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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:24 pm 
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I've often been told I have an uncommon physique. No complaints yet! That said...

The set back on a TCO is about 25mm, on a Suntour XC post, only about 15mm. A Turbo saddle has 85mm of space on the rails....that seems well within the range of 'normal' if clamping mid-rail to sliding the saddle back further.

What frames do you propose would be appropriate for all the non-set back 1980-90s IRD, Syncros, Cook Bros, Dean, Litespeed, Kona, and Ringle seatposts?


Like I said, FCW specified setback seatposts. FCW has long stays so if you want the bike to handle and weight the wheels as designed you will use one. Although the Turbo has relatively long rails they are positioned under the saddle towards the rear compared to a WTB SST which has shorter rails that are positioned such that you can actually move the saddle 10mm back farther than a turbo.

RE-garding your other question, some of the Kona's came with non setback seatpost but they did not have 17.5" seatstays.......

People make non-setback seatposts because people buy them, most because they want a shorter cockpit and are clueless as to how setback is used to weight the bike & position you over the bottom bracket . IMO for the Wicked that is a mistake as it was designed around a setback seatpost. Owning one I agree. Give it a try , you might be surprised.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:27 am 
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I hear what you are sayin', but I think the millimeter minutiae is more an issue for road bikes where you are stuck in the saddle and not body English'n down or up a trail.

Off road I am more often than not unweighing the saddle (or getting behind it if need be). On an MTB I am only likely to be sitting when climbing, and then being slightly forward can be part of the plan.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:37 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:30 pm 
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i like the original salsa stem better. what's your reasoning for the stem choice and using with a threadless to threaded adapter???


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:45 pm 
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Threadless to threaded adapter is no where to be seen. Threaded fork, two-nut stem, and quill stem.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:00 pm 
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my bad… that yellow atac stem looks like it was a threadless. :?

guess the stem base chunkiness, and what looked like a stem cap setup on top threw me off. :roll: hence why i still say the salsa stem looks more suited for the build. ;)


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:06 pm 
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ATAC are pretty chunky. And there is a 5mm spacer left for the possibility of suing a hanger in the future/if I used a different stem.

The Salsa was nice, but wanted some neon :) I still have it and a few others kicking around though. Maybe in the next rebuild.


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