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U.S.E. Ailen offset?(10 posts)

U.S.E. Ailen offset?Dark Sonix
Jul 17, 2002 9:58 AM
Can you get as much offset from the USE alien post clamp as you can from a traditional offset post design, for example the campy carbon post, etc.
re: U.S.E. Ailen offset?Sintesi
Jul 17, 2002 10:15 AM
Not familiar with the campy set up, but compared to my old Shimano and Ritchey posts the answer is no. The farther back the saddle goes, whether by rails or by the clamp on the top of the post, the less tilt adjustment you have.

It's a very hard to adjust set up. Once set, you're fine but it's a serious PITA getting there.
is there a carbon post that does have a genuine offset clamp?Dark Sonix
Jul 17, 2002 10:18 AM
ala shimano or ritchey or campy or as i have now, icon graphite.
is there a carbon post that does have a genuine offset clamp?Sintesi
Jul 17, 2002 11:44 AM
I guess it depends what you mean by "offset." Look makes a very adjustable carbon post but you aren't going to get much weight savings (~210 gms which I consider light but not USE light by a longshot). Corima is another name you might look into.
is there a carbon post that does have a genuine offset clamp?Dark Sonix
Jul 17, 2002 11:58 AM
sintesi, thanks for the names. i will search around to see what they offer.

to clarify offset:

by negative example, thompson has no offset, the center of the clamp is directly above the post itself.

campy, shimano, and others have the clamp centered behind the post itself.

i dont need alot of offset per say, but my seat now is currently centered over the clamp and not the post.
is there a carbon post that does have a genuine offset clamp?Sintesi
Jul 17, 2002 12:18 PM
Well then you might find the USE satisfactory (sorry to double back on my original statements) it is offset to a small degree. You can get a good idea just by looking at it. I like my saddle to sit fairly far back and it proved a problem with this post. I wouldn't recommend it especially at $130 unless you really really want a light post.

Best of luck.
Campy carbon post does (nm)C-40
Jul 17, 2002 12:13 PM
Can I run a Campy carbon post...Dark Sonix
Jul 17, 2002 12:26 PM
... with an ultegra drivetrain, and still be considered a respectable member of the international cycling community?
sure, one good part better than none... (nm)C-40
Jul 17, 2002 3:28 PM
The New Easton EC-70 has a bunch...C-40
Jul 17, 2002 12:17 PM
Take a look at the picture in the latest performance bicycle catalog. The new Easton EC-70 has about 1cm more offset than any traditional seatpost. This may be too much for some folks.