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Does anybody use a zero off-set seat post on their Epic. The nose or front portion of the seat on my 2009 Epic falls a little behind my sit bones with the stock 3/4" off set seat post. It feels like I'm sitting on the center of the seat where the nose and wide seat pads come together instead of planting my seat bones on the seat pads. Also I feel too stretched out, like I’m reaching for the handle bars.
 

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I use an offset on my Epic.

What is your height and what size is the frame?

What legnth is the stem?

Perhaps you can move the saddle forward?
 

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Does anybody use a zero off-set seat post on their Epic. The nose or front portion of the seat on my 2009 Epic falls a little behind my sit bones with the stock 3/4" off set seat post. It feels like I'm sitting on the center of the seat where the nose and wide seat pads come together instead of planting my seat bones on the seat pads. Also I feel too stretched out, like I'm reaching for the handle bars.
Yes, I do. I ride a 2009 Marathon Carbon and have found that, for the riding that I do (fast XC), I need to be further forward on the bike. The standard setup on the non-S-Works bikes is more of a "trail tune" setup, which doesn't work for me. I'm 181cm, ride a Large, and use a 100mm Specialized Carbon (road) stem.

After a fair amount of thought, I ditched the off-set post and went with the Specialized S-Works post. That improved things, and so I went the whole way with a Next SL post. I like the setup. I'm still looking for a slightly more forward position, but am pretty happy with the current setup.
 

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I ride with a Easton EC90 zero on my epic 03. I also find that the thomson offset post that the bike originally came with was way to laid back and I also was sitting incorrectly on the seat and lead to strain on my ass and legs during pedaling. Use the plum line hanging from bottom of knee cap to pedal spindle test if you want to correctly fit your for/aft of seat position.
 
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