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    Lowest Seatpost Seat Combo

    I got short legs so every inch counts. haha I'm talking about the seatpost/seat combo height... I'm looking to get a little bit more clearance. My shorts hook onto my seat from time to time when moving behind my seat and back which scares the crap out of me.

    Someone suggested using a bmx style pivotal seatpost and seat combo. Anyone have experience with these? Is this the best solution for what I'm looking for?

    I was thinking of maybe even experimenting with this triathalon seatpost and running it backwards so the seat is racked back...
    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...+Seatpost.aspx

    Any ideas? Thanks.

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    sounds like you need a smaller frame more than anything

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    yeah dude sounds like you just need a smaller frame. but my ea30 post and wtb shadow can get pretty low.

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    Ziptie the seat right to the frame!

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    I use a pivotal on my BMX bike and I love it! I also designed my own clamping mechanism for my post, you can find it here

    https://bmx.transworld.net/100007688...dge-seat-post/

    This could give you some clearance also, if you got ballsy enough to cut your frame!

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    was going to say, pivotal with a flush-style post (almost no flare) is probably as low as you're going to get. I know the DMR lockjaw comes in mtb sizes (27.2 specifically, easy to find shims for that). get a super thin saddle, and destroy your butt.

    alternatively, maybe try to find some shorts that fit better?

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    I've seen some pretty low Thompson/WTB Silverado set ups. I think it's lower than some Pivotals... My friend took his Pivotal post to a machine shop and had them turn it on a lathe to get it even lower. Now they make some really stubby ones that have no machining to them, but good luck finding a shim.

    The newer I-beam posts slam pretty low too, but seriously, what bike are you on?
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    SDG I-Beams offer a ton of adjustability. You might want to try one of those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khemical
    SDG I-Beams offer a ton of adjustability. You might want to try one of those.
    That's what I'm using, I would definitely recommend it.

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    Have you considered just the saddle your using. Some are easier to get behind than others. Also as someone else mentioned have a look at the shorts your wearing.

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    Unless you lathe down the Pivotal post, it cannot be slammed. The seats are not exactly low either.

    My Thomson post with a Selle roadie saddle is over 3/4" lower than the same post with a WTB saddle.

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    I have a cut down ibeam post I can sell you if you want to find a cheap belair for it. Definitly a low combo.

    http://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/491063/
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    Quote Originally Posted by XSL_WiLL
    Unless you lathe down the Pivotal post, it cannot be slammed. The seats are not exactly low either.

    My Thomson post with a Selle roadie saddle is over 3/4" lower than the same post with a WTB saddle.
    There are slammable options as well, such as these:

    http://www.danscomp.com/products.php...EATPOSTPIVOTAL
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    Sounds like you F'd up on the frame-sizing there buddy

    But yeah, doesn't get much lower than a slammed pivotal.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by davesauvageau
    There are slammable options as well, such as these:

    http://www.danscomp.com/products.php...EATPOSTPIVOTAL
    Did you see what size those were?

    The seat tube of you typical MTB starts around 27.2 I.D. Stubby posts like these are much smaller and finding a shim for it is problematic at best... If you can find one, cool. Good luck!
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    wow just got back in from a trip to all these helpful suggestions! i'm taking a look at all your suggestions now...thanks guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 67rider
    I got short legs so every inch counts. haha I'm talking about the seatpost/seat combo height... I'm looking to get a little bit more clearance. My shorts hook onto my seat from time to time when moving behind my seat and back which scares the crap out of me

    Try less baggy shorts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Cliffy
    Did you see what size those were?

    The seat tube of you typical MTB starts around 27.2 I.D. Stubby posts like these are much smaller and finding a shim for it is problematic at best... If you can find one, cool. Good luck!
    I know that, but Macneil makes a 27.2 post. I'm not dumb, I just expected you to be able to find other sizes. Several companies are making 27.2 pivotal posts or larger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davesauvageau
    I know that, but Macneil makes a 27.2 post. I'm not dumb, I just expected you to be able to find other sizes. Several companies are making 27.2 pivotal posts or larger.
    I have a 27.2 Ceneca, but there aren't any "stubby" 27.2 Pivotals... If you find one, post it here cause I want it.
    Quote Originally Posted by kidwoo
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