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    Seat post blues.

    I catch myself push'n back on my seat with my thighs try'n to find more room between the seat and handle bars, hope'n one of the seat post that has a bend in it will move the seat backwards a little & fix the problem.

    Whars could a guy find such a monster ? and whers the go to place for parts?

    Thanx guys.

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    Thomson

    Best seat post for a Clyde. If ever I need one again, it will be a Thomson. You need to get one with the recess.

    http://bikethomson.com/products/seatposts/elite/

    Good luck!
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    Ditto what Mellow Yellow said...last bike I went through a Ritchie, then a Race Face. Had to bring hardware with me every ride because I was exploding bolts. Finally went with the 'setback' Thompson design and never had a problem again.
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    Since the Thomson has a zero setback clamp, is the net setback really any further back than a straight post with a setback clamp?

    The Thomson setback post only nets you an extra 16mm. Conversely, the Crank Brothers Cobalt seatposts with their setback clamp will net you 20mm of offset.

    FSA makes a post with 35mm of offset:

    http://www.masherz.com/products/fsa/...seatpost09.htm

    They also make a version with 25mm offset.

    Thay also have an aluminum post with 20mm offset for $29.95:

    http://www.cambriabike.com/shopexd.a...y+Mtb+Seatpost

    Kore makes this 20mm offset clamp model for $19.95

    http://www.cambriabike.com/shopdispl...tain+Seatposts

    There are other setback clamp models that have 20mm +/- offset

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffj
    Since the Thomson has a zero setback clamp, is the net setback really any further back than a straight post with a setback clamp?

    The Thomson setback post only nets you an extra 16mm. Conversely, the Crank Brothers Cobalt seatposts with their setback clamp will net you 20mm of offset.

    FSA makes a post with 35mm of offset:

    http://www.masherz.com/products/fsa/...seatpost09.htm

    They also make a version with 25mm offset.

    Thay also have an aluminum post with 20mm offset for $29.95:

    http://www.cambriabike.com/shopexd.a...y+Mtb+Seatpost

    Kore makes this 20mm offset clamp model for $19.95

    http://www.cambriabike.com/shopdispl...tain+Seatposts

    There are other setback clamp models that have 20mm +/- offset
    Not trying to hurt anyone's feelings or anything like that, but if I was bustin' bolts on posts, I would NOT go with a carbon laid-back post....

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    Thanx for the input gents, definately gonna look into the examples given.

    Unless its unplanned most of my ride'n is pretty tame so maybe it'll last a while.

    Thanx again.

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    Thomson all the way! I broke finally broke one on "mishap". Until the thomson I was breaking posts every other week it seemed like. I ride aggressively and weigh 365. Thomson replaced no questions!

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    How’s your front to rear balance on the bike? And position over the cranks? If you are looking for a bit more cockpit room a longer stem might be part of the solution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffj
    Since the Thomson has a zero setback clamp, is the net setback really any further back than a straight post with a setback clamp? ...
    Good post + the Thomson post doesn't allow for very much saddle fore and aft adjustment. It's a great post though.

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