A rule of thumb is to leave no less than an inch below the top tube. But better yet, as nygeo said, contact the manufacturer. Also, there is almost certainly some other threads on the forums if you do a search. Theres bound to be more info for you.extensive said:is it alright if i cut the seatpost? i need to lower it about 1/4". how many inches need to be in the frame? i didnt know where else to post so why not here? it will save a few grams, i suppose.