cheap and light carbon seatpost review

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02GF74
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by 02GF74

yes, another Chinese cheap carbon fibre seatpost; 31.6 x 400 mm. 0 deg offset - actual weight 200g ( claimed 184g)

UD Matte finish.

See ebay - search T700 Full Carbon Seatpost e.g. item 263259315861

pros:
+ looks reasonable well made
+ does not slip when seatpost clamp is done up
+ light (could be lighter by using Ti bots (M5 45mm and 50 mm)
+ no noticeable flex
+ very cheap!! approx. £ 22.

cons
- photos shows with no logo but item supplied had light grey logos - but could have been be more garish
- saddle slipped back a couple of mm on two occasions so may need looking at torqueing the bolts further
- the lower clamp does not fit perfectly in the post - there is a tiny gap that is taken up when the bolts are done up.


reliability unknown as only had one 10 mile ride.
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niklasp
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by niklasp

Sounds just like something I would never buy...

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akagi82
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by akagi82

I will look into that one... Are the rail cradles/cup near the top of the tube carbon?

I was eyeing this one: almost all carbon, with TI hardware.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Hylix-Carbon-S ... SwIIxZjH9L

02GF74
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by 02GF74

No, the cradle is aluminium alloy.

I saw the Hylix post you mention but I have one with similar clamping style which creaks no matter what I do, not saying that the Hylix will do the same but it was one reason, as well as cost, that I did not buy it.

02GF74
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by 02GF74

No, the cradle is aluminium alloy.

I saw the Hylix post you mention but I have one with similar clamping style which creaks no matter what I do, not saying that the Hylix will do the same but it was one reason, as well as cost, that I did not buy it.

02GF74
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by 02GF74

189 g with Ti bolts (M5 x 50 and M5 x 45).

by Weenie


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