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U.S.E. Alien Carbon Seatpost - any thoughts?(6 posts)

U.S.E. Alien Carbon Seatpost - any thoughts?Mike K
Aug 17, 2001 7:47 PM
My ITM met its demise after 3 years of use. Thinking about getting a carbon post and was looking at the U.S.E. - there are no reviews for the Alien Carbon in the review section so I'm shamelessly fishing for opinions here - any thoughts are welcome.

Thanks in advance

P.S. I know its insane to spend this kind of money on a seatpost.
no review yet but here's a tip....JohnG
Aug 17, 2001 7:51 PM
http://labicicletta.com/components.html
has em for 89$

I think the UPS man stole mine ... :(

ride hard JohnG
thanks for the tip....Mike K
Aug 18, 2001 10:40 AM
Just ordered mine, had to get it from another retailer as La Bicicletta is out of stock but got a matching price...
re: U.S.E. Alien Carbon Seatpost - any thoughts?girodebirdman
Aug 17, 2001 11:20 PM
I am currently riding a USE alloy post that I picked up for $75 (I didn't know they had the $89 deal at labicletta) and, once I figured how to set everything up, I really like the post. It takes awhile to get your seat set up correctly, as you tighted down two tiny 2mm hexheads, which pulls either end of the rail clamp together over a raised aluminum piece. The rail clamps pull toward the center and tighten against the center piece (which look like an alien head, or so someone thought). Anyways, if you don't do it right (your rail clamps aren't both the same distance from center) then you will change the tilt and fore/aft postition of the seat when you tighten it down. Once you get it dialed in though, it is really bomber. As usual, there is a price to be paid for light weight, but if you aren't scared of figuring it out, then go for it. I am happy.
re: U.S.E. Alien Carbon Seatpost - any thoughts?Lone Gunman
Aug 18, 2001 4:27 AM
Don't know if this interests you or not but I read on the board that Airborne has a Ti post @ $60?
Just bought it.9WorCP
Aug 18, 2001 7:51 AM
Can't tell you more than first impressions but I like it way more than my old ultegra seatpost. Probably lost a 1/4 of a pound. It feels just fine, nothing really revelatory in the experience but it definitely weighs nothing and has a good range of adjustability. It feels like a plastic toy when you first pick it up, but is plenty stiff on the bike. Honestly, it is WAY too expensive, you are better off getting the aluminum version. $50 less and only 20gms more in weight. If I were sane at the time this is what I would have done.