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Ti seatpost on compact frame, too much flex ??(3 posts)

Ti seatpost on compact frame, too much flex ??Kompact
May 30, 2003 3:25 AM
Is it wise to run a Ti seatpost on a compact frame. With around 6 inches of exposed post, would a Ti post flex too much. I am currently using the standard Giant carbon aero post, but find this a pain as I have to swap seatposts (a cheap alloy) to mount the bike in a workstand.

Gary.
should be OK...C-40
May 30, 2003 4:10 AM
Every seatpost has a maximum height line. If the post is long enough to reach the desired saddle height without revealing the line, it should be OK. MTB often bikes show a lot more than 6 inches of post.
re: Ti seatpost on compact frame, too much flex ??Juanmoretime
May 30, 2003 4:59 AM
I'm using a U.S.E. titanium Alien post on my mountain bike for about a year now and it works as good as a seatpost can. The clamp sucks, that's why I have a box of replacement screws.