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Corima Seatpost(3 posts)

Corima SeatpostRoadfrog
Apr 24, 2002 9:12 AM
Ever use this one? Your thoughts and opinions please... Thanks, HOP
Had one, not impressedDMoore
Apr 25, 2002 6:41 AM
I rode one for a couple of years, and wasn't very impressed.

First, it was a pain to keep adjusted. I ride with the saddle pretty far back, and it was very hard to keep the seat tip from slipping up. I had to disassemble the the seatpost bolts, grease everything, and even sand the carbon surface to rough it up. I was about to give up, but then it finally stopped slipping.

The post itself is rectangular, not round. Different size adapters fit over it to allow it to fit in your seat tube. There was a little slop there, because the post could always rock slightly in a forward/backward direction. It never seemed very secure.

The post is very narrow (and aero, I suppose). As a result, there was noticeable side-to-side sway in the seatpost when pedalling hard from the saddle. It never broke, but it always made me nervous.

Eventually, I replaced it with a WR Compositi round post. Although not as aerodynamic, the WR is lighter and sturdier. It's easy to adjust, holds the adjustment, and doesn't sway. I'd say the same thing about the Campy Record and Easton carbon posts I have on other bikes as well.
Corima looks great, that's it.MGS
Apr 28, 2002 4:28 PM
I had one on a corima bike, it's required because the bike has a funny size seatpost.

With the shims, the seatpost fits any bike.

The problem with tilting is typically because the set bolt MUST be greased to get adequate compression to prevent slippage of the seat clamp. This happened to me until I was told to grease the bolt and the problem was solved for two years of heavy riding.

It is very cool looking, a great "wow" factor, and has absolutely nothing over any other post.

I sold my Corima bike and seatpost. On all my other bikes I use a carbon round post.

The Corima post is worth buying if you're looking for different, but it isn't going to improve your ride.