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Anyone using a carbon seatpost on a C'dale??(5 posts)

Anyone using a carbon seatpost on a C'dale??newridr
Jun 16, 2003 6:48 PM
Just wondering if there is a significant dampening effect from the carbon. I know I signed on for a stiff ride when I bought the Al frame, but wouldn't mind just a little more cushiness if a new carbon seatpost would do that.

Any recommendations??
I got one...LC
Jun 16, 2003 6:55 PM
but it does not make any difference. What really helped was finally realizing I don't need 120 psi in 700x23 tires. Even at 175lbs, 100-105psi is plenty for not pinch flatting and way more comfortable.
I had a use alien carbonLeroy
Jun 16, 2003 8:04 PM
and an selle italia slr saddle on my cannondale. I like the slr fine enough but I couldn't ride it longer than about 2 hours. So I went the other way weight wise and got a brooks. I needed less setback because the top tube on the caad5 is longish for me so I went back to a thompson elite. I cannot tell a difference. The difference for me is in the saddle. The brooks is great. I'm going to do some centuries on the bike now. I really don't think the seatpost makes any real difference. Tire pressure matters, and some go to 700x25 tires but that's a litytle extreme for me. I actually like the active feel of the cannondale.
re: Anyone using a carbon seatpost on a C'dale??Roadrunner25
Jun 17, 2003 8:24 AM
Try a lower tire pressure and a softer seat first.
re: Anyone using a carbon seatpost on a C'dale??zoomservo
Jun 18, 2003 8:58 AM
I have a CAAD7 and put on an EC70 post and it really did help - not a huge difference, but it does feel better - takes away some of the vibration - it's a great seatpost. But it's true you need a decent seat (got rid of the stock fizik pave as soon as I could).