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    Krampus with setback or straight seatpost?

    Building up my Krampus this month and thinking about seatpost offset or not.

    Everybody makes trailbikes with steep seatangle (74 or sometimes 75 degrees), Surly gave the Krampus a slack 72,5 degree *and* a setback seatpost.

    I wonder: is there a reason for sitting more over the rear wheel on a Krampus? Does Surly know something others don't know?

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    The large wheels mean chainstays have to be a bit longer. Maybe it's mostly compensating for this? With a slack seat tube and setback post wheelies are easier.

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    Unless you have extremely long arms/upper body, I'd suggest a seatpost without any offset. The TT on the Krampus is long and a straight seatpost should work fine..

    Saul is 100% correct, as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DerBergschreck View Post
    Building up my Krampus this month and thinking about seatpost offset or not.

    Everybody makes trailbikes with steep seatangle (74 or sometimes 75 degrees), Surly gave the Krampus a slack 72,5 degree *and* a setback seatpost.

    I wonder: is there a reason for sitting more over the rear wheel on a Krampus? Does Surly know something others don't know?


    I use a seatback seatpost and it works fine with my Brooks B17.

    You have to get the saddle to the correct spot relative to the BB for your body. Whether you need a setback seatpost on the Krampus to do this depends on your body and the length of the saddle rails.
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    Use a setback seat post to adjust the lower half of your body relative to the crank/pedal. Reach adjustments should be made with the stem length and frame size.

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    Woops. Double post deleted.

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