You asked: How do I choose a bike seat post?

How do I know what size seatpost I need?

Different bicycles require different diameter seatposts. To find out the diameter of your seatpost, you must remove the seatpost from the bicycle frame and look for the size, which is stamped just below the “Minimum Insert” line toward the bottom. The number will be a three-digit number (such as 26.8 or 27.2 or 31.6).

Are bike seat posts universal?

While there are any number of post diameters out there, most modern road and MTB bike frames accept a seatpost of either 27.2mm in diameter (‘standard’), 30.9 or 31.6mm (‘oversize’). … You can use a shim to enable a 27.2mm seatpost fit into a frame taking a larger standard, but not vice-versa for obvious reasons.

What size is a Schwinn seat post?

These are what you need for your classic Schwinn bicycle. American made by Wald in 20.6mm diameter. The diameter at the top of the seatpost where seat rail clamp sits is modern 22.2mm diameter.

How do you measure a bike tube seat?

Seat tube length is measured from either the centre of the bottom bracket to where the top tube and seat tube meet (Centre-Centre or C-C) or to the top of the seat tube (Centre-Top or C-T).

Are Gel bike seats any good?

The downside to gel seats is that they aren’t the best for longer rides or more serious riders. If you ride a lot, the gel will get displaced over time and tend to wear down more quickly. Overall, they won’t last as long and might not be good for longer rides. … Some people view gel bike seats are “introductory saddles”.

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How do I know if a bike seat will fit my bike?

The easiest way to make sure a new seat will fit your existing seat post is to check that it also has two rails beneath the seat (if you are purchasing a brand new bicycle seat, it will do!). This seat post clamp design has become the most popular thanks to its reliability, strength and adjustability.

Can I put a longer seat post on my bike?

Though some brands like to play exception to the rule, the majority of bikes are designed to fit a seatpost of either 31.6mm or 27.2mm. … However, whilst you can always cut a seatpost that’s too long, you can’t add to the length if it’s too short.