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seat postjhr
Jan 20, 2003 10:53 AM
Busted my old control tech seatpost (remounting, saddle pointed upward about 20 degrees) about ten minutes before the last race of the season yesterday.

Can anybody suggest a strong replacement post (weight is not an issue)? In particular, I am thinking the saddle clamp area should be particularily well designed/engineered to withstand all the wild jumping on that occurs during remounts. The post does need to have some setback so Thompson is out (setback Thompson also not an option because of extended seat tube). Finally, cheap is always good.

Thanks in advance.

re: seat postatpjunkie
Jan 20, 2003 11:03 AM
If you need setback get a RaceFace. Their stuff is designed for abuse. It's not too costly but worth it.
Jan 21, 2003 8:18 AM
Get an Easton post. Strong.
Jan 21, 2003 11:27 AM
Get a Thompson with or without setback.

Jan 21, 2003 11:44 AM
did you read his post? twice he said Thompson is out of the question. I love mine as well but he's looking for other options.
Jan 21, 2003 11:26 AM
I have Thomson posts on two MTBs, and my cross bike. They're probably the strongest post on the market - made from a single piece of metal, no bonding, and have very thick walls on the front and rear of the post with narrow side walls. Also they are relatively light.

Easily the best post on the market in IMO.
Performance Forte (Maybe)triangleforge
Jan 21, 2003 2:44 PM
In a similar situation about half way through the season last year, I opted for the Performance Forte seatpost (kind of perpetually on sale there at $29-49). So far, so good -- I've only got a few hundred re-mounts on it, so who knows how it will do long-term? ;-)

Best I can tell, it's identical to the Stella Azurra "Pisa" post, and you can see a better photo of the clamp arrangement & setback on the Stella site -- While I'm not certain they're the same post, the weight, material, clamp design & color are all identical. Of course, the price is different!

re: seat post (Control Tech)atpjunkie
Jan 21, 2003 5:39 PM
I have a 27.2 Control Tech (slightly used) I'll sell ya CHEAP!!!! just in case.
Thanks but I think I want to go a different direction (nm).jhr
Jan 22, 2003 5:53 AM
understand (NM)atpjunkie
Jan 22, 2003 12:19 PM
Race Face Prodigycross bro
Jan 24, 2003 5:20 AM
Have used a Race Face for two seasons racing in UK,it has stood up to the abuse well. Very strong. Not too Expensive either and looks cool.
I am about 175lbs and not the most nimble re-mounter, so I would wreckommend it.