Raleigh Evo 2 Longer Seatpost Needed

TimWinters

Regular
Location
Northumberland
Hi all,

I purchased my Raleigh second hand in 2020 to ease the boredom of lockdown and regain some much needed fitness. I am enjoying riding the bike apart from that I could do with a longer seatpost. The current post is 30.4 mm wide and 550mm long. I could really do with a 600mm. I have searched with no luck. there are plenty Brompton/Dahon posts at this length but nothing as narrow as 30.4.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
 

Rusty Rocket

Active Member
Out of interest how tall are you?
 
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TimWinters

TimWinters

Regular
Location
Northumberland
I will eventually buy a new one but for now, even eith the seatpost issue, the Raleigh Evo is ok to get fit again and build up distance.

Ive been looking around online and I am favouring Tern at the moment from their published specifications there will be more than enough adjustment. I have looked at the Tilt 900 from Decathlon which should geve me 1 to 1 1/2 inch more adjustment than the Raleigh which may be just enough. However I do like Tern Link (C or D8). I like that I can get spares and lots of accessories from Tern.
 

Kell

Über Member
That Tilt 900 looks decent from the website.

I'd have no problem recommending B Twin bikes either. I had (still have) a B Twin Triban 3. It was my first road bike (in something like 35 years) and I didn't want to spend a huge amount. At the time, they were £300 new and consistently won the best bike under £500 even against bikes costing £499.

I bought mine SH for £115, and nothing's gone wrong on it, it's been absolutely fine to ride. I got offered the chance to buy my Brother in law's old Carbon Bike which is the only real reason I've stopped riding it. If I put on decent wheels, it may even be comparable speed wise for someone like me.
 
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TimWinters

TimWinters

Regular
Location
Northumberland
That Tilt 900 looks decent from the website.

I'd have no problem recommending B Twin bikes either. I had (still have) a B Twin Triban 3. It was my first road bike (in something like 35 years) and I didn't want to spend a huge amount. At the time, they were £300 new and consistently won the best bike under £500 even against bikes costing £499.

I bought mine SH for £115, and nothing's gone wrong on it, it's been absolutely fine to ride. I got offered the chance to buy my Brother in law's old Carbon Bike which is the only real reason I've stopped riding it. If I put on decent wheels, it may even be comparable speed wise for someone like me.
Yes, It does look good for the money. what really interests me is the 9 speed cassette. I live in a hilly area so it would be good to have a choice of adding very low gearing to enable me to venture out further. And, for the price I can do any conversion and not spend a fortune. When Decathlon reopens in my area I'm hoping they have stock so I can have a good look. Then all I need to do is wait until Tern bikes arrive in my LBS to compare both.
 
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