marg26

Inspired seatpost length

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A while back it occurred to me that most of the seat post used on my Console was redundant and I could saw most of it off but while window shopping on Tarty bikes I noticed they say a seatpost length less than 100mm invalidated the warranty on Inspired frames.

Will my frame collapse if I saw the seatpost down?

 

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They had an issue with a frame where someone had cut their post down super short, and there was a concern that that may have led to it breaking where it did.  As long as you don't go nuts with it you'll probably be fine (Y) 

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Wild idea: perhaps you could cut it down, but keep it over 100mm in length. Or would that be too obvious?

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Think 100mm is roughly the length it is now maybe slightly more. Just thought it seemed a bit unnecessary for a seatpost and saddle I only sit on when not riding. It's not a big deal. I watched the new Ben Travis bike build video and it reminded me about it.

 

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If the weight of an extra few mm of post is a concern over reliability, the Console is not for you. Honestly, it's negligible so you may as well just leave it if it's around that length at the mo :)

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So, I should probably say that the seatpost in my new bike build video was the same one i've been running in my 2019 Arcade for about a year, and with everything i've thrown at it (including many many crashes and awkward landings), i've had no issues with the frame or that junction of the frame.

The reason i cut it so short was for last years arcade I wanted to get it as light as possible when i first built it up (Carbon spacers, ti-bolts etc).

I'd leave it at the 100mm if i were you, i doubt you'd save much more weight trimming it down to where i have done.

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