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|My Gunnar Sport and Poor ole' Joe|
Brooks Saddles, like the one on my Gunnar Sport, tend to move you forward on the bike.
Paul Component Engineering has a solution to help move your Brooks Saddle back a bit. Their Tall & Handsome seatpost features 26mm of set back, while 20mm is standard on most seatposts with set back.
Originally I had a Thompson Seatpost with 15mm of set back. I knew I wanted to move back a little on this bike. After installing the Paul's Seatpost, and gaining 11mm more of set back, I put a 10mm shorter stem on the bike. Next I took the bike for a hilly 20 mile ride. A couple of quick stops to adjust the angle of the saddle and I was right were I wanted to be on the bike. At the end of the ride I knew it was set up just right.
The Gunnar Sport has 700x25mm tires on it. It's amazing how much smoother ride a bike has with just 2mm wider tires. Another gain from the tires is more confidence when cornering. At the end of my ride I wanted to keep going, but sunset told me it was time to park the bike.
The Tall & Handsome is a wonderful seatpost to use with a Brooks Saddle. Try it, you'll like it!
Tech Info For The Tall & Handsome Seatpost:
The Paul Component Engineering Tall & Handsome Seatpost is available in silver anodized, black anodized and high polished finishes. The seatpost on the Gunnar Sport has a silver anodized finish. Click here to go to the Paul Component Engineering web site.
|Gunnar Sport with a Paul's Tall & Handsome Seatpost|
|Paul engraved into the top of the seatpost|
|The Paul Component's Tall & Handsome Seatpost, made in the USA|
|My Gunnar Sport and the Locomotive at Tanglewood Park|