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USE Alien Ti vs Torque Titanium(4 posts)

USE Alien Ti vs Torque TitaniumJuanmoretime
May 14, 2002 9:21 AM
I've been riding a carbon fiber post and my friend, who rides less aggresively than I do, same weight just broke the same post as mine. Both were installed according to the manufactures instructions. He almost impaled some very tender parts. I've decided to turn my post into an old part. I was looking at the USE Alien and the Torque Titanium post. I'm leaning towards the Torque, its only 17 grams heavier and $25 cheaper. Those small mounting bolts on the Alien concern me. What does everyone think?
Has anyone ACTUALLY broken a road bike seatpostelviento
May 14, 2002 11:03 AM
from normal use? What post did your friend break? How? Just riding along at a cruising pace? Jumping down a 5foot ditch?
Has anyone ACTUALLY broken a road bike seatpostJuanmoretime
May 14, 2002 11:13 AM
My friend is a novice and a pretty conservative rider. I hate to say it but it was a JRA. He broke a Campy record carbon fiber post. Campy is heavier than most carbon posts and what I consider to be over built.

PS He is not a racer. He likes to go on organized rides and usually will only hang with me for a while and spends the rest of the time riding with his girlfriend. Which is not necessarily a bad thing if you want to keep on her good side.
More likely due to improper installationelviento
May 14, 2002 11:24 AM
unless you tell me he used the Campy carbon seat collar with a slanted slot, and installed with a torque wrench using the right amount of force. I personally know several heavy cyclists (including me, sigh...) with no problems.