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Corima Seatpost(5 posts)

Corima Seatposttheeatkins
Sep 20, 2002 12:52 AM
I recently bought a used Calfee with a Corima seatpost. The seatpost is too short so I will have to replace it. Does anyone have advice on whether or not to just buy another Corima? I want to stay with carbon, if possible.
Looks cool, and that's about it...TJeanloz
Sep 20, 2002 4:20 AM
I had one of those seatposts, and aside from looking cool, it didn't do much for me. I found it hard, even with a lot of torque, to keep it from slipping down between the shims. It also was very flexy- which you would think would be good in a seatpost- but it was actually quite disconcerting.

If I were you I'd go for something like the USE Alien or other light, round carbon post.
Hated Corima, love WR CompositiDMoore
Sep 20, 2002 7:03 AM
I had a Corima a few years ago. It had a slight front-to-back wobble inside the seat tube that never went away. Getting the single bolt tight enough to hold the saddle level, without the nose tipping skyward, was a continuing battle. I had to grease the bolt, rough up the facing surface with sandpaper, and then torque the heck out of the bolt to get it to hold. Once all that was done, the seatpost swayed disconcertingly from side to side.

I'm 175# and rode a size L seatpost, maybe the swaying would be less with a lighter rider or shorter post. But everytime I rode it I was afraid it was about to snap. I finally unloaded it and replaced it with a WR Compositi post. The WR is lighter and mounts much more securely. It is a two bolt design, and getting it to hold an adjustment was a snap. Unlike the USE Alien, it's easy to adjust. Unlike the Campy carbon post, it's "infinitely" adjustable as opposed to a "notched" design. All in all a vastly superior post to the Corima, and in fact the best seat post I've experienced. WR makes the Pinarello carbon post, which is exactly the same but with an inflated price because of the Pinarello logo.
WR Composititheeatkins
Sep 20, 2002 7:33 AM
Thanks for all your help. Where did you get your WR Compositi post?
WR Compositi source:DMoore
Sep 20, 2002 4:29 PM
http://www.lloyd-bikesport.demon.co.uk/index.htm

I live in California. It's been a few years, and I don't remember how long it took to arrive. I have no recollection, however, that it was an unduly long delivery time and I usually do remember things like that.