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Which setback seatpost is right?(5 posts)

Which setback seatpost is right?litespeedcat
Jan 3, 2002 8:49 PM
I have an Easton CT-2 and I like it very much. However I have found that I am wearing out my shorts because the seat is slammed as far back as possible and I rub the clamp. Is the Look my best option? Don't know if I want a Thomson? Would the Thomson be more harsh ridding. Are there any other seatposts that are laid back far enough to be considered? Any advice would be appreciated.

re: Which setback seatpost is right?gtx
Jan 3, 2002 9:04 PM
check out the Moots layback post and the Race Face XY post (which has a lot of layback--1").
Corima Aerospookyload
Jan 3, 2002 11:01 PM
I bought one, and am noticing that it had too much setback. When I had the Thompsom(straight)it was pushed way aft so I figured a little set back would help. Now the seat is full forward to maintain the same seat postion. They are a little pricy, but it is also one of the lightest carbon posts out.
Thomson or Airborne. . .js5280
Jan 4, 2002 9:24 AM
I have both although the Thomson isn't a setback. They are both about $60 when on sale. Airborne ( has a nice, light setback Ti seatpost. From what I hear the design is very similar to the Moots. It might be a little more forgiving than the Thomson, however my butt is not sensative enough to tell the difference so far.
Not the Thomson...C-40
Jan 5, 2002 6:13 AM
The setback Thomson does not have as much setback as the Easton. The front of the clamp is about 4mm ahead of the centerline of the post.

The LOOK will provide the most setback. The cheap Kalloy post may also provide a little more setback.

The material the post is made from won't affect the ride of your bike.