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do i need a carbon post on carbon bike?(6 posts)

do i need a carbon post on carbon bike?jefe
Aug 22, 2002 6:26 AM
i have a dura ace post now, do i need carbon post on a CF bike? (not counting aesthetics) TIA
no (nm)Jekyll
Aug 22, 2002 7:33 AM
Notice the posties all use the DuraAce post on their OCLV's. nmMXL02
Aug 22, 2002 8:29 AM
Sure...filtersweep
Aug 22, 2002 9:10 AM
Shimano, no less? They are not exactly known for their seatposts. I'm guessing it is part of a sponsorship deal.

I'm not saying anyone "needs" a carbon post, but I'd hardly suggest that the Posties are a good argument for using a DA post. I guess they aren't using Bontrager ;)
Well, back in the old days,TJeanloz
Aug 23, 2002 5:04 AM
Back in the dark ages, before all these newfangled carbon posts came around (roughly last year), a Dura-Ace post was as good as it got. 176g, good clamp design, that post had it all.

With regard to seatposts, people don't seem to understand that 95% of the weight is in the clamp. What the tube is made out of doesn't really matter- a heavy tube is only 25g or so.

The weight savings of the U.S.E. Alien are almost entirely in the clamp design- which, coincidentally, is the major argument against that post.
No, Ti works too. (nm)Wheelz
Aug 22, 2002 10:39 AM