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    The first 50mm setback seatpost I’ve seen

    Recently bought another road bike(Fuji cross 1.1 actually with slick 32mms) with a smaller top tube and shorter stem than normal and this is the biggest setback seatpost I’ve ever been able to find. Been to China and back on the web where I discovered this item. Nowhere have I seen more setback. Fsa k-force lite I think was most at only 35mm and always expensive. And maybe there’s the el guapo or something for trick bikes but was out of consideration for me because I think its weight would be upsetting


    I can’t seem to link the eBay store with it but if you search 3k Carbon seatpost setback 50mm it's there.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/3K-Carbon-F...D1rXaCpq9kX0_A
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    A $44 carbon fiber seatpost? I would run in the other direction, seriously.
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    I’ve had many. Seriously u should reconsider

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    Quote Originally Posted by hummina shadeeba View Post
    Recently bought another road bike(Fuji cross 1.1 actually with slick 32mms) with a smaller top tube and shorter stem than normal and this is the biggest setback seatpost I’ve ever been able to find. Been to China and back on the web where I discovered this item. Nowhere have I seen more setback. Fsa k-force lite I think was most at only 35mm and always expensive. And maybe there’s the el guapo or something for trick bikes but was out of consideration for me because I think its weight would be upsetting


    I can’t seem to link the eBay store with it but if you search 3k Carbon seatpost setback 50mm it's there.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/3K-Carbon-F...D1rXaCpq9kX0_A
    Do you understand basic tenents of fit? How reach is derived...through setback, top tube and stem length? Why seat tube angle matters? Why saddle setback matters? Why too much setback is problematic to rotating one's pelvis? Why riding too much setback changes the bike's weight distribution and puts more weight on the rear wheel adversely affecting handling?

    You chose the bike with top tube length and sta. Do you know why its almost impossible to find a seat post with more than 35mm setback in the industry?

    I just want to see if you know what you are doing. So far, doesn't seem like it. Its not like the bike you chose is high end. You can flip it on Craigslist or give it to a friend and buy a bike that fits you properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hummina shadeeba View Post
    I’ve had many. Seriously u should reconsider
    Seriously, if you don't already have one, you should buy a good insurance policy of you are going to use cheap knock-off brand carbon products.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lombard View Post
    Seriously, if you don't already have one, you should buy a good insurance policy of you are going to use cheap knock-off brand carbon products.
    You are painting with too broad of a brush.

    Plenty of Chinese carbon is perfectly fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lombard View Post
    Seriously, if you don't already have one, you should buy a good insurance policy of you are going to use cheap knock-off brand carbon products.
    "Seriously" - you aren't being more than a tad over dramatic are you? I have personally broken at least 3 name brand top shelf seat posts on my mtn bike over the years due to poorly designed seat clamps. In each case as the seat fell away, it gave plenty of warning for me to instinctively lift my butt up to protect the crown jewels from a jagged claw. In all three instances, I stopped to retrieve the seat, and continued with my ride - simply riding out of the saddle. I didn't even cut the rides short. While there is a risk of injury with almost any bike component failure, seat post failure is relatively minor compared to stem, bar, fork, crank, pedal or chain failures - all of which will usually send you to the deck real fast.

    As 11spd alludes, a 50mm setback does lead one to wonder about fit and handling issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RHankey View Post
    "Seriously" - you aren't being more than a tad over dramatic are you? I have personally broken at least 3 name brand top shelf seat posts on my mtn bike over the years due to poorly designed seat clamps. In each case as the seat fell away, it gave plenty of warning for me to instinctively lift my butt up to protect the crown jewels from a jagged claw. In all three instances, I stopped to retrieve the seat, and continued with my ride - simply riding out of the saddle. I didn't even cut the rides short. While there is a risk of injury with almost any bike component failure, seat post failure is relatively minor compared to stem, bar, fork, crank, pedal or chain failures - all of which will usually send you to the deck real fast.

    As 11spd alludes, a 50mm setback does lead one to wonder about fit and handling issues.
    You are correct, plenty of warning when they start to let go.

    Someone in this thread is being a drama queen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by factory feel View Post

    Someone in this thread is being a drama queen.
    Oh No, here goes the thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    Oh No, here goes the thread.
    I know but seriously, plenty of good carbon comes from China.

    I have a few pairs of light bicycle company wheels direct from Xiamen on mtb. Bikes and they are more than ok.

    Frankly I find it misleading and disingenuous at best to state “all” Chinese unbranded products are inferior.

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    I've had a few china seat posts. One is on my MTB and another is on my cross bike. No issues. They're pretty well made. I've had less issues with them than some name brand posts. But then my MTB and cross bike also have china frames too
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    Quote Originally Posted by factory feel View Post
    I know but seriously, plenty of good carbon comes from China.

    I have a few pairs of light bicycle company wheels direct from Xiamen on mtb. Bikes and they are more than ok.

    Frankly I find it misleading and disingenuous at best to state “all” Chinese unbranded products are inferior.
    Your last sentence is true. Of course some are ok and others are suspect. Reason for branding is expectation. Based upon a given brand, 'generally' you can expect a certain level of performance and durability/reliability. This is 'unknown' without a brand, no matter where a product is made. It in fact lowers accountability.

    I could reverse engineer a product and sell it on ebay. It maybe perfectly fine or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by factory feel View Post
    Someone in this thread is being a drama queen.
    There you go again, back down into the gutter. I shouldn't have expected any less from you, FF.

    Have you forgotten about this thread:

    https://forums.roadbikereview.com/wh...ml#post5042912

    1) Light
    2) Strong
    3) Cheap

    Pick two.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lombard View Post

    1) Light
    2) Strong
    3) Cheap

    Pick two.


    While it is a popular saying it's also a false dilemma. Why is it only three options and why can we only pick two of them?

    Why can't it be:

    Light
    Strong
    Cheap
    Good looking

    How many do we get to pick from those?

    Or even:

    Light
    Strong
    Cheap
    Good looking
    Easy to use

    Now how many picks do we get? What if I added non-stick? Or the next 5 callers get two for the price of one?

    Fact is that it's just a catchy phrase.
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    Quote Originally Posted by craiger_ny View Post
    While it is a popular saying it's also a false dilemma. Why is it only three options and why can we only pick two of them?

    Why can't it be:

    Light
    Strong
    Cheap
    Good looking

    How many do we get to pick from those?

    Or even:

    Light
    Strong
    Cheap
    Good looking
    Easy to use

    Now how many picks do we get? What if I added non-stick? Or the next 5 callers get two for the price of one?

    Fact is that it's just a catchy phrase.
    I guess in the would of unicorns, you could have all three and more.

    Now back down to reality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lombard View Post
    I guess in the would of unicorns, you could have all three and more.

    Now back down to reality.
    Whose reality?
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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    Whose reality?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lombard View Post
    I guess in the would of unicorns, you could have all three and more.

    Now back down to reality.
    It's a decent general rule of thumb, I get that. I imagine that certain attributes, including but not limited to the ones that you identify, raise some level of concern for a number of us. But it isn't a hard and fast rule. That's all I'm saying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by craiger_ny View Post
    It's a decent general rule of thumb, I get that. I imagine that certain attributes, including but not limited to the ones that you identify, raise some level of concern for a number of us. But it isn't a hard and fast rule. That's all I'm saying.
    Well as the saying goes, "The race isn't necessarily to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that's the way to bet".
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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    Oh No, here goes the thread.
    No, there goes the poster. Continue on.

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    50mm is a lot of set back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coolhand View Post
    No, there goes the poster. Continue on.
    Whew! Thank you Coolhand!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 11spd View Post
    Do you understand basic tenents of fit? How reach is derived...through setback, top tube and stem length? Why seat tube angle matters? Why saddle setback matters? Why too much setback is problematic to rotating one's pelvis? Why riding too much setback changes the bike's weight distribution and puts more weight on the rear wheel adversely affecting handling?

    You chose the bike with top tube length and sta. Do you know why its almost impossible to find a seat post with more than 35mm setback in the industry?

    I just want to see if you know what you are doing. So far, doesn't seem like it. Its not like the bike you chose is high end. You can flip it on Craigslist or give it to a friend and buy a bike that fits you properly.
    I will not be giving my new 1700$ bike to a friend. It fits great. It fits different than the last 30 road bikes I’ve had. I’m trying something different: not as stretched out with shorter reach bars, top tube, and stem and further back seat. I find it makes for a more comfortable position while seated wiggling through tight traffic and when out of the saddle I’m less constrained by bumping the saddle. If you’re stuck in rigid ideas of fitting try something new and you might find it works well for you. You could call it your gravel bike or something. If u really want to go to a laid back position you could call it your recumbent


    There’s a lot of unbranded or lesser known stuff that comes from China that’s great. I’ve owned 3 carbon road frames with no brand on them and I liked them more than the branded trek or Ridley carbon I’ve also had.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lombard View Post
    a $44 carbon fiber seatpost? I would run in the other direction, seriously.
    ^^^^^exactly this!^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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