Re: Lay back seatpost - with or without support?
Lets face it, layback posts can bend. So far I have had good luck by being a little careful. The lower the post sits in the frame the stronger it is. Also don't lay them back too far. Its all about the overhung load and length of the leverage arm. Moving the seat back just 3" makes all the difference in the world. Moving it back 4-6" and you'll bend the post over time. Adding a gusset helps but then you can't move the seat post all the way down. They are cheap anyway, so if you bend one then buy another. Oh, starting with a good chrome moly post helps.