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    Thompson Seat Post Vs R700 Carbon

    Greetings,

    I just purchased a r700 Cannondale today.

    The carbon seatpost that came with it was somehow defective, it was made just slightly too small, could not secure it into position.

    The LBS gave placed a Thomspon Elite all aluminum post in its place.

    They told me that in fact the thompson is lighter and a better seat post.

    They could get me a replacement for the stock one or I could keep the Thompson. It is my decision.

    Does anyone have any comments on the difference?

    It does not seem that weights are listed on the Cannondale web site.

    Also, people say that carbon seat posts makes a better ride.

    Any comments?

    Thanks in advance,

    David

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    I vote thompson elite! I had a cf post overtightened and POP. replaced it with a thompson elite

    It was my own stupidity with the cf post, but with a thompson I can be stupid
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    Thomson for sure. Of course, I should admit that I'm not a huge fan of carbon post. I just don't like the idea of "easily" breaking it (like midgie mentioned) as they aren't cheap.
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    'Nother vote for Thomson. Bomber seatposts.

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    Thanks so much!

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    If you go Thompson it will be the last seatpost you buy for that bike. Totally set it and forget it setup... doesn't creak, doesn't need to be re adjusted, I'm in love with my Thompsons.
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    Thompson vote yet again....the best seatpost Ive had by far, LOVE it!
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    Thomson.

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    Please remembet that the Thomson seat clamp sits right above the post, not set back like the CF post, you will want to adjust your seat aft for the same position. That being said....Thomson is a great post.

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