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    Set back seat post >30mm

    I need a set back seat post and I'm not seeing anything greater than 30mm. I know I've seen pictures of bikes with seat posts that are bent and set back what looks like more than an inch. What might those be called so that I can find one?

    My bike comes with a 20mm set back by default, so after deciding that I need more it kind of limits my options . A better fitting bike is in the not so distant future, but in the mean time I'd like to stop bending rails on my seats from setting them back too far.

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    ibeam?

    Perhaps an I beam seatpost and saddle would work?
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    Inch a quarter is about all you get. I do not know of, nor ever heard of a seatpost with a setback greater than 30mm, 20mm is about average. Look for a seat with longer rails. Get a custom seatpost(big money).

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    There's the Velo-Orange Grand Cru seatpost, with just over 30mm setback. Looks like a nice post, but only available in 27.2x300mm.

    http://store.velo-orange.com/index.p...g-setback.html

    The bent post you're referring to might be the discontinued Titec Hell Bent post. You could try ebay for this one. Other posts with lots of setback include the Raceface XY and a number of Easton posts from a few years back (see pic).
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    Google angled seat post
    That should get you lots of possibilities.
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    Thanks everyone for the replies. It's looking as if 30mm is about the most I can get out of current, traditional style seat posts. I did look up the I-Beam system and it looks like it would work perfectly for me. But, even though I-Beam components are available... when I visit the SDG website it hasn't been updated since 2007! That has me a little concerned. OTOH, the Bel Air ST saddle and matching seat post are only $100 combined - a relatively small investment. And the saddle only weighs 210 grams.

    Is there some terrible flaw in the I-Beam system? I read about the broken saddles but it's my understanding they fixed that issue with new materials for the rail.

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    Didn't Thomson's setback post put the bend lower?

    Rivendell makes a seatpost for dealing with frames with too-steep seat tubes.

    http://www.rivbike.com/products/show...x-250mm/11-048

    Give the description a close reading. I notice it's not a very long seatpost, which could be a problem for a lot MTB frames. Also, one diameter available.
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    It may be cheaper and easier to just get a longer stem until you can get that better-fitting bike. Or wider bars should make you feel like you put a longer stem on.

    A super lay-back post puts you behind the pedals, which may make it feel funny... like pedalling a recumbant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheelspeed View Post
    It may be cheaper and easier to just get a longer stem until you can get that better-fitting bike.
    I'm thinking this is probably my best choice. I should just put the money saved towards a new bike.

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    Titec El Norte S-Bent seatpost gives 50mm of setback. Although they seem to be getting hard to find. I've had mine for years and like it a lot. Even has infinite seat tilt adjustment.

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    Yup, that's the one I remember seeing in a picture. There's two on ebay right now but they're both 27.2 and I need 31.6 .

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    You can buy a shim to make it work for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheelspeed View Post
    It may be cheaper and easier to just get a longer stem until you can get that better-fitting bike. Or wider bars should make you feel like you put a longer stem on.

    A super lay-back post puts you behind the pedals, which may make it feel funny... like pedalling a recumbant.
    Longer stem will not change the distance from the center of the saddle to the center of bb

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavlov0032 View Post
    Longer stem will not change the distance from the center of the saddle to the center of bb
    I think that's why he suggested it, because it doesn't push you back... Just makes room on the bike.

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