Cyclocross - Anyone want to recommend a decent/ good value seatpost?
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Last thing I need to complete my bike build. I'm not looking to spend more than $75, probably less actually. I don't race so being able to jump off and on isn't that important. I do think that I would like something with some offset or a laidback seatpost because I feel like I might have been better served having a 60cm frame instead of the 58mm that I have so I'd like the option of lengthening cock pit. I probably do more off road riding than most including some good single tracks. I've been thinking of the Thomson Layback...comments or other suggestions?
Thomson Elite, not just good, it's the best. No other seatpost can compare. Good luck.
How does a high end Thompson differ from other posts after initial setup? I use all manor of seatposts from el cheapo ones to Campy Record, and setback being equal, I can't tell a difference between them while riding.
I find my Sette carbon to be stiff and cleverly designed. Plus there's no clearcoat (rather it's thick and matte) so it doesn't get marred or scratched.
09-30-07, 05:44 AM
I used a Kalloy Uno for years and years off road without any problems. It scores a zero on the flash scale, but it works fine and is $30 or less. It's also available in silver and setback, two things I like.
09-30-07, 07:16 AM
I've long since stopped being a proponent of carbon fiber seatposts. For any bike I could potentially build, there are only three brands of seatpost I would ever consider buying: Thomson, Salsa, and Nitto. If you're putting a good bit of thought into building a bike, the adjustability of the first two can't be beat, nor can the bling factor of the third.
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