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New Seat Post - Which One

Old 08-22-09, 09:32 AM
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New Seat Post - Which One

So, I'm looking to upgrade my seat post,,, has to be very easy to adjust,, up, down,, front and back,,, not to conerned about the weight,,, just a high quality,,,

thoughts please,,, size is a 350mm, 27.2mm

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Old 08-22-09, 09:41 AM
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I'm thinking there's 2 basic choices.

The single bolt ones are easier to adjust, as long as you're not too finicky about the precise angle adjustment. You just have to be sure that you knock the bottom element loose when you try to adjust them. If you don't care about weight, a cheap old Kalloy works as good as anything.

The double bolt ones, like a Thompson, will let you make much finer angle adjustments, but they are more of a pain to adjust. Fortunately, once you find the sweet spot, there's seldom any reason for readjustment.
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Retro has stated it all- but unless you require lightness- I would stay off C.F. posts. In particular as you say easy to adjust up and down. C.F.Does not like being overtightened.
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Just personal opinion here, but I've had seatposts that cost from $11.95 to $150, and it's impossible to tell the difference. 27.2 is probably the most common post diameter, so any shop should have dozens. If you don't need 350mm, there's no advantage to having extra length, and a shorter post will save an amount of weight you'll also never notice.
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Originally Posted by Velo Dog View Post
Just personal opinion here, but I've had seatposts that cost from $11.95 to $150, and it's impossible to tell the difference. 27.2 is probably the most common post diameter, so any shop should have dozens. If you don't need 350mm, there's no advantage to having extra length, and a shorter post will save an amount of weight you'll also never notice.
You might feel differently if you didn't use a seat
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Nothing, and I mean nothing is easier to adjust than a Salsa seat post. It does have about a 1/2 inch setback, which is either good or bad, depending on your fit.

I do not know why the thing that holds the saddle is not called a saddle post.
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ended up going to my LBS and getting a C2 Canondale seat post,,,, (alum with carbon wrap) went with a 190mm,,, didn't need the extra length,,,,,, looks good,,, we will see,,,,,,,

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I personally recommend Thomson seatposts. They are fairly pricy, but very well engineered.

Maybe CF has improved over the years, but CF doesn't like being overtorqued, which is sometimes very easy to do. This may result in it shearing off. Good metal seatposts are not that heavier than CF, and can be often adjusted without worry.
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