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Old 08-14-06, 09:20 PM
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Zero-offset seat post? Recommendations?

Gents,

I am looking for a zero-offset (or less offset) seat post, preferably carbon. Havent been able to find much.

Any ideas where I can find one?

Thanks.
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http://www.cambriabike.com/shopexd.asp?id=9973
U.S.E. ALIEN CYCLOPS Carbon seatpost at 139g at 270mm length 160g at 350mm length.

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Thomson. Not carbon, but very light and strong.
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Originally Posted by not2fast
Gents,

I am looking for a zero-offset (or less offset) seat post, preferably carbon. Havent been able to find much.

Any ideas where I can find one?

Thanks.
Easton EC70 Zero. It's SWEET. I've had mine for about 4 months and ridden the hell out of it, with no slippage problems or clamp issues. I weigh 197-200#.

I got mine from competitive cyclist, but if you Google "Easton EC70 Zero" a bunch will come up.
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Gotta go with the Thompson Masterpiece. It's not carbon, but it's still bling It's also super light and VERY sturdy.
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Check out M2Racer's carbon seatposts on eBay: 200mm @ 69g.
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If you have to go carbon the Easton Zero (EC90 or EC70) are really nice. For Al go with the Thompson, easy to adjust and very light. The Alien is very light but it is by far the the most difficult to adjust. Once you've got it set it's a great but getting it there can be a real chore.
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Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo
. . . The Alien is very light but it is by far the the most difficult to adjust. Once you've got it set it's a great but getting it there can be a real chore.
I have the U.S.E. Alien alloy version, which is the same design with same seat clamp as the carbon, and I do agree that mounting the saddle was a chore - you can't even mount the saddle with the seatpost installed. That being said, and ingoring the hastle for the moment, it is a great post and I really like mine which is why I recommended the carbon version to the OP.
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Bonty X Lite - maybe not exactly zero offset but it comes in 5mm offset.
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+1 on the Thomson. I have a Thomson with zero offset and it is not only lighter than my Bontrager X Lite Carbon, it's also sturdier.

Thomson seatposts and stems are one of the most recommended out there.
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I just got this one. If the rain lets up I'll give it a test ride today. I saved a whopping 20 grams of weight over the original seatpost. (I got it for the zero setback -- I've been too far back on the bike all this time)
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Excellent Choice! Use Thomson on all my bikes!
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Originally Posted by Johnny Rad
Check out M2Racer's carbon seatposts on eBay: 200mm @ 69g.
M2Racer went out of business and closed it's doors last month.
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Originally Posted by WheresWaldo
M2Racer went out of business and closed it's doors last month.
And they used the excuse that carbon fiber was expensive and in short supply...

Funny how it hasn't had an impact on the pricing/availability of reputable manufacturers' carbon fiber products...
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Originally Posted by DrPete
And they used the excuse that carbon fiber was expensive and in short supply...

Funny how it hasn't had an impact on the pricing/availability of reputable manufacturers' carbon fiber products...

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.
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Thre's other things out there besides carbon. I've got a Thomson on one bike, a Dean Ti on another, and a Syncros on the third (and fouth) bike.

For a decent AL no offset post, check out the Sette stuff at Price Point. Syncros copies...

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Originally Posted by Ryleeryno
+1 on the Thomson. I have a Thomson with zero offset and it is not only lighter than my Bontrager X Lite Carbon, it's also sturdier.

Thomson seatposts and stems are one of the most recommended out there.
+2 they make an excellent product. lighter than carbon. much easier to work with than USE

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I'll put in a vote for Thompson. Came in at around the same weight as the giant carbon one I had but it looks better and is far more adjustable in my opinion.
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There is no question.....Thomson all the way. Best seatpost going.....strong as hell, light, and it's aluminum.

If people think they're going for the "comfort factor" or "huge weight savings" (well, with the exception of 2-3 seatposts out there) with a carbon post, they're strongly misguided.
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Thanks for all the input! I wil start researching them. I am putting it on my new Madone, which already has a carbon post, so I want to stay with carbon.

Again, I appreciate all the input!


I do slightly disagree with this statement:

Originally Posted by GuitarWizard
If people think they're going for the "comfort factor" or "huge weight savings" (well, with the exception of 2-3 seatposts out there) with a carbon post, they're strongly misguided.
A month ago, I put a carbon Bonty on my Trek 1200, and it made a very noticeable differance in ride comfort!
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Tire pressure makes a far bigger difference (and it's much cheaper), but on an aluminum frame, I'm sure it took a small bit of road vibration out of the ride.
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I notice no difference between my giant fixie (AL thompson) and my trek (xxx lite cf).
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