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Zero-offset seat post? Recommendations?

Old 08-15-06, 06:05 PM
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Price Point's house brand, Sette, has a nice CF, zero offset post. I've had a couple of them mounted on my bikes for the past few years without any problems.
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Old 08-15-06, 09:21 PM
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Originally Posted by briscoelab
Are you somehow trying to say that M2 wasn't a reputable company? They were one of the best companies around for standing behind their products. Small companies like them have REALLY gotten screwed lately with the aero space industry gobbling up all the carbon fiber. This isn't something that's made up.... it's well documented. Larger companies do in fact have a bit more leverage in getting raw materials. But they ARE paying more for the carbon and Ti lately. You're obviously not someone who actually deals with these materials. Small companies like M2 push the envelope of cycling tech. Without them, we'd just have whatever Shimano et al decides to throw up for us this year.
Sorry--reputable was the wrong word. I just get nervous when I see so many products that have rider weight limits, etc. They may be the lightest parts out there, but I never would have bought an M2racer component to actually race with. I will agree that they definitely pushed the envelope, but so does Easton with their CNT composite, and I'm not afraid of getting shards of that in my rectum.
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Old 08-15-06, 10:24 PM
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Here is the Sette carbon post mentioned above.
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Old 08-15-06, 10:44 PM
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thomson, definitely

their stuff is stunning, brilliantly designed--even the packaging and manuals are nice
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Old 08-15-06, 11:34 PM
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Winwood Niko Carbon. Price is good/great, they are quite light, and I've run at least 5 of them on different bikes (race/cross/tour) with zero problems. Nicest thing about them is that they are two bolt, so you can fine tune them and don't have all the issues you end up with on a single bolt style.

We hates single bolt posts.

Thompson are good but comparatively heavy.
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Old 08-16-06, 01:50 AM
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Originally Posted by not2fast
I am looking for a zero-offset (or less offset) seat post, preferably carbon. Havent been able to find much.
Easton EC90. Nuff said.

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Thomsom Masterpiece

+1

Bontrager Xlite with only 5 offset is not bad at all, love the single screw adjustment, the easiest
of them all.

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Old 08-16-06, 06:26 AM
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I have used a thompson for years on my Waterford, never a problem with adjustment, durability and quality.

On my Trek Madone I have a Bontrager xxx lite, anyway one of the lighter ones, never stays adjusted, every time I hit a hard bump in the road and I am sitting it tilts up in my azz................... only one adjusting bolt for tilt and fore and aft.
I have tightend it down repeately and use lock-tite, so I finally ordered another seat post, a black Miche, yea I know an italian seat-post on a Trek, but that is one hot looking post.
I would put it on my Waterford but the sizing is 27.4 on the Thompson, so I do not believe it will fit the waterford there is 0.2mm difference it is not alot but could still cause some slop in the waterford. I might try a shim though and if that works I will put the thompson on the Trek Madone
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Old 08-16-06, 07:47 AM
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Originally Posted by velocipedio
Easton EC90. Nuff said.

Agreed. Difference between the EC90 and EC70 is a few grams, and the seat clamp is made of all-CF in the EC90--it's alloy in the EC70. The post itself is the same, so you can save a good $50 going with the 70 and not sacrifice too much. But yes, the EC90 wins the bling contest.

Again, the 2-bolt adjustment is excellent like the Thomson, and I've had zero slippage issues with my EC70 zero.
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Originally Posted by DrPete
and I'm not afraid of getting shards of that in my rectum.

Agreed! I'm not running any M2 stuff either, but if I weighed 130lbs (yea right!) I'd use their stuff for sure.

My vote is still for the Thompson Masterpiece. It's sturdy and heck and doesn't cost a fortune like some of the CF seat posts.... and is as light or lighter than them anyhow.
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