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    seat post orientation

    quick noob question.

    is the seatpost supposed to point forward or backwards( the curved part). On my raleigh the post is pointed back and on my kona the post is pointed forward.

    is it just preference?


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    The curved part?

    If the seatpost has offset, on a mountain bike it's almost always to the rear. In fact, on most posts, flipping it won't allow the front of the seat to depress enough. Most likely the seatpost on your Kona was installed wrong.

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    thank you! the posts are shaped like seven's. the part that the seat attaches to is what i'm referring to.

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    while it is correct to have the offset pointed to the rear of the bike and it is done this way 99% of the time, I have seen it done the other way too. In fact Emily Batty (pro Trek World Racer) was running her Bontrager XXX lite seatpost backwards last year on her Top Fuel. In her case it is more of a fit thing. Trying to get a 5 foot chick onto a FS frame takes some creative fitting. So yeah it can be done if needed. But it's most likely that it will fit you better the standard way

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    I <3 Emily Batty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad mechanic View Post
    I <3 Emily Batty.
    Don't we all?......but seriously hands off. She's mine

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    I run a few of my offset post forward and have not had any issues with it, and some are adjustable post. In fact I asked Rick at KS on one of the ride if I can do it, he said go for it.

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    ok so its just a fit and preference thing then

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    One thing to consider - if you run the seatpost backwards, you will endo to the rear instead of the usual frontward direction. Shouldn't be a problem if you're aware and expecting it.
    Use it, use it, use it while you still have it.

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