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Lightest Seatpost(10 posts)

Lightest SeatpostNate552
Sep 28, 2003 5:50 PM
Who makes the lightest road seatpost, with no setback, that you can race on?
Bold Precision...........davet
Sep 28, 2003 7:21 PM
funny backwards warranty/disclaimer:DougSloan
Sep 29, 2003 6:30 AM
funny backwards warranty/disclaimer:DougSloan
Sep 29, 2003 6:31 AM
Any and all products manufactured are for RACING ONLY, NOT FOR ROAD USE. The safety factor will be less than that for standard use. Warranty is only limited to repairing or replacing at manufacturer's discretion.
That's comforting.............Dave Hickey
Sep 29, 2003 11:41 AM
I like light gear as much as the next guy but two areas I won't go crazy light are seatposts and handlebar/stems. I like my a$$ and teeth too much................
Litespeed....Bruno S
Sep 28, 2003 7:24 PM
the lightest road seatpost is made by Litespeed. The post, clamps and screws are Ti with no setback. It has a very clever clamp that is easy to adjust but only someone that has experience installing it can mount it to the seat. Litespeed doesn't advertise the seatpost but you can order one through a big dealer like for about $100
Sep 28, 2003 8:04 PM
If you want one that holds up: Thomson
re: Lightest Seatpostkanekikapu
Sep 29, 2003 9:39 AM
the new thomson masterpiece seatpost< it's lighter than the regular ones from CNC machining and thomson stuff are rock solid.

carbon ones? i recommend deda blackstick or USE aliens

for seatpost, it's more of a strength issue first than the weight issue. u don't want your seatpost break on you during a ride. it's painful and can be fatal
If you compare similar lengths....russw19
Sep 29, 2003 2:38 PM
The Deda Blackstick with the Magnesium head is the lightest on the market. It weighs 145 grams for a 290mm post. If you do the math on the Bold post, a similar length post would weigh in at 175 grams.

That said, unless you weigh about 120 lbs, don't buy the lightest seatpost you can find.

I ride a Moots, which is around the 175 gram range (for a 220mm post) but it's super duper strong. But as others have said, the Thompson is also really strong, and it's only slightly heavier (about 5 to 10 grams) and it's less than half the cost.

The Thompson is the best post for the money when you consider strength and weight.

Sep 30, 2003 11:31 AM
86 - 144 grams for up to a 350mm post. 325 euros, ouch!