Posted by: syncro
Another thing that can help is putting the bolt or quick release cam on the opposite side of the split in the seat tube. This tends to not put extra force on that single point and create uneven clamping pressure.
I believe this Trance has 2 splits in the tube actually to further help even out the clamp pressure. The seat clamp area seems over engineered to me and is the least aesthetically pleasing part of the frames, and at least in this case, flipping the proprietary seat clamp would make it look real bad.
My frame is a medium, and I have it slammed as far as it will go in the frame. It leaves about 7mm on the post. The height works just well enough for me that I don't need to shim the post down to 170mm.
Initial impressions are neat on the bike. It feels like the top end of the suspension is under sprung, but mid-end stroke is way more progressive than expected.