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Strong AND Light ?- Easton Carbon(3 posts)

Strong AND Light ?- Easton CarbonFred2000
Jun 18, 2002 1:55 PM
I am in the market for a seatpost with setback and the new Easton seatpost looks very nice with 40mm of setback. I am just wary since I am a pretty big rider (6'7" and 260#). The thing being is that I want the strongest componets but it seems (at least based on marketing info) that the Easton seatpost is both very strong when compared to other posts while still being light.

Anyone have any insights either into the easton carbon posts or making decisions about lightweight components like this which profess superior strength.

Thanks, Jon
re: Strong AND Light ?- Easton CarbonJimP
Jun 19, 2002 5:24 AM
It depends on your seat-binder whether the Easton Carbon post will work. If your bike has an internal wedge type of binder like Look uses, the Easton post may get dents from the wedges pressing into the surface. The USE Alien carbon post is lighter than the Easton and you can use the USE shim between the post and the binder for most sizes which eliminates the denting problem.
40mm from where??C-40
Jun 19, 2002 5:29 AM
Seatpost setback is an interesting topic. Since there is no standard point from which to measure, where did the 40mm figure come from? Traditional road posts have the front of the clamp (which is the limit point for setback) approximately in line with the center of the seatpost.

Take a look at the latest Performance catalog. They picture an Easton EC-70 seatpost that has an entirely different clamping mechanism with a lot more setback than previous designs. The Easton website does not picture this new clamp design for some reason.