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    Stumpy Frustration

    I'm "frustrated" because I need a bike now and the stumpy almost fits the bill for a
    fantastic bike except that you can't drop the seat very much.

    This, to me, is a detriment on technical descents and some technical climbs, too.

    Other than that, a great, high quality alternative to "boutique" bikes.

    dang!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbkrdr98
    I'm "frustrated" because I need a bike now and the stumpy almost fits the bill for a
    fantastic bike except that you can't drop the seat very much.

    This, to me, is a detriment on technical descents and some technical climbs, too.

    Other than that, a great, high quality alternative to "boutique" bikes.

    dang!!!
    Get an auto seat lowering post they can come in 2" 3" OR 4" problem solved.

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    Let's say that 8 inches is sticking out past the seat tube for normal riding.

    How much further can you lower it based on a Medium or Small frame?

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    Get a telescopic seatpost.

    Pedro

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    mavbe I missed something?

    Quote Originally Posted by SabbathU71
    Let's say that 8 inches is sticking out past the seat tube for normal riding.

    How much further can you lower it based on a Medium or Small frame?
    You don't need any post sticking out below the mast that holds it. The post is spec'd long. Swap it for a shorter one or set yout height and cut off the excess. Then you should still be able to drop the seat.

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    as has been said the post doesn't need to be visible at the bottom. there is a little hole in the seat tube bit about half way up (ish), as long as you can see the post through that then you have enough post in the frame.

    I might cut my post down a bit....but i rarely drop the saddle as I seem to need to know where the bike is by the saddle and it throws me out of its lower lol.

    Stu
    What exactly is a rigid hard tail?

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    ditto the post cutting thing

    If you adjust the post to maxium ideal riding length, mark the "excess" on the bottom, and cut it off, you should have 3" or so of adjustment. I drop my seat for knarly sections on occation, and while I can't slam it all the way, I can lower it enough to move all around the bike without worrying about it.

    I used to feel this was a problem of interupted seat tube designs, but I never even think of it as an issue anymore. *shrug*
    Bicycling is politics by other means.

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    i use one of these...http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...x?ModelID=6114 .....problem solved...

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    nearly 5" of love, use it!

    IMO dropping the seat for decents is something of the past (hard tail) days. riding my old hard tail i used to drop the seat religiously for decents. with the FS bikes that we are riding now the bike is so much more forgiving that having your butt hit the seat off a drop isn't the day ending painful event it used to be. hell, i spend WAY more time in the saddle now and can ride longer and have more fun. i don't have to waste a bunch of energy out of the saddle to keep my nether region in tact!

    i do tend to lower my seat an inch or so for gnarly stuff, but it is rare and i am still learning the capabilities of my bike.

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