'Lay back' seat posts? Why?

domtyler

Über Member
They are to create a more stretched out position on the bike.
 

Fab Foodie

hanging-on in quiet desperation ...
If you have a relatively long body compared to your legs, you may need to sit further behind the BB to get a good balanced position compared to somebody more "normally" proportioned. If you use TT and stem length then you'll end-up with lots of weight on your arms, so some of us find layback posts pretty useful.
My TCR has quite a layback post as it has quite an upright Seat-tube. My Brooks saddle sits on the layback post almost as far back as poss. Stem length is 100mm, I'm very comfy!
 

girofan

New Member
If you have a relatively long body compared to your legs, you may need to sit further behind the BB to get a good balanced position compared to somebody more "normally" proportioned.
Also if you are tall and have a long thigh bone. It keeps your knee over the pedal spindle, instead of in front.
 
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