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New Seatpost?(5 posts)

New Seatpost?GDR
Mar 3, 2002 5:58 AM
I have a stock Kalloy seatpost on my 2001 Cannondale R-600. Will I be able to feel a difference with a carbon seatpost? Can anyone reccomend one for a 190 pound rider? What size do I need?

re: New Seatpost?cyclopathic
Mar 3, 2002 6:58 AM
it will depend on how much seatpost is exposed, if it less then a fist probably very little. Seat would make more difference for sure.

I beleive all Cdales have 27.2mm seapost, size is stamped on it take it out and look.
why switch?DaveG
Mar 3, 2002 7:24 AM
You don't indicate why you want a carbon seatpost, but if its for comfort, your money would be better spent on a different saddle or wider tires. If its for weight, spending $100+ to save a couple ounces on a R600 doesn't sound that cost effective to me. If the Kalloy is doing its job holding your seat to the frame, save the 100 bucks and put it aside towards your next bike.
And what is with 'post 'fixed' prices?Crankist
Mar 3, 2002 8:36 AM
Two examples: Thomson Elite = $79 no matter where I look, and USE Alien = $129 ditto.
Tire prices are occasionally slashed to half-off, wheelset prices drop, frame prices drop, some 'puters
they nearly give away, but seatposts seem to be the gold standard of the bike world. What gives?
Mar 4, 2002 1:17 PM
I've had Al, Ti, and Carbon posts--I'd be hard pressed to claim any significant differences in ride before or after switching posts. If you've got the setback you want, and the thing continues to hold your seat up, you might just as well keep it. If you want a piece of bike jewelry, what the heck, go for it--there are far more expensive and dumber ways to dress up a bike.

You could save a bit of weight, but likely not enough that you'd perceive it while riding. Seems to me that better tires might be a better investment.