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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:25 pm 
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Trying to figure out what kind of weight savings I could get by replacing the standard aluminum seat post clamp on my 2014 Parlee Z5i with either a Parlee carbon seat post clamp that comes with the Z5SLi or one from Fair Wheel. Anyone know what the weights are for the standard Z5i and Z5SLi seat post clamps are?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:28 pm 
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Std Parlee z5 one weighs around 18g a nice 12mm high Mfck one not only looks better it's over 10g lighter. The only difference between the z5 and the z5sli one would be the bolt.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:05 pm 
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I just put a Parlee alloy clamp from a Z5i on the scale and got 22 grams, the carbon Parlee clamp is 16 grams.

As far as replacement clamps go, the Kcnc SC9 is the best value, but in my opinion the alloy tune clamp at 9 grams is the best option in terms of weight, performance, looks and price.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:52 pm 
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@sugarkane and @madcow appreciate the numbers! Looks like I could lose 13g for $40 going with the Tune clamp.


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I have to disagree madcow I think looks wise the Mfck one is the trick.
But z5s were very black! My old 2011 z5 had a carbon clamp did they change it?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:58 pm 
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@sugarkane I believe the 2014 Z5i has the aluminum clamp while the 2014 Z5SLi has a carbon clamp.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:24 pm 
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Go Smud:

5-7 Grams depending on size

http://www.smud-carbon.eu/clampCL.html

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I'm a big fan of the Mcfk.


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Honestly the Smud, Mcfk, Tune Skyline, and POP are all incredibly similar and all good choices. But given the fact that they are twice the price of the Tune alloy and generally only 2-3 grams lighter I still think the alloy is a better choice for most people. However if it's a true WW project and every gram counts then yes go for one of the carbons.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:38 pm 
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Madcow, I have a NeilPryde BuraSL and I am planning to replace the seatpost clamp. I heard that a 31.8 would not work well, and I was recommended to get a 30.7 KCNC. Do you know if the 30.0 Tune alloy would work?
I know you do not list the BuraSL in FWB website anymore, but I was hoping that you had this information at hand...

(I am traveling now, so I cannot confirm seat tube diameter - and sorry for hijacking the topic)


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