27.2 Seatpost recommendation

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What is the current sweet spot on the price/weight curve for 27.2 seatposts?

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Thomson elite, good price, weight and rock solid!
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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.
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bobqzzi
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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

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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

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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?

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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.
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