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    Seat Posts

    Hey im going to buy a new seatpost, any good brands that sell lightweight and well priced seat post? Im thinking of aluminium seat post only so no carbon and I wont do a lot of big jumps or anything all I want is a XC seatpost

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    Like alcahueteria said, get a Thomson. The Thomson elite is the perfect seatpost, if you want a little lighter go with the masterpiece. Be prepared to pay for it though, the weight savings comes at a price.

    Same goes for the stem by the way. Thomson products are the only components I know of that you can truely buy and not have to worry about replacing.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Yet another vote for Thomson

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    I like SDG seat/post, they are insanely light/tough

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    +1 for a masterpeice, if you have the coin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Selector
    I like SDG seat/post, they are insanely light/tough
    The SDG is actually a little on the heavy side. The 31.6x 350 mm weighs 253 grams (10% more than the advertised weight). The same size Thomson elite weighs 214 grams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LowCel
    The SDG is actually a little on the heavy side. The 31.6x 350 mm weighs 253 grams (10% more than the advertised weight). The same size Thomson elite weighs 214 grams.
    its the lightest seat and post I have ever fondled... plus I cut the seat post down a couple of inches

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Selector
    its the lightest seat and post I have ever fondled... plus I cut the seat post down a couple of inches
    Don't know what to tell ya. The scales don't lie. If you cut down a lighter seatpost it would probably still be lighter.

    Just so you know when you cut the SDG down it takes it down 4 grams per centimeter. So if you cut it down two inches (5 centimeters) that will take it down 20 grams leaving you a total weight of 233 grams.

    Here is a picture of my Thomson. This is uncut.

    Last edited by LowCel; 02-22-06 at 11:27 AM.
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    dam thats pretty light... cool cool. i'll still go with SDG. i dont have a digi so i cant weigh mine

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    Wow, ok so i dont really get all you weight weenies, but come on just cut the rest of the seat tube that u dont use. Its not rocket science here!
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    Well, i am fond of the SDG "i-beam" system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FreeRidin'
    Wow, ok so i dont really get all you weight weenies, but come on just cut the rest of the seat tube that u dont use. Its not rocket science here!
    Isn't it easier to just buy the correct size seatpost in the first place?
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    the post was too long when it showed up... nothing I could do about it. cutting the seat post is easy as pie anyway.

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    Wheelhot: One good seat post that comes too mind for price/performance balance is a Kalloy seat post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Selector
    the post was too long when it showed up... nothing I could do about it. cutting the seat post is easy as pie anyway.
    I agree, I have cut many of them. Just make sure you leave enough extra to avoid breaking the frame. I was responding to FreeRidin's smart arse remark though.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    if you want reliability that you dont need to worry about. and top notch quality the way to go is thomson. bottom line. if you dont want to dish out alot for the masterpeice get the elite. or even try ebay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zx108
    if you want reliability that you dont need to worry about. and top notch quality the way to go is thomson. bottom line. if you dont want to dish out alot for the masterpeice get the elite. or even try ebay.
    I agree completely. There really is no reason for anyone to "need" the masterpiece. The elite is the perfect seatpost.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowCel
    The elite is the perfect seatpost.
    I used to think so, until I got a Maverick Speedball. I know some purists will laugh, but I think it's a work of genius.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BryanW
    I used to think so, until I got a Maverick Speedball. I know some purists will laugh, but I think it's a work of genius.
    Hmmm, don't know anything about that one. I'll definately check it out though. What is it that you like about it better than a Thomson?
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowCel
    Hmmm, don't know anything about that one. I'll definately check it out though. What is it that you like about it better than a Thomson?
    Probably that it allows him to lower and raise the post on the fly, although he needs to take a hand of the handlebars to do it.

    He obviously hasn't ridden with a Gravity Dropper with a handlebar mounted switch or he really would understand what "work of genius" means...

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    Ahhh, gotcha. I can definately see the advantage of those posts for a lot of people. I just don't really have a need for one. The gravity dropper is a great idea though.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    do you know how long that gravity dropper seat post is? is it longer or shorter than 10"?

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    Mmm... how about the new Race Face Deus XC seatposts? Their claimed weight is decently light and it's cheaper than the thomson.

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