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Seatpost...Carbon or Ti ????(6 posts)

Seatpost...Carbon or Ti ????WesternMD
Jun 24, 2003 5:57 AM
Looking into a new seatpost with a setback clamp to give me a litle more room than the Kooka post I am using now. I weigh in at just over 200 lbs and am considering both materials in the Titec posts. They are having a clearance on 27.0 posts that fit my steel Schwinn. I realize that both materials absorb road shock and the weights are similar. The carbon post is about 15 bucks more. Any thoughts or opinions of these two material options would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
Jamie
mootsTime Trial dot org
Jun 24, 2003 6:50 AM
I had the moots post, I would highly reccomend this post, setback and comfy
I have a Moots on my Pinarello... Best post ever! - (nm)russw19
Jun 24, 2003 9:57 AM
re: Seatpost...Carbon or Ti ????clintb
Jun 24, 2003 10:43 AM
Third the Moots post. Simplicity at its best.
re: Seatpost...Carbon or Ti ????xxl
Jun 24, 2003 12:17 PM
Have you looked at the Thomspon setback seatposts (if setback is what you're after)? Simple and functional, though I don't know if they make a 27.0. If you want ti, be sure you use anti-seize, because of the electrolytic reaction between the steel and ti. That's one problem you won't have with carbon, and slipping shouldn't be a problem with your steel frame, either. BTW, unless you have a truly long seatpost coupled to a compact frame (and if it's steel, I'm guessing the geometry isn't), the composition of the seat post won't really affect the ride; I wouldn't possible changes in ride quality affect your decision
Absorb road shock?djg
Jun 25, 2003 9:06 AM
Then what do they do with it?

Sorry, but I think that most of the claims made for ride quality improvements via seatpost material are . . . um . . . optimistic. Maybe, maybe, with a really long seatpost on a very compact frame, will you get differential compliance depending on your choice of extra-long post. A standard showing of post? It's a stick with a clamp on the end and it's not likely to make a difference. Once you've got the diameter right, relevant variations are: setback, clamping mechanism, weight, durability, and color. Setback is key, though, and if the posts you are considering let you get your saddle where you want it, then they are both viable choices.