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Old 07-04-04, 07:14 PM
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Do carbon forks & seat posts absorb more impact & road vibration vs their suspension counterparts?
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Old 07-04-04, 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by rose pedaler
Do carbon forks & seat posts absorb more impact & road vibration vs their suspension counterparts?
Uhhh... that's a very vague question posed against a very broad set of items. I would say that carbon is generally designed to damp vibration as opposed to soaking up big hits and impacts. However, there are some exceptions to this. For instance, my carbon seatpost acts pretty much like an aluminum seatpost but tends to absorb more vibration. However, a Softride beam "seatpost" assembly actually acts like a true suspension system and flexes to provide real suspension travel.
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Originally Posted by rose pedaler
Do carbon forks & seat posts absorb more impact & road vibration vs their suspension counterparts?
I think your looking for a good pair of shorts and a good saddle.
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