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Seatpost collars – significant differences to note?

Old 10-23-11, 06:32 AM
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Seatpost collars – significant differences to note?

Like all things cycling, a seemingly simple task has morphed into a NASA-type research project. I’d like to replace my stock seatpost collar on my CAAD-9 with a red one. The various styles and price ranges of collars now leaves me wondering if I need to put some thought into this beyond color. Do I need to consider carbon v aluminum seatpost, for example?

Thanks for the advice (and for the obligatory bf humor).

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Salsa. With the cylindrical steel "nut", they're the most strip-proof collars out there. And they come in just about every color you could want.

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Have you considered size?
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If by size, you mean ensuring that the diameter is correct for my seatpost, then yes. Since weight differences seem to be negligable, I have not considered that. I just want it to hold reliably and not corrode apart.

I'll check out Salsa. Thanks for the tip.
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