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Why does Cannondale use a laidback seatpost?(3 posts)

Why does Cannondale use a laidback seatpost?fz4vgq
Jul 27, 2002 9:47 PM
their frame dimensions/geometry seem normal, do they just want to get more weight over the rear wheel? no matter what you have to set your knee to pedal spindle alignment up correctly, seems like you could accomplish this with a standard (straight) seatpost, am i missing something? thanks
re: Why does Cannondale use a laidback seatpost?divve
Jul 28, 2002 2:05 AM
The Cannondale and Thomson lay back that they use has a comparable off-set to most regular seat posts. Compare it to an Easton, Shimano, or whatever and you'll see what I mean. I guess it's just a different method for accomplishing the same thing.

(The off-set is normally necessary due to the steep seat tube angles. My MTB for instance has a 73.5 deg. seat tube angle, which is pretty steep for that type of bike. Plus it has a straight Thomson seat post. This combination requires me to mount the seat about 1cm backward. Whereas a regular seat post wouldn't require me to mount the seat off set to the back at all.)
re: Thanks Divve, i see what you explained now. nmfz4vgq
Jul 28, 2002 8:49 AM