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Old 18th September 2021
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You may find that seat + position impractical. As the coil springs compress, you slide off the back. That's why seats are usually angled up in the rear, have a raised back, or both.
Was gonna say the same thing, I swapped out the saddle on my hardtail for a wider one but it didn't have the kickup in the rear and I definitely slide back now when I get on the throttle.
Also, be careful about how you position the mounts for the hairpin springs because if they are twisted the metal will bend and fatigue.
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