Does anyone know if seatposts become unsafe if they are over a certain length?
I’m pretty tall, 200cm+ and need to extend my seatpost probably 2-3 inches. I know I have to leave a certain length of the post within the frame but I’d assume the longer the exposed length the weaker it would be.
Don’t go past the ‘safe insertion point’. If you need more length, buy a longer seatpost.
should be markings on your post. dont put it up past that and youll be safe
Yeah, most seatposts are marked with a “Max” or equivalent, correct?
and i think that it should be far enough in that it’s below the bottom of your top tube, otherwise you might damage the frame.
I’d even go further in if you’re that tall.
I damaged the lug on great bike by extending the seatpost out too much, thankful I didn’t crack the tube- it was a hard lesson to learn.
You could go for a 410mm post like a thomson where you’ll get the extra length you need without too much weight. Pricey but worth it
from one giraffe to another I would echo hamishfs comments. go a bit further than the min insertion line ( say 20 mm), the extra moment generated from a longer post can flog out the frame.
but not to state te obvious too harshly… do you need a larger frame?