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seven owners or others: how do you like the carbon post?(5 posts)

seven owners or others: how do you like the carbon post?thejerseydevil
Jul 18, 2002 7:10 AM
how do you rate the carbon woundup post that seven sells or you can obtain aftermarket?

clamp mechanism trouble free?

It's nothing special...biknben
Jul 18, 2002 7:29 AM
My LBS sells a lot of Sevens and many owners choose the post simply because that's what Seven offers.

There's nothing special about it. It's just a carbon shaft with an old style clamp fused to the top of it. It's actually a tank compared to other carbon post offerings. Considering Seven's rep, I'm surprised this is the best they can offer.

Seriously consider carbon posts from USE, Campy, and Look.
If you are a weight weenie...jtolleson
Jul 18, 2002 9:16 AM
it is heavier than lots of other options, not to mention more expensive. Unless you are dying for your post to say "Seven" then I'd just shop the cf post you like best. Same goes for the Seven-labeled Wound Up fork. I put on a Reynolds Ouzo Pro fork and Easton seatpost. Saved a few bucks and got top notch stuff.
Jul 18, 2002 9:27 AM
dont want my post to say seven since i dont have one. was looking at woundup's direct order site.

btw, how do you like the easton post? is it the one with alot of setback?
Jul 18, 2002 12:01 PM
I've been perfectly happy with the Easton post, though I'm doubtful that I (or anyone else) could tell the difference in ride from one CF post to another. So, the many distinguishing characteristics are usually weight and the clamping mechanism.

I have an '01 Easton post, and I think the newest ones have a supposedly "improved" clamp (not that I've had any problem with mine). Also have not experienced any slippage which is a common complaint regarding CF seatposts.

The Easton I have has a little setback, but not a lot.