Mountain Biking - Aluminum seat post is durable or not?
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08-15-09, 03:38 PM
Aluminum seat post is enough durable and affordable? My rear rack is single arm that is installed to the seat post with less then 20 Lb load.
08-15-09, 03:39 PM
08-15-09, 04:05 PM
alloy or Aluminum seat post has higher hardness?
08-15-09, 04:07 PM
Solid steel bar.
Siu Blue Wind
08-15-09, 04:18 PM
Rebel, help him out rather than give him polar replies. That's not real nice.
Your basic aluminum seat post should be good enough to attach your rack. A lot of the stock posts that come on bikes can hold that kind of stress considering you are of average weight yourself.
08-15-09, 04:56 PM
I'll stick with my original post.
Thomsons are bombproof..
so im sure their rack-proof as well.
08-15-09, 08:58 PM
ok thx for reply
08-15-09, 09:07 PM
Thomsons will be fine with use with racks.
Affordable is a relative term, how much are you willing to spend? Thomson's aren't cheap. Losts of cheaper stuff out there if you aren't shaving grams! I love Thomson seatposts myself because of their clamping system, but your lookin at $80 bucks or so.
08-16-09, 01:08 PM
I believe Thomson's are good. it is even more expensive than my bike.
Any seatpost that can support the rider's weight will support the additional 20lbs from a rack mounted seat post. I see Richey seatpost on sale all the time for less than $40, it'll handle your rack.
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