Mar 6, 2001 8:55 PM
|Does using a carbon seatpost make a "noticeable difference" in ride quality in an Al frame (I have a CAAD4) ???|
|re: Carbon Seatpost||Gary|
Mar 7, 2001 6:38 AM
|Yes, I believe it does. Of course it won't be as much as a carbon frame. But if you want to test ride a setup with an Al frame and a carbon seatpost. Go to your LBS and test ride one of the Giant's TCR models. That should give you some idea of what it will feel like compared with your current ride.|
|In a word...No||BipedZed|
Mar 7, 2001 7:08 AM
|I have a Campy Record carbon seatpost. The primary reasons for a carbon seatpost are for weight and aesthetics. Tire pressure/size will make the biggest difference in ride quality.
If you want a carbon seatpost, get it for looks or for saving a few grams, but don't expect any noticeable dampening effects.