Cyclocross - Carbon Seat Posts?
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02-19-11, 11:04 PM
I am by no means a weight wennie but i was considering upgrading to a carbon seat post. Does it make a difference in the ride of the bike at all?
02-20-11, 06:59 AM
I think it does. Mine weights the same as a Thomson post too.
02-20-11, 08:15 AM
I haven't been able to tell myself. I've switched seatposts on my cross bike from the main post which is carbon to an aluminum one in order to add a large seatpost bag for needing to carry more items and haven't felt any difference. The bike I do this on has 28's, is titanium and uses a Brooks Swift saddle so it very well may depend on quite a few factors if you'd notice it or not.
Are you racing? If so, would you trust a carbon post given the stresses of racing?
02-20-11, 09:33 AM
yes I would, just like thousands of racers do, XC mountain bike racers use them without failure
02-21-11, 07:33 PM
yea i am planing on racing and whats the worst that can happen....don't answer that. I noticed that my stock seat post is almost a pound so i'm most likely going to something different anyways. the origin 8 one looks good and the price looks good too
I've raced on a kalloy carbon post many times. No problems at all though i doubt it weighs less than a Thomson.
Actually, the saddle did slide back once- but that had to do with the single bolt design I think.
Were I buying a new post where weight was something of a concern i would get a Thomson or a Ritchey WCS aluminum 2 bolt, probably.
02-21-11, 09:09 PM
yea i thought bout that Thomson posts are sweet i may just cut this one down and spend the money else where.
02-24-11, 09:09 AM
I've raced on both carbon posts and a Thomson. The Thomson felt a little stiffer so i stuck with that.
I have seen a carbon post break during a remount, it wan't pretty. The guys finished the race without a seat. hardcore!
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