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Carbon seatpost recommendations?1x1 Speed Craig
Feb 22, 2003 5:38 PM
I'm looking for carbon seatpost recommendions with the following features. I know there are a lot of carbon posts out there, but here's what I'm looking for (in order of priority):

1) 27.2mm diameter - The post will be used on a Steelman Eurocross 525 frame. The bike will be used for road SS/fixed riding, as well as some mild offroad riding (i.e. - XC ski trails).

2) Infinite tilt adjustment - I currently use RaceFace posts on several bikes, and love the infinite tilt (i.e. - No "notched" teeth giving incremental adjustments). A two bolt clamp design would work great, too.

3) 1/2"-to-1" of setback - I'm **not** looking for a straight post (i.e. - Thomson). My RaceFace posts have 1" of setback. I don't need quite this much. The new Easton carbon posts look really nice, but they have too much setback for what I'm looking for (40mm).

4) Vibration damping ride quality

5) Price - Reasonable...very subjective, I know. I'll pay $120-130 for the right post, but I won't spend much more than that.

6) Weight savings - Compared to the super durable & adjustable, but not lightweight (~300 grams) RaceFace post, this shouldn't be too tough.

Any ideas? I saw the ITM carbon post in a copy of Velo News. It looks like a good contender, but I'm not sure as to the quality or what it costs.

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re: Carbon seatpost recommendations?DropTheHammer
Feb 22, 2003 8:17 PM
The only thing I can think of that comes close is the Stella Azura, but I think that's more money. Yeti has one coming out next month, but it has no setback.
U.S.E. and Deda have good posts, but they're both over $150.
mmmmmm...... stella azzurrabuffalosorrow
Feb 23, 2003 1:42 PM
Nice fancy products, a bit hard to come by. graphics, with the star logo are perfect. I have been trying to come across some of there bar tape at a local shop but no luck.
What do the offer? stems a cnc and a mag stem, two posts alum and carbon, bars the profi alum and the crown royal of carbon bars. And of course bar tape.

Regarding posts what about a record post on ebay less than $100, I think? otherwise the thomson layback(.75") is a standard for high quality, although alum. Check out the ambrosio carbon I have seen that on a UK site for 70 pounds.
mmmmmm...... stella azzurraatpjunkie
Feb 24, 2003 5:12 PM
I THINK THE EASTON HAS setback as well. can be had for about 70. Had one on my cx, put it on my gals roadie. The last things I want to break in a cx bike are the stem and the post. If you are a lightweight feel free. Titec makes one as well with some setback. I'll check my garage, I have one sitting around. The easton has the adjustablity you are looking for and plenty of CF experience.