Road bike is a Carbon Bianchi C2C & Grandis (1980's), Gary Fisher Mt Bike, Trek Tandem & Mongoose SS MTB circa 1992.
Seat post choices ..worried & confused
I am in the market for a new seat post for the HT Gary Fisher. I want something to take the edge off. I found some great deals on FSA SLK carbonposts $50 bucks and on a Chinese made, I am sure Titanium seat post both on e-bay. Question is has anyone experience seat post failure with carbon? The ti is more money not as light but I assume bomb proof? I am not a freerider but an old fella who likes XC riding...please help??
Any post can break, no matter what material it's made from. I've been riding a Carbon post on a hardtail since 05 with no issues. I reccomend a good two bolt clamp instead of a quick release.
THat seems like an awesome price on the FSA.
I definitely agree. On all my bikes (5) the seatpost choice was one of the easier decisions to make, because the thomson is a no-brainer- light, bomber, functional, stiff, easy to adjust, and reasonably priced.
I bought a litespeed Owl Hollow HT in 98, ordered it with a Litespeed ti post, less than a year later I sheered it off at the seat collar. They warenteed it, the second post lasted 6 months, same failure. Fool me once...... Now I only ride Thomson - BTW I weigh a buck fitty.