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G'day,

I've noticed that many of the photos of carbon frames have the seatpost clamp reversed so the bolt is to the front of the bike (as opposed to pointing backwards). All of the bike shots on the Scott website have it reversed.

Has anyone got any info on why this is done? Im thinking it has something to do with where pressure is applied from the clamp??

Ryano.
 

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I think your theory is correct - you see it on alloy frames too. With the open end of the clamp away from the slot in the set tube, IIRC the theory is that the clamping force from the clamp is concentrated more evenly around the seat tube as opposed to right at the bolt and right on the slot.
 

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The bolt should go on the same side as the slot. Otherwise, friction between the clamp band and the seat tube could interfere with the function of the clamp. Certainly enough to screw up the finish on the frame, if not necessarily enough to cause problems with the seat post falling in.
 
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