you -- different clamp designs will make the setback look different when it is really the same.

Go with the Ritchey Pro for your wife. They are light, strong, and cheap...

Not even close...divve
Oct 27, 2003 1:19 AM
I have both an ITM Millennium Carbon post an an Easton EC70 (same clamp as EA70). The ITM is about 1" and the Easton has goofy far set-back of around 35-40mm (useless for myself).
You are incorrectdgangi
Oct 27, 2003 7:25 PM
Either your facts are wrong or the Easton website is wrong. Eason lists the setback of the EA70 at 25mm (check their website). If you think this is an error, then you should write to the webmaster...otherwise, you better check your seatpost as it could be a fake (or have a gross manufacturing defect).

Considering I have the rare opportunity of talking to the....divve
Oct 28, 2003 12:52 AM
...Easton webmaster, why don't you put this image up on your site to show you're not misleading anyone?
Selcof bi-position- $90 at Reparto Corse.MXL02
Oct 24, 2003 8:00 AM
Salsa Shaft......DINOSAUR
Oct 24, 2003 8:19 AM
I pulled off my Thomson Elite non setback seatpost and replaced it with a Salsa Shaft. I found it at Jenson Bike, I think it was around $39.00. It has 13mm of setback, works great, has independent adjustments for tilt and fore/aft settings and it was black so it would match my stem (a biggy). Only downside is Salsa does not make a 250mm length in black so I had to cut down a MB seatpost, but it was easy. And being able to push my saddle back a little farther was a big plus in the fit department.
Try wallbike.comtreeman
Oct 24, 2003 8:58 AM
They have a Kalloy for $19 and several other models that they sell to get more setback with Brooks saddles.
re: Cheap Setback postMShaw
Oct 24, 2003 9:15 AM
Try or Supergo's Weyless brand.