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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 9:59 am 
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Does anyone have any experience of both posts? Is the 2.0 worth an extra £100?

I think that the Canyon Inflite 9s is top of my list as a replacement for my broken winter/training bike. I'm not sure if it's worth getting the upgrade or not.

If they're amazing, but it doesn't make a huge difference on the commuter with 28/32 tyres (I commute in central london) then would it be worth getting it to put on my race bike?

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 5:22 pm 
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I have the 2.0 version. It really does work. It has a lot more flex than I wanted though, and it's definitely a loss of power.

I tried putting on my SuperSix EVO and there just wasn't enough vertical clearance for it to work properly, and having to constantly pull it out and clean the grit out was annoying. It squeaks when it gets dirty. I put it back on my Synapse and it is fine there with enough vertical clearance.

If you're after a more comfortable ride as a commuter or just as a training bike, I think it is fine. You'll appreciate your race/stiffer bike all that much more when you get on it.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 7:09 pm 
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Thanks.

Sounds like the cleaning/squeaking issue wouldn't be ideal for a bike that's used daily in all weather.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 2:54 am 
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The 2.0 is basically two carbon "leafs" held together by a screw. It does allow grit/sand/dirt to get in the seatpost. I don't think it'd be a first choice for all weather riding. That being said, I did use it for over 9 months while I was on my Synapse. Torrential rains etc. You just need to clean it every 200-300km (according to the Canyon user manual).


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superdx: would you say you felt more power loss than added comfort? I'm having trouble sourcing the 7x9 oversize Fliphead to the States, so if you know a distributor, that'd be great.

I was looking into the Niner RDO and Ritchey WCS FlexLogic seatpost before I picked up the VCLS 2.0.

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If I had to strictly quantify it, I would say that the power loss is less than the comfort gained. You really don't notice road buzz and bumps especially over a period of 30mins to 1 hour. Rides definitely end with less fatigue on the back and ass.

I guess it depends on your personal preference. It was totally worth it when I was just into recreational riding, but I've gotten a lot more serious and want to push myself as much as possible whenever I go out. I currently have a carbon Fizik seatpost and that is better for me. However, the stock alloy seatpost from Cannondale was way too harsh.

Not sure that really helped...


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 11:59 am 
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Ah, I bought mine from Canyon direct


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Thanks for the feedback :thumbup:

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I have the VCLS 2.0 but considering the "normal" VCLS since I hope a di2 battery can be mounted inside. Has anyone tried that?


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