Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Blog NEW Galleries NEW FAQ Contact About Impressum
It is currently Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:14 am

All times are UTC+01:00





Post new topic  This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:22 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:04 pm
Posts: 54
What is the current sweet spot on the price/weight curve for 27.2 seatposts?

Please use search


Top
   
 
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:45 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:09 pm
Posts: 631
Thomson elite, good price, weight and rock solid!

_________________
Looks like I made a new 90 Proof friend


Top
   
 
Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:45 pm 


Top
   
 
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:51 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:32 pm
Posts: 8425
Location: Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California
bobqzzi wrote:
What is the current sweet spot on the price/weight curve for 27.2 seatposts?


Since you're asking about the sweet spot, not necessarily a model brand...

I personally think that the 'sweet spot' for price & weight of a 27.2 zero-setback should be around 110g for $100. Then tune it down to sub 100g from there.
That's what I found to be the sweet spot. Easy to find? No, but it is the sweet spot if you keep your eyes peeled and have patience.

_________________
Exp001 || Other projects in the works.


Top
   
 
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:34 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:04 pm
Posts: 54
prendrefeu wrote:
bobqzzi wrote:
What is the current sweet spot on the price/weight curve for 27.2 seatposts?


Since you're asking about the sweet spot, not necessarily a model brand...

I personally think that the 'sweet spot' for price & weight of a 27.2 zero-setback should be around 110g for $100. Then tune it down to sub 100g from there.
That's what I found to be the sweet spot. Easy to find? No, but it is the sweet spot if you keep your eyes peeled and have patience.


Thanks- any thoughts on brands? I do need set back though


Top
   
 
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:17 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Dec 23, 2008 2:57 pm
Posts: 864
Location: NYC
Ritchey WCS 2 bolt carbon, mine weighed in at scant 160g for the 300mm....could probably drop to 150 with Ti bolts. Solid finish and consruction.

Here are a couple threads that have covered similar question.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=71357&hilit=ritchey

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=108991&hilit=+ritchey

EM3

_________________
______________

My 2013 Cervelo R5


Top
   
 
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:09 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jun 10, 2009 2:16 pm
Posts: 365
Location: Austin, Texas
prendrefeu wrote:
I personally think that the 'sweet spot' for price & weight of a 27.2 zero-setback should be around 110g for $100.


Most seatpost I have come across are around 200 grams - am I loosing it?


Top
   
 
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:04 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:52 pm
Posts: 315
Location: eNZed
I ended up at 150g for weight sweet spot, but found that price was very variable (eventually settling at $100 + a little).

If you went for non-big-branded then you could possibly end up with something like Hylix or Bontrager knock-offs for less $.

I looked seriously at all USE versions but the ? over the clamp system put me off, and Thomson Masterpiece is not all that light against the price.

_________________
Less is more.


Top
   
 
Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:04 am 


Top
   
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 7 posts ] 

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Daytime Rear Light Recommendation

[ Go to page: 1 2 3 ]

in Road

MRM

43

2982

Tue May 23, 2017 4:41 pm

Calnago View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Clothing recommendation for touring in the Alps (South Tyrol) in May

[ Go to page: 1 2 ]

in Road

nemeseri

19

1111

Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:09 pm

wingguy View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Front derailleur limit screw rounded off (SRAM eTap), need plier recommendation

in Road

Shrike

3

378

Wed May 03, 2017 7:40 am

Shrike View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Looking for 30.9 seatpost

in Road

dbnm

0

18

Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:32 am

dbnm View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. 20mm Seatpost vs 5mm

in Road

p3dalfaster

1

303

Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:01 am

2lo8 View the latest post


All times are UTC+01:00


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Baidu [Spider], BigPoser, mnmasotto and 42 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited