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How much seatpost should be showing(3 posts)

How much seatpost should be showingEllis
May 11, 2001 2:53 AM
On my roadbike I have 6 inches of seatpost showing (measured from the rail of of my saddle to the top of the seat tube). How much seatpost do you guys have showing on your road bikes??
13cm or 5.11"...(nm)PsyDoc
May 11, 2001 5:10 AM
13cm or 5.11"
depends onlnin0
May 11, 2001 8:09 AM
If you are asking about a size question it is relative.

If you have a newer compact frame then you should have quite a bit of post showing. On a more traditional frame you will have less.

The ideal setting is to have the seat raised so that you have a slight bend in your knee when at the bottom of your pedal stroke.

If the bike fits you well then this ideal seat position should place the handle bars about 1-3" below the seat height. This usually gives people the most comfortable riding position. If you have the correct leg extention from your seat height but the bars are too low making you feel really hunched over then you may want to raise your stem.

This is why with a more classic frame you usually hear "a fist full" of post. This was so that you could get the bars at a comfortable height. But with newer stems you can get away with more.