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Deda Blackstick(5 posts)

Deda BlackstickSchvonzie
Jan 28, 2004 12:59 PM
Has Anyone tried these seatposts yet? I am getting a new bike, and am trying to deceide wheather to get a Deda, or stay with my Alien. What you all think? Any other Carbon post i should try. My bike comes with the Specialized carbon post, but that thing is heavy and it doesn't bling very hard.
Like mine!pitt83
Jan 28, 2004 1:56 PM
Don't get the Easton! Mine broke within a month! The Deda has been no problems and very comfortable.

Lot's-o-bling factor too!
I've got one, mostly because it came with the frame.bill
Jan 28, 2004 2:08 PM
Don't get me wrong, I like bike bling as much as the next guy, and sometimes the latest and greatest means more than just that it's made of CF, but, having had three different CF seatposts, I have to say that they're at best neutral, at worst a worry. I mean, it's fine, but I think the Deda in particular is in the frame permanently. I didn't think I was supposed to grease it, because it's not clearcoated, and now I can't budge it.
The other thing about the Deda, which I'm sure is in some measure a refinement, is that the seat rail clamp itself is aluminum, but the entire alu clamp part sits down into the carbon post, if that makes sense. Lots of posts have seat rail clamp parts that sit down into a ratcheted alu crown to the post, and the alu ratcheted crown is glued to the round post. The only part that's fiber is the post itself. On the Deda, the whole lower part -- post and ratcheted part, is a single piece of carbon. In one sense, it's cool because there's no glued parts. In another sense, and this happened to me in a panic stop, you can strip those carbon ridges easier than alu, I think. When I slammed down onto the saddle in a panic stop, pieces broke off. I use it, and it's been fine, holding in place, but it's sort of a worry.
"bling very hard"collinsc
Jan 28, 2004 5:03 PM
re: Deda Blacksticklithiapark
Jan 28, 2004 7:23 PM
I have one on a Ti roadbike for about a month now. I changed from an Alien aluminum post. I got a little more setback, which I wanted, it is easier to adjust ( not that the Alien is impossible but a little more fiddle factor). It is a little stiffer than the Alien but other than noticing that I can't say it feels better, I've yet to do more than 50 miles at a stretch with it. Clamp seems quite secure, havn't had any big hits to stress it out yet tho. I could have bought almost any other post out there for less money, but I just liked the way it looks. If it continues to hold my seat on (it doesn't seem to get stuck in my seat tube, not yet any way)I'll be happy. Most reasonable place to buy I found was Bulltek Sports, $150 + S/H of $8 or so for the magnesium head version.