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Carbon Seatpost ?(8 posts)

Carbon Seatpost ?Johnny Sako
Dec 18, 2002 7:22 PM
Can anyone out there in bike land give me some reasons to go with a carbon fiber seatpost? My friend says its a good thing to have. She and I were sorority sisters at UCLA and rode on the UCLA cycling club. It is my impression she liked it because of ttrue
Maybe b/c they are lighter? I don't have any personal...jtferraro
Dec 18, 2002 7:34 PM
experience w/ride quality, but have heard they *MIGHT* absorb a TAD more vibration...but I'm sure it's negligible. I believe the biggest advantage is simply weight savings and "cool" look. Since my bike is carbon, I went w/a Thomson Elite.

-Jeff
It's all about preferenceCarbon fiber fanatik
Dec 19, 2002 2:58 AM
I am a true fanatik when it comes to carbon fiber.. It's almost a sickness I think. Anyway, unless you are talking about a profile fast foward, which weighs a freakin ton, there isnt a whole lot of difference from one post to the next. Personally, I ride with a corima post and I love it. If you want to try a carbon post without spending a small fortune, try a weyless from supergo. Good post for a good price. I have the aero version on my kick around bike.
good luck..!
re: Can anyone out there in bike land give me some reasons to go with a carbon fiber seatpost? My friend says its a good thing to have. She and I were sorority sisters at UCLA and rode on the UCLA cycling club. It is my impression she liked it because of tmackgoo
Dec 19, 2002 5:39 AM
It looks cool and will go well with your Chamois.
re: Carbon Seatpost ?theeatkins
Dec 19, 2002 6:04 AM
I ride a Calfee with as much carbon as I can get on the bike. However, I have been having problems with the
seatpost staying up. I've done all the recommended things like alcohol rubdowns and the like. Not working!
So I just ordered a Thomson Elite setback seatpost (in black, of course). This should remedy the problem as
this seatpost is scored.
re: Carbon Seatpost ?pnitefly
Dec 19, 2002 6:05 AM
The reason I ride one is because it offers a smoother ride and takes away a lot of road vibration. Sure it looks cool too but looks should never take precedence over function.
You must be a very sensitive person!Kerry
Dec 19, 2002 4:44 PM
This issue has been discussed repeatedly, and many, many people have stated that they can feel no difference between Al, Ti, and CF posts. Now you tell us that it offers a smoother ride and has a lot less vibration. Wow! Must be a parallel universe thing.
sorority sisters on the UCLA cycling team.......cdale02
Dec 19, 2002 8:34 AM
thanks for making my morning - there are women out there for me.

Good luck with the Carbon decision.