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shock seat postsblownpupil
Jun 28, 2002 1:08 PM
Could/would anyone use a "shock" seat post for trail riding on a cx bike (do they work?)
re: shock seat postsVelocipedio
Jun 29, 2002 4:08 AM
I can't imagine why you'd want one. On most of the really technical, bumpy terrain, you'll probably be light in the sadlle, and it'd add a fair bit of weight. The other thing, is I suspect it could make mounts/dismounts dodgy.
re: shock seat postsPaul Arlinghaus
Jul 3, 2002 10:32 AM
I am using a rock shox mtb suspension post on my trek CX bike. I think it is the way to go. I was skeptical about suspension posts until I tried them (first on my mountain bike). I think the weight added is less than 200 grams, and when compaired to the weight of a steel CX frame/standard seat post, an Aluminum CX frame/suspension post weighs less and is more comfortable. I do notice that during cross races that there are sections that I remain seated while others stand to ride over rough sections. I also ride trails on the CX bike, and recommend both the suspension post and a CX brake lever so you can brake while on the top of the handle bars.