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    Element MSL: seat mast or seat tube?

    Can somebody confirm that the new Element frames have a seat mast design, i.e. only top 3-4" of the tube contact the seatpost? Also, any seatpost bottoms out just below the junction with the top tube, so fully lowering a 410 mm post won't work (luckily I have a dropper post for those situations ).

    This might explain the relatively high clamp force a couple of people noted to stop rocking of the seat post, and it would mean I could get away with a shorter version of the post I've recently warrantied....

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    Quote Originally Posted by eric View Post
    Can somebody confirm that the new Element frames have a seat mast design, i.e. only top 3-4" of the tube contact the seatpost? Also, any seatpost bottoms out just below the junction with the top tube, so fully lowering a 410 mm post won't work (luckily I have a dropper post for those situations ).

    This might explain the relatively high clamp force a couple of people noted to stop rocking of the seat post, and it would mean I could get away with a shorter version of the post I've recently warrantied....
    Yes, you are correct on all points. My MSL70 is all those things.

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    Yep, the maximum amount of seatpost you can get into a 19" frame is 222mm before it hits bottom.
    I'm a member of NSMBA and IMBA Canada

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    This is why I love this forum. Feeds my insanity and calms me down at the same time.

    Thanks & happy trails this weekend!

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    It's so hard to tell the inmates from the guards here.
    I'm a member of NSMBA and IMBA Canada

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    Hehehe.

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