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Carbon Fiber SeatpostsBirddog
Aug 22, 2001 6:18 AM
I'm looking for feedback from owners of carbon fiber seatposts. Adjustability, price, source, strength, and most importantly, WOULD YOU BUY IT AGAIN?
re: Carbon Fiber SeatpostsKen
Aug 22, 2001 7:16 AM
I've got a 28mm 160 gram Selcof on my bike. I weigh 170lbs. This seatpost came with the bike. Based on using this seatpost for 3500ks I wouldn't hesitate getting another one. A Ti one would also be a good choice.

re: Carbon Fiber Seatpostsmackgoo
Aug 22, 2001 7:17 AM
My name is Bruce, and I'm a Campyholic. I have a Campy Record carbon fiber. I've had no problems, the quality is excellent. I picked it up brand new off E bay for less than 90$.
Please I don't mean to offend anyone, my start was sort of a joke, not meaning to belittle the program that made that intro famous. I was accused of being a Campyholic the other day so I thought if the shoe fits, wear it.
From one Record Carbon Fibre user...Cima Coppi
Aug 22, 2001 7:59 AM
My record CF seatpost was sent to me by mistake. I actually ordered a Campy Ti seatpost, and received the CF post. So far I cannot say I have any compliants about the post. I am concerned about any long term issues pertaining to not being able to lubricate the seat tube, as it will damage the post. This post does not have as much setback as previous Campy posts I've owned, but this is no big deal for me. It's extremely light, and so far, has been very durable.

Would I buy it again?? Well, I wanted a Ti post to begin with and got this one, so actually I'd probably go back to the Ti if this one ever fails. I'll try to keep it as long as possible.

I cracked by Record postDave Hickey
Aug 22, 2001 10:01 AM
I cracked my Record post by over tightening the seatpost bolt. There is a small hairline crack in the clearcoat about 1cm long. I'm afraid to ride it so I put my alloy post back on. I admit it's my fault and not the post, but I never cracked an alloy post by over tightening. Don't get me wrong, I'm a big fan of carbon fiber, it just takes special handling when working on your bike.
re: Carbon Fiber SeatpostsVictorChan
Aug 22, 2001 1:39 PM
Using the Easton CT2 carbon seatpost (160g). I decided to go carbon because the stock one (think it is alu or some alloy) was harsh. In the process of reducing the overall bike weight, I went for carbon (seatpost and fork). Of course you can still feel the bump but the bike does not viberate as much, if at all. Almost like you couldn't even feel the road on the saddle. :-D Remember not to grease the carbon seatpost. Clean up all grease before inserting into the tube. Also, only tighten the post until you could no longer able to turn your saddle with one hand.
Just installed a USE Alien Carbon :-)Mike K
Aug 22, 2001 2:22 PM
Talk about sick light!!! A little funcky on the seat clamp but it seems to work fine. Costs too much money too, but what the hell!
I haven't had a chance to ride it for any distance (around the parking lot for saddle position only) - so I can't give much input there.
Looks like a well built product - hope it holds up. Damn, is it light!
saw a USE break last week!tcr01
Aug 24, 2001 5:45 AM
The rider was 180lbs riding in the saddle on a section of flat and the 2 week old USE carbon snapped like a piece of balsa wood. It was a nasty crash looking at it from behind. After going with him to the ER, I would never ride this post if someone gave me one.
Campy Seatpost--Grease or no?chris zeller
Aug 24, 2001 1:17 PM
What is the reccommended approach. One poster says grease it or it will abrade and crack, the other says no grease at all. Which is it?

I just got a campy record CF seatpost on my Airborne. I wanted a CF seatpost on my bike mainly for comfort but also for light weight. The ride is excellent. It seems pretty durable and the adjustment looks bomber. Long term durability is hard to say with only 150 miles on my bike, but no problems yet!

This post got pretty bad reviews on RBR, most people having problems with them cracking. I tighten mine with caution. Maybe a torque wrench would be a good idea here--but then you probably should torque wrench all high end bike components anyway.

I originally wanted the Easton but Campy was the only one offered by Airborne. Only downside I see is when my son is old enough to ride a trail-a-bike, I'll probably change to a Ti for durability. I'd also go Ti if you think you will want to add a seatpost rack etc.