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carbon seatpostsGene_al
Apr 18, 2001 4:52 AM
Anyone have any suggestions on the best carbon seatpost? I've heard good things about Easton. Any other recommendations? Thanks in advance.
re: carbon
Apr 18, 2001 7:25 AM
I just put a U.S.E. Alien carbon post on my Cannondale. This thing is light as a feather and holds the seat like a vise. If you can get over the price, it might be a good option for you.
Avoid the Lookpmf
Apr 18, 2001 7:59 AM
I haven't been real thrilled with mine. It looks cool and has lots of fore and aft adjustment, but the bolt has a tendency to creak. Its a bit over-priced for what it is too.

What about that super lightweight post (USE Alien)? Get that an dthe new SLR saddle and drop a fair amount of weight off your bike (if you're into that).

FWIW, I can tell no difference in the ride of a bike with an aluminium vs. a carbon seatpost.
Look not badtrx0x
Apr 18, 2001 11:11 AM
I've been using a Look ergo post for the last 6 years with no problems; have absolutely no problems with a creaking bolt. I do agree that it is a bit over priced, but it has gone down a bit since I bought mine. The main reason I got it (beside the fact that it's a perfect match for my Look frame) is the fairly large amount of fore/aft adjustment; I can get a really forward position for a TT, and a good laid back road position, all from the same post.

Alien and SLRDog
Apr 18, 2001 12:03 PM
Just got my Alien to put on my 'climbing' bike. My Alien and the SLR together weigh 273 grams (135/138), lighter than some saddles alone (my Flite Ti is 243).

I like the mechanism, but from appearances, these things won't take much abuse.

Alien and SLRgwilliams
Apr 19, 2001 3:52 AM
What is the set back on the Alien, I currently using a Thomson with no set back, also have SLR on order.

I've been using a Wound-Up. It's fine, although, as is commonbill
Apr 18, 2001 12:02 PM
I think with many higher-end posts, it has cerrations on both sides of the clamping mechanism that mesh, so that you cannot attain infinite saddle angles. My saddle is maybe a couple of degrees down, and I can't get it precisely level (the error is more the other way), as I could with the $30 American Classic. Go figure.
Other than that, it's cool enough looking, plenty sturdy, and it keeps the saddle under me, although I don't think that carbon adds squat to ride comfort, by the way.
Alien USEr here...biknben
Apr 18, 2001 3:28 PM
It's crazy light and the clamp holds solid so far. USE has put a lot of effort into their clamps. The older clamp design was notoriously flimsy. They've made a big improvement with the Alien clamp.
try pedalforce.comR800
Apr 20, 2001 5:35 PM
Just bought a pedal force carbon post. At 165 grams, its not the lightest but at 69.00 plus shipping, I'll bet its the cheapest.....check it out at