seatposts: are road/ATB/MTB interchangeable?

seatposts: are road/ATB/MTB interchangeable?

Post by charlie dixo » Mon, 08 May 2000 04:00:00


Assuming that the post diameter size is the same, can you use a MTB
post for a road saddle, or do the rails differ is size or spacing?
Thanks.
 
 
 

seatposts: are road/ATB/MTB interchangeable?

Post by Mike Arnol » Mon, 08 May 2000 04:00:00

I do, so the answer has to be yes.

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Quote:
> Assuming that the post diameter size is the same, can you use a MTB
> post for a road saddle, or do the rails differ is size or spacing?
> Thanks.


 
 
 

seatposts: are road/ATB/MTB interchangeable?

Post by Jm12 » Mon, 08 May 2000 04:00:00

Quote:
>Assuming that the post diameter size is the same, can you use a MTB
>post for a road saddle, or do the rails differ is size or spacing?
>Thanks.

Yes you can use a MTB post with a road saddle.  Usually the big difference
between a MTB post and a road post is the lengthof the post.  MTB posts tend to
be longer.  As far as I know seat post rail sizing is pretty standard.  One of
the few things in cycling that is standard.  That said, I'm sure someone out
there will point out a non- standard seat :-)

John

"Everyday for us something new
Open mind for a different view
And nothing else matters"    Metallica 1991

 
 
 

seatposts: are road/ATB/MTB interchangeable?

Post by Pierre L » Tue, 09 May 2000 04:00:00

They pretty well have to be interchangeable, since many, if not the majority
of mtn bikes on the market share identical saddles with their road brethren
from the same manufacturer. If the seat post itself fits in the seat tube,
the only thing you need concern yourself with is that many mtn bike seat
posts don't have as much offset as road seat posts (some none at all -- ie
Thompson), so depending on the seat tube angle, you might not be able to get
your saddle back far enough with a mtn post on a road bike.

Pierre


Quote:
> >Assuming that the post diameter size is the same, can you use a MTB
> >post for a road saddle, or do the rails differ is size or spacing?
> >Thanks.

> Yes you can use a MTB post with a road saddle.  Usually the big difference
> between a MTB post and a road post is the lengthof the post.  MTB posts
tend to
> be longer.  As far as I know seat post rail sizing is pretty standard.
One of
> the few things in cycling that is standard.  That said, I'm sure someone
out
> there will point out a non- standard seat :-)

> John

> "Everyday for us something new
> Open mind for a different view
> And nothing else matters"    Metallica 1991