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Old 02-01-17, 10:05 PM
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2016 Kestrel Talon

I bought and had my Kestrel Talon shipped direct to my house. After opening it up and sorting out how and where things go, I noticed that there was not a seat post adapter( according to the manual) so I can put it on my bike stand. Has anyone had the same problem. Or is there some where to buy one? I have messaged the manufacturer and we all know how that goes. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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What is a set post adapter for a work stand? Never heard of that. The seat post is not damaged by the work stand clamp.
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The post is shaped like an airfoil and carbon, you have to remove the carbon post and insert the adapter so that it can accept a normal seat post. Assuming the bike is new. Have you reached out to Kestrel?
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
What is a set post adapter for a work stand? Never heard of that. The seat post is not damaged by the work stand clamp.
That bike has an aero seatpost that doesn't play well with traditional seatpost workstand clamps, so they include an adapter wedge that evidently goes in the seat post clamp area to allow the use of a traditional 27.2mm round post for clamping in the work stand-

Kestrel Seatpost Adaptor Install HELP!: Triathlon Forum: Slowtwitch Forums

Seems like a lot of work to pull your post, put in an adapater, put in a new post, tighten it up, and then clamp it in the stand. Can't you just clamp the top tube?
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Originally Posted by Dan333SP View Post
That bike has an aero seatpost that doesn't play well with traditional seatpost workstand clamps, so they include an adapter wedge that evidently goes in the seat post clamp area to allow the use of a traditional 27.2mm round post for clamping in the work stand-

Kestrel Seatpost Adaptor Install HELP!: Triathlon Forum: Slowtwitch Forums

Seems like a lot of work to pull your post, put in an adapater, put in a new post, tighten it up, and then clamp it in the stand. Can't you just clamp the top tube?
Generally you should never clamp a bike by the top tube.

Is there a reason why your work stand just can't clamp the aero seatpost? I have a Park work stand and it works just fine with my Giant Trinity seatpost, which is a wide aero seatpost. Even if you did have that adapter, it seems like an awful lot of work to remove your seatpost, put in the adapters, put in the standard seatpost, to do it all in reverse to put back in the aero post. Not to mention aero carbon seatposts are notorious for slipping, often requiring carbon friction paste.
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I have reached out to the manufacturer and the seller. And I also have a Park bike stand. This is my first carbon frame and I want to do it right.
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I have reached out to the manufacturer and the seller. And I also have a Park bike stand. This is my first carbon frame and I want to do it right.
I have the same bike and a park tools stand also. I clamp the seatpost directly. It is fine. The seatpost is meant to be clamped down hard, unlike the rest of the bike. The seatpost on the talon is reinforced with aluminum between the two sheet of carbon. You can say that the carbon on the seatpost is for aesthetics only. You can treat the seatpost as if it were an alloy one. I place a microfiber towel between the clamp and seatpost when I put mine on the stand to avoid scratches. Just don't clamp anywhere but the seatpost and you'll be fine. You can clamp the seatpost as hard as it requires so that the bike stays put while you're working on it.
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Thank You Danny01. I did hear back from the seller who told me to clamp it on the seat? that doesn't make sense to me. Your seat post info makes more sense, so I will do it like all my other bikes.
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