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Longer Seat Post......which material?(7 posts)

Longer Seat Post......which material?Bill RHIT
Jan 28, 2002 5:20 PM

I am a taller rider and I ride a 63 cm frame. However, most of my height is in my legs and therefore I have been pushing the limits of my seatpost. I have now decided to get a longer post. I am currently riding a 250 mm / 27.2 post. My question is, when pgrading to a 350 mm post should I go with carbon, titanium, etc.... I'm sure carbon would be stretching it with that much exposed. Thanks in advance.

- Bill -
Easton CT2 carbonDog
Jan 28, 2002 5:47 PM
The Easton carbon is a great, but light, carbon post. Get the mountain bike version. Adjusts easily, holds well.

I second that...geof
Jan 28, 2002 6:59 PM
I run the Easton on both bikes. Great post. My road bike has a 350mm due to the compact frame. No worries...
re: Longer Seat Post......which material?xxl
Jan 29, 2002 8:20 AM
Thompson and Airborne(!) both offer very nice and only mildly astronomically-priced titanium seatposts, I think about $60 on either. I'm not sure if they go to 350mm, maybe only 300mm, but that may still work for you. Thompson also makes an angled post that can give you a little more saddle setback if you need it.

What little I've read on the subject seems to say that seat post material selection and design just doesn't affect ride quality as much as one might expect. Given that, it becomes an element of personal taste.
Cutting to the chase, what I did was....sprockets
Jan 29, 2002 9:12 AM
(naming material and maker) get the Thomson Mt. post. It is strong, long, and very light.

I feel that in its present form and the existing designs, carbon fiber is not ideal for a seatpost. Anyway, its advantages and modes of action are not maximized in a post that is sat upon. Try the Thomson.
re: Longer Seat Post......which material?JimP
Jan 29, 2002 12:48 PM
I have used an Easton carbon 350mm seatpost on my Aegis for the last 2 years. The exposed length has not been an issue. The issue is what frame are you putting this into? The Aegis, Look and some others use an internal wedge type of seatbinder. This will make dents in the epoxy surface of an Easton seatpost. The Easton rep assured me that this wasn't a problem.
2001 Trek 2300 (nm)Bill RHIT
Jan 29, 2002 1:27 PM