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Carbon seat post with no setback?(8 posts)

Carbon seat post with no setback?IF Guy
Jun 3, 2002 5:31 AM
Does anyone know of a carbon post on the market that has no the Thomson post?
syncros...there on ebay once and a while...merckx56
Jun 3, 2002 5:42 AM
i've had mine for about two years and had zero problems.
USE Aliendsc
Jun 3, 2002 7:54 AM
On sale for $119.98 at Pricepoint.
USE Alienkey
Jun 3, 2002 11:28 AM
Do you know anything about the Alien, I have heard mixed reviews about reliability??

USE AlienJekyll
Jun 3, 2002 12:54 PM
I've had mine for about a year without any problems. Clamp adjustments are a pain in the ass other wise its just a very light seat post.
Also, check La Biciletta - $89 (if they don't have it in stock someone like Excel will match the price, at least they did for me).
USE AlienJimP
Jun 3, 2002 1:01 PM
I replaced the Easton CT-2 carbon post with a USE Alien carbon post 2 months ago. I read a lot of the issues about the adjustments and decided try it anyway. I was very careful to measure the position and angles of the seat prior to removing the old seatpost. I set up the angles and position and then carefully tightened the USE screws as described in the USE installation paper. I haven't had to change any angles or setback so I haven't had the issues some other riders described. I have been very happy with the new post since the saddle didn't slip like it did with the Easton post. Easton has apparently changed the design of the top of the post to address those problems. The real problem I had with Easton was the binder bolt in my Aegis bike is like the Look binders - an internal wedge type of bolt that pressed into the surface of the Easton 26.8mm carbon post. The dents caused by this type of clamp made it difficult to adjust the height of the seat and was worrisome to me. The USE post comes in a 25mm size and has an aluminum shim so now the wedge presses on the aluminum and doesn't make the dents in the carbon fibre.
USE Aliendsc
Jun 3, 2002 5:50 PM
No, I personaly run an American Classic Ti post.
However, the Alien is what the LBS puts on all of the local Tri Pro's bikes. It looks like it is very well made, and should I ever decide to go CF post, it will most likely be the Alien.
re: Carbon seat post with no setback?Guru_at_AmClassic
Jun 4, 2002 3:13 AM
LP Composites makes a post with NO Setback aswell as the Woodman Carbo, and the Time Spirit Stiff.

Hope that helps a bit.
I personally have one of the LP posts, It is very nice, and I haven't had a single problem with it.

American Classic