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Best Carbon Seatpost(6 posts)

Best Carbon Seatpostjromack
Jul 3, 2002 9:25 AM
Want to get one for my wife's bike. What's the best one out there. It doesn't need much, if any, setback.

re: Best Carbon SeatpostJekyll
Jul 3, 2002 12:22 PM
I use the USE Alien - I don't know if its the best (for that kind of price it better be close) - the clamp is a pain, the price blows and the weight is stupid light. No problems or issues in almost 2 years.
Deda just came out with one and Easton has redesigned the clamp on their carbon post which if actually improved makes it worth looking at.
If you are looking to save weight CF is great. If you believe that it will improve the ride of a traditional road frame, save money and buy AL or Ti.
re: Best Carbon Seatpostpa rider
Jul 3, 2002 3:43 PM
If money is not an issue look at the "Look Ergo road post". It goes for $166. I got my on ebay from a shop who was closing out his inventory for $85. I had it for 2.5 months and really love it. I have not found any problems or creaking noises like you see in some of the RBR reviews on seatpost.

I hear pro and con about the campagnola carbon record post. I looked at the reviews on RBR and it convensed me not to buy one for $119.

My buddy weighs 240+ and bought a titinium campagnola record post. My one LBS said it will do the same for you as a carbon post. You can get it for $79 if money an issue. I based the prices off cambria bicycle outfitter catalog to give you a rough idea.

re: Best Carbon Seatpostflying
Jul 4, 2002 8:13 AM
I just got a Alien & like it. I might have been lucky but the clamp was no prob for me.
Actually the price is also good if you buy it from LaBicicletta
89 bucks

Or they also had a special for 149 with the 165gram Sella Italia TT Saddle.

No other shop can sell it that low in the US but these guys are based in Canada so................

Oh & its light but not what some say.
Mine a 270mm 27.2 diameter is 150grams
Actually the Alien ad reads 147 so that is close.
But most shops print 127 or 130 ;-)
re: Best Carbon SeatpostJimP
Jul 4, 2002 2:07 PM
I would ask the question about the seat binder type on your wife's bike. If it is an external clamp then any of the carbon posts will work fine. If it is an internal wedge type binder bolt, a smaller diameter post like the USE Alien 25mm with the USE shim to bring it up to the diameter of the seattube will not get dents like an Easton will. I rode with the Easton CT2 for 2 years and replaced it under warranty at the end of the first year with problems with the clamp. I replaced it at the end of the second year with a USE Alien because I didn't like the dents the binder bolt was making and more problems with the clamp. Now Easton has addressed the clamp issues so we will see if you can keep the seat tight enough.
Campy Record post seat clamp...kapalua
Jul 9, 2002 4:10 AM
Does the Campy Record CF post come with its own seat clamp? I saw one on a bike at the LBS. Interestingly, the binder bolt is offset by ~ 30 degrees off the back side of the seat tube. This is supposed to better disperse the clamping force. It's a really nice looking clamp, too.