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Flipping a seat post(7 posts)

Flipping a seat postgabaguy
Sep 1, 2003 5:49 PM
My Giant aero seatpost puts me too far back. Can someone suggest a seatpost with less setback.

Also, can you flip a non-aero seatpost around to move farther forward?
generally noFrith
Sep 1, 2003 6:08 PM
funny you posted this question...I just finished replying to you down below. As for flipping it generally doesn't work for a couple reasons. (1)With most posts once you flip it you can't get the right angle on your saddle. (2)The clamps are built so that one side is burlier than the other. Flipping it around puts more pressure on the weaker side which can be dangerous.
I ride forward.the bull
Sep 1, 2003 6:35 PM
Try these posts.
Nashbar generic
I just ordered a syncros from price point for like 30 bucks for my Cloanago.
These posts will put you more forward.
They dont have setback
I ride forward.gabaguy
Sep 1, 2003 7:27 PM
I need one at least 300 mm for a compact frame.
27.2?the bull
Sep 1, 2003 7:34 PM
Thomson AgainStewartK
Sep 2, 2003 8:43 AM
Thomson's setback post can be flipped to go forward. It comes in 300. The other option is Profile's Fast Forward (I think that's the name) but I don't think it comes long enough for you.
re: Flipping a seat postMShaw
Sep 2, 2003 8:53 AM
One of the other things that you can do is find a Control Tech SP and flip it around. Since the clamp is round, the angle of the saddle is irrelevent.

As an added bonus, used they run $10-20.