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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:53 pm 
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I just built up my Parlee Z5 and got a New Ultimate seatpost for it. My math was slightly off though and I need another 20-25mm setback... Here's what I'm looking for... something that is light (realistically, probably not possible as light as the New Ultimate, but I would like to be close...), something that can handle 165-170 lbs (the heaviest I get in off season), something with about 20-25mm offset, if at all possible white (not a deal breaker though... I can always paint it if I see the need) and I'd like to spend less than $250... is that possible at all? Any recommendations?

... and yes, did a search, but either my search was wrong or it's just not that many threads...

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:54 pm 
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You can get lighter than the New Ultimate with an Ax Lightness setback seatpost. Most are black but I have seen special order silver. They cost more but will be around 110 grams depending on the length.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:00 pm 
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sedluk wrote:
You can get lighter than the New Ultimate with an Ax Lightness setback seatpost. Most are black but I have seen special order silver. They cost more but will be around 110 grams depending on the length.


Can I use an AX? I'm 165 to 170lbs at my heaviest in the off season (so I enter the season close to max...). I thought AX wasn't strong enough...

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:10 pm 
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It'll probably void the warranty.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:23 pm 
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ax daedalus seatpost is rated for 85kg, plenty of margin if you are 170lb max

fwiw i use the ax europa, same weight limit and i'm about same max weight as you


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:37 pm 
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http://www.rosebikes.se/artikel/xtreme- ... aid:488796" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Same as PRO "Vibe" 2009. 156 gr to to 300mm. ;)


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:18 pm 
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sungod wrote:
ax daedalus seatpost is rated for 85kg, plenty of margin if you are 170lb max

fwiw i use the ax europa, same weight limit and i'm about same max weight as you


I thought it was rated for 165lbs...

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:24 pm 
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http://ax-lightness.de/en/cycling/bike- ... /daedalus/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

85kg

they have other setback posts, the ax2100 and ax2200, with a lower limit


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:25 pm 
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oh, I didn't realize that! 85kg gives me plenty of margin...

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ritchey superlogic 150 gr for 300mm. Price: seen on ebay for 170 dollars


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:33 pm 
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Ok, Ax Lightness Daedalus it is. Wish it was white to match the frame, but guess you can't have it all...

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That's a bummer that the NU didn't work out :(
Hopefully you can find a deal on the AX :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:54 pm 
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tonytourist wrote:
That's a bummer that the NU didn't work out :(
Hopefully you can find a deal on the AX :thumbup:


Did already! :D

The New Ultimate works fantastic, it's just that my math was off by about 20mm... When I did my trig I thought I would end up within 2mm of my Look 595, but the zero offset put me my further forward than what I calculated... I re-did my math and found my error... Really too bad, because the NU looks amazing on the Parlee...

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:17 pm 
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One of these?

http://www.zipp.com/seatposts/slspeed-c ... ost--20-/#

Not super light, but its solid and has a good clamp.


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