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    Anyone want to recommend a decent/ good value seatpost?

    Last thing I need to complete my bike build. I'm not looking to spend more than $75, probably less actually. I don't race so being able to jump off and on isn't that important. I do think that I would like something with some offset or a laidback seatpost because I feel like I might have been better served having a 60cm frame instead of the 58mm that I have so I'd like the option of lengthening cock pit. I probably do more off road riding than most including some good single tracks. I've been thinking of the Thomson Layback...comments or other suggestions?

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    Thomson Elite, not just good, it's the best. No other seatpost can compare. Good luck.


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    How does a high end Thompson differ from other posts after initial setup? I use all manor of seatposts from el cheapo ones to Campy Record, and setback being equal, I can't tell a difference between them while riding.

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    I find my Sette carbon to be stiff and cleverly designed. Plus there's no clearcoat (rather it's thick and matte) so it doesn't get marred or scratched.


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    I used a Kalloy Uno for years and years off road without any problems. It scores a zero on the flash scale, but it works fine and is $30 or less. It's also available in silver and setback, two things I like.

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    I've long since stopped being a proponent of carbon fiber seatposts. For any bike I could potentially build, there are only three brands of seatpost I would ever consider buying: Thomson, Salsa, and Nitto. If you're putting a good bit of thought into building a bike, the adjustability of the first two can't be beat, nor can the bling factor of the third.

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