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    Newbie@Triathlon: Carbon Rear-End vs. Spring Loaded Seat Post

    What would you suggest for a bike (my first road bike) that would best enable me to finish my first full Ironman Triathlon?

    Basically, I am considering…

    Spring-loaded seat post vs. frame with carbon rear end; and/or a “touring” bike.

    How much easier would finishing be with the additional lightness (and shock absorption) of the bike with the carbon rear-end and fork, when compared to a bike with a spring-loaded seat post and a carbon fork?

    Any thoughts, comments, and considerations would be greatly appreciated.

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    Senior Member Bobatin's Avatar
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    I realy do not see the need for a spring loaded seat post.
    So, if you're in the car, waiting impatiently. . . get over it - you're not that special.
    "Its not what you take when you leave, Its what you leave when you go."
    Some country and western song

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    It's not easy being green FatBomber's Avatar
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    The suspension post just adds weight. The frame with carbon stays and fork would be good. I went with a steel bike and I am tree-mendously happy.
    Never trust a limping dog or the tears of a woman.

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