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easton carbon hbars & seatpost(11 posts)

easton carbon hbars & seatpostjgodz
Dec 11, 2001 8:27 PM
I am looking at upgrading my current crap with some carbon. Anybody have any input on these two items. Are they really smoother? and worth the price. I am looking for comfort on longer rides.
bars yes; seat post noLance's Neighbor
Dec 11, 2001 8:47 PM
I have the bars and like them, they are light and they do damp vibration. But be sure to try out the weird shape. I like the shape, but I know other who do not. There are lots of light carbon bars coming out in 2002 so if the shape does not work for you try something else. I've looked at the seat post and I do not like it at all, the clamp does not seem very good and I've talked to riders who were not happy with the post.
dittoDuane Gran
Dec 12, 2001 5:00 AM
I like the bars, but there is little advantage to a carbon seatpost. I am the one who often says "carbon will enherit the earth" around here. The weight savings is negligible and you will feel more at peace with a "regular" seatpost. I'm fond of Thomson.
dittoBernie
Dec 12, 2001 11:14 AM
Yes, bars nice, seat post no. Get a thompson seatpost.
re: seatpostChen2
Dec 12, 2001 10:52 AM
I've ridden the Easton CF seat post for two years and have had no problems. I like the way the rail clamps adjust, I can really fine tune the saddle angles. Is it worth the $100 I paid for it?- questionable. I can't tell any difference in the ride as compared to my old Trek aluminum post. And the rail clamps look light, too light. I weigh 165 and I would not recommend this post for a heavy-weight because of the clamps. They just don't look sturdy enough for a big load.
-Al
re: easton carbon hbars & seatpostsprockets2
Dec 12, 2001 11:54 AM
If I were after a light bar again I would get the Easton, and only the Easton. Their mtb bars are awesome. I have found that light aluminum bars verge on or go past the "stupid light" threshold. My latest, the Prima 199 from 3T, is way light, and I think that it is maybe too light for a big, aggressive rider. I mean, this thing is light, and somewhat flexy.

I dont know that CF is ideally suited to the forces that a seatpost does. Try the Thompson. Simple but great.
re: easton carbon hbars & seatpostBillC
Dec 12, 2001 12:51 PM
I've used both the carbon bars and seatpost for about six weeks and like them both. The bars are light and stiff and absorb road vibrations. Just make sure you like the slightly different ergonomic shape. Also, these bars will NOT accommodate aero bars if you plan on using those.

As far as the seatpost goes -- I will dissent from the rest of the group here: I like it a lot. I've had no trouble with it slipping and it definitely absorbs road vibrations. The clamp works well and it is easy to tweak saddle angle and fore-and-aft positioning. It is a little pricey, I'll admit, but I think it's worth it.
re: easton carbon hbars & seatposttritoduit
Dec 12, 2001 6:35 PM
I just unwrapped Cinelli tape from an Easton h bar and the tape pulled the clear coat off the h bars. Quality issue?
if you want a carbon post, go with USE Alien....IAmtnbikr
Dec 14, 2001 7:46 PM
light, strong, solid clamp system. 138 grams for a 270mm 27.2 post. The clamp uses TINY bolts, and takes a little dexterity to set up, but it does not move a bit after tightening. The instructions state no shim is needed in a roadbike frame, but they do advise the use of one to maintain warranty if you use it in a MTB, or use the longer 350mm post. Cambria Bike has them for $115, which is the cheapest I have seen.
re: easton carbon hbars & seatpostbartali
Dec 17, 2001 9:29 AM
In my opinion, best bang for the buck is the Titec 350mm Carbon seat post from pricepoint.com for $49.95 plus delivery.

Even though they are marketed for mountain bikes, a 27.2 will fit on a road bike. The length (350mm) and the aluminum insert for an advertised weight of 200 grams is difficult to beat.

A friend of mine was the convincer: he has had them on two of his road bikes for years and he weighs in at 230 lbs.
re: easton carbon hbars & seatpostJimP
Dec 19, 2001 7:42 AM
I am on my second Easton seatpost. I had the first one a year and the clamp worked loose at the top of the carbon tube. The second one seems better but... The epoxy on the surface will dent if you have an internal clamp/wedge system instead of an external clamp. The tech support at Easton says that this doesn't matter since the carbon fibre is strong enough and wont crush.