Measuring seat post length

Alibran Posts: 370
edited May 2011 in MTB beginners
Just a quick question.

When measuring the length of a seatpost, where is the top point?

For example, on this seat post:
do you measure to the join where the straight part of the post joins the head, or to the fixings that hold the saddle rails?



  • cooldad
    cooldad Posts: 32,599
    Generally the shaft length, but does it really matter? If the measurement is that marginal get a longer post.
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  • Alibran
    Alibran Posts: 370
    Thanks for the answer.

    I asked the question because I needed to know the length of my current seatpost before I know what length I need.