|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|
Aug 22, 2002 7:33 AM
|Notice the posties all use the DuraAce post on their OCLV's. nm||MXL02|
Aug 22, 2002 8:29 AM
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