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    Using a BMX layback seatpost for AM

    I've got a Diamondback mission 2 that seems to have a cockpit that is a hair too small for me. to get proper leg extension, the saddle has to be jacked soo far up that handling suffers- weight bias is shifted way too much to the front tire. I was wondering if getting a BMX layback post ( i think the layback is like 1 1/2") would allow me to lower the saddle, but allow me to maintain full leg extension? or would a layback like that be bad for doing aggressive AM?

    Has anyone else thought of something like this, or am I crazy?

    here's a link to the post in question : http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT
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    If the frame is so small that you need that much setback to make it fit and feel right, you for sure need the next size up.

    If that isn't an option, I'd go for a non-bmx setback post (something not quite so extreme as the bmx variety) and a shorter stem combination. More spacers under the stem/taller stem/taller bars may also help by helping to shift some of the weight bias a bit more rearwards for you as well.

    Just one opinion, of course.
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