Technical FAQ: Trek Madone seatcap setback

  • By Lennard Zinn
  • Published Aug. 11, 2009
  • Updated Aug. 15, 2010 at 8:31 PM EDT

Can you buy that seatcap?


Dear Lennard,

On the cover of a recent VeloNews, it appears that Taylor Phinney is riding a Madone seatcap not offered by Trek. The seatcap has a bulge and more setback than models currently available. Any insider info on the post? Will it be offered to the general public? I ask, because of my weird body shape I need more setback than the current 10mm.

Answer from Trek

We have made a few 30mm offset caps for athletes, but will not be offering to public at this time. Standard options are 10mm forward, 5mm and 20mm back.

Tyler Pilger

Trek Bicycles

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Lennard Zinn

Lennard Zinn

Our longtime technical writer joined VeloNews in 1987. He is also a framebuilder, a former U.S. National Team rider, and author of many bicycle books, including Zinn and the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance and Zinn and the Art of Road Bike Maintenance, as well as Zinn and the Art of Triathlon Bikes and Zinn's Cycling Primer: Maintenance Tips and Skill Building for Cyclists. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in physics from Colorado College. Readers can send brief technical questions to Ask LZ.

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