Reverb with a seatpost shim
iolo – Member
There was a spanish guy who did something like that.
He trashed his frame.
The thread went on forever and I got bored of reading it after a bit.
Check with the manufacturer.
I’m sure someone will point you to the thread if you ask.
I put a link to that thread in my earlier post, it was a Devinci frame.
Some frame manufacturers seem to recommend at least 4 inches in the frame. I think the USE shims are 100mm, so very slightly under.
I’d definitely be speaking with the frame manufacturer, just to make sure.Posted 4 years agowonderchumpMember
I use a shim on a Cotic Soul with my reverb. Minimum insertion depth on the seat post is 10cm which is precisely the length of the USE shim (which I have) no issues after some big hits. I’m nowhere near the minimum insertion depth so I can’t see how there could be a problem.Posted 4 years agowwaswasSubscriber
Minimum insertion depth on the seat post is 10cm which is precisely the length of the USE shim (which I have) no issues after some big hits. I’m nowhere near the minimum insertion depth so I can’t see how there could be a problem.
the issue is the minimum insertion depth that the frame manufacturer specifies. If they say 120mm minimum seat post insert then anything less may lead to grief later on.
You’re probably ok with the Soul, though.Posted 4 years ago
Cotic, Santa Cruz and Turner all recommend a minimum of 100mm in the frame, but Liteville for example recommend 120mm.
After reading about the chap with the Devinci frame issue, I would be getting the manufacturer to confirm in writing such as on an e-mail.
A new correct size post would work out a lot cheaper than a new frame if there was an issue.
Syntace make a 140mm shim, have a look here. Don’t know if they make your size though.Posted 4 years ago
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