6kcycles vs Mr.Ride

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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deermatt
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by deermatt

Im sure everyones seen the 6kcycles seatpost as its been talked about a lot here. Has anyone ordered one of these posts / post& clamp combos from Mr.Ride ? They seem like the same design, with better mounting hardware .

http://www.ebay.com/itm/mr-rideMatt-3K- ... 35c69e28c0

by Weenie


dem
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by dem

I've ordered one, but have not installed it yet. Matte UD for my Parlee Z5SLi. 134.5 grams for 31.6x350.

deermatt
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by deermatt

woah, thats light for that size! The 6kcycles 31.6 x 350 is 151 grams

deermatt
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by deermatt

Also dem, how long did it take you your post to arrive?

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by RyanH

The 6K cycles aluminum post was less than 120g (can't remember the size) but the cradle was razor thin. Wouldn't trust it with carbon rails.
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dem
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by dem

Took about a week for delivery to California.

The cradle is not much.. but I plan to use it with my steel railed Arione, at least initially.

deermatt
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by deermatt

hmm, I have a specialized s-works toupe carbon railed saddle. Are you suggesting not to use the 6kcycles or mr.ride posts?

dem
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by dem

I do not know - if you look at the cradles, there is very small rail contact areas on all the ultralight clamps.

On the other hand, I see plenty of people using them with carbon railed saddles - at least in pictures!

dem
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by dem

Working ok after 1 ride!

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deermatt
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by deermatt

god, im so jealous of your frame ! I had full intentions to order from mr.ride, but I want my new build together quick, so I'm ordering from omni racer which is in the US , tomorrow.

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