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EC 70 advice(9 posts)

EC 70 advicemetricEee
Mar 4, 2003 1:40 PM
Does anyone have any experience with the new Easton EC 70 carbon post? Specifically I am looking for a post that will soak up a lot of the abuse the crappy roads over here dish out. If it helps, I am 70kgs and very easy on equipment.
re: EC 70 advicerussw19
Mar 4, 2003 2:39 PM
I have riden a few carbon posts, but not that one in particular. However it is my opionion that if you want a post to soak up some of the bumps, go Ti instead. Get a really nice Ti post too, like a Moots. They will soak up the bumbs, last forever, and you never ever have to worry about pinching it in your seat clamp and destroying the carbon. Just make sure you use enough grease when you install it, and if you ride a Ti frame, use an anti-sieze so it doesn't become a permanent fixture in your frame.
I have found that my Ti post is much more compliant over bad roads than any carbon post I have ever riden.

It ain't the seat postKerry
Mar 4, 2003 4:52 PM
Despite some reports of miraculous improvements in ride by changing seat posts, cooler heads will tell you that there are vanishingly small differences in ride comfort due to the seat post. Running larger size tires/lower pressure will have by far more impact on ride comfort.
Good luckFez
Mar 4, 2003 6:51 PM
Lots of discussions about whether a Ti, Carbon, or Aluminum seatpost can make any difference at all in terms of smoothness.

I don't believe a difference can be felt. Even if there is, it would be slight. Better luck trying a different saddle. Also, tires can make a difference.

A carbon seatpost does look good, so there's nothing wrong with getting one just for vanity.
try a Ti post with arc in it....I got an Airborne oneekdave
Mar 5, 2003 5:08 AM
I have an Airborne Ti one with an arc in the last 2" (=/-) it really does flex well. also, try to get a Ti railed saddle, again, it does seem to offer a bit more flex.

I actually have an EC-70 on a bike too. Doesnt really have the same flex at all that the Ti one has.
re: seatpost advicecyclopathic
Mar 5, 2003 6:59 AM
not particular ridden Easton but you need to have a more then a few inches exposed for post to make diff. If you have only 2" don't bother replace tires or get diff saddle.
Engineering Analysisjromack
Mar 5, 2003 8:26 AM
Read this white paper. Look at the chart comparing various seatpost damping coefficients. The Easton is very stiff and does not dampen vibration very well. The new Specialized post is best, but the good old Thomson is almost as good!
won't help....C-40
Mar 5, 2003 9:29 AM
The idea that any nonsuspension post will improve the ride is pure baloney. As others mentioned, larger tires with less pressure would help.
There is a differencemarron
Mar 6, 2003 4:05 PM
But it has nothing to do with inherent damping properties of the post. Because it is possible to achieve a much more rearward position on the bike with the EC 70 you can detect a noticable difference in the way the bike feels. I have been using one for the past month as a replacement for a campy alloy post and the bike, a steel Torelli, is definitly more compliant. I doubt it would make any difference if you position the saddle direcly over the post.