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 Post subject: Fizik Cyrano R1 seatpost
PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 6:00 pm 
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I'm thinking of fitting the Cyrano R1 carbon seatpost to my Supersix to match the Fizik stem. Anyone running one of these? How has your experience been?
I've heard they always come out far heavier than claimed and have just been informed of a few issues with the post cracking!!


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 Post subject: Fizik Cyrano R1 seatpost
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 6:04 pm 
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I'm riding one on my Scapin Anouk (review here) unless it's in weight weenie mode. I'm fond of the Fizik posts because they are sturdy, comfortable and easy to adjust with the dial. It's great that you don't need any adapters to run regular or carbon railed saddles. They are not the lightest posts on the market because of the hardware and design of the clamping system and adjustment dial but it's ease of use makes up for it IMHO. The post also looks damn nice.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 6:07 pm 
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Thanks a lot. I came across the pics of your bike while Google searching info on this post, it's a beautiful ride!!!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 6:38 pm 
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Just be aware that the 4mm bolt used is very soft, check wiggle reviews.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:21 pm 
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Mine came in 50 grams overweight, but I bought the 400mm version so I assume the weighed the 250 in 27.2 if I had to guess. I really like mine, looks slick, the tilt adjust is pretty nice, matches the rest of the fizik cockpit.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:34 pm 
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burglarboycie wrote:
Thanks a lot. I came across the pics of your bike while Google searching info on this post, it's a beautiful ride!!!

Thanks. It's fun to ride. Hopefully the fact that you found the images and write up means the content I'm creating is helping people. If you go with the Fizik post I'm sure you won't be disappointed.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:45 pm 
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mine 27.2 350mm was 260g :( Finish is identical to ...Cannondale C2 or FS SLK gloss "UD". Opinion: comfy, zero issues, quiet long clamp, so limited saddle adjustment, but better than some 3T posts.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:58 pm 
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Thanks guys. The more I read the more I'm thinking I may avoid it! My bike is not a hi-mod so it's never going to be a proper weenie but I would like to lose weight as well as making it look pretty. If I went with a Hylix Carbon post and carbon saddle I would likely save a couple of hundred grams over my stock C2 post and Arione CX combo.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:19 pm 
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The 4 mm bolt is crap. Various sockets did not fit snuggly and I eventually stripped the socket (not the threads). Replaced with a higher quality bolt and it's now fine. Not a big fan of the micro-wheel adjustment. It's good in principle but hard to use in practice. Difficult to return to a pre-figured position. I eventually resorted to counting quarter turns with the torque wrench.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 3:54 am 
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Angle adjustment is a pain but after a couple tries you get used to it. Very comfortable seat post in comparison to Cannondale stock parts. If you're using it with a carbon rail saddle, I've had to tighten mine way beyond the 7Nm spec to stop the saddle from creaking, and also the angle of the saddle kept tilting up (slooooowly over 5 weeks) that it ended up 5 degrees POSITIVE. My nuts were not happy to say the least. Tightening beyond 7Nm was after I greased the bolt so that it wouldn't snap, but maybe it's because I've had it for over 3 years?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 10:32 am 
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verbs4us wrote:
The 4 mm bolt is crap. Various sockets did not fit snuggly and I eventually stripped the socket (not the threads). Replaced with a higher quality bolt and it's now fine. Not a big fan of the micro-wheel adjustment. It's good in principle but hard to use in practice. Difficult to return to a pre-figured position. I eventually resorted to counting quarter turns with the torque wrench.


If you use a saddle with a cutout, you can usually access the front bolt from the top where there is a 4mm socket head. Makes it a lot easier to get that bolt tight.

And I'll second the notion of the soft rear bolt. Replace it with something better and you'll be all set.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 6:02 pm 
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Does anyone have the specs for the rear bolt? I rounded mine off yesterday. Fizik sells them but they're asking $25 - lol.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 6:13 pm 
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nohands wrote:
Does anyone have the specs for the rear bolt? I rounded mine off yesterday. Fizik sells them but they're asking $25 - lol.


If my memory serves, it's an M5 bolt with a length of about 30mm. I always replaced the rear bolts in the Cyrano posts I had as the stock bolts were so soft and they soon got rounded out. A good socket head machine screw will set you right and last a lot longer.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:18 pm 
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Thanks Ghisallo!

Update: For completeness, the bolt is an M6 x 1.0, 30mm length should suffice.


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