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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 11:04 pm 
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Hi everyone!
I'm planning a new build, a semi weenie project, but on a mild budget and with nothing from schmolke or the like.
What im after is a light-ish seatpost in 31.6 and roughly 350mm. Weight would be ~175g.
Heres what i have already:
3T Doric
Ritchey WCS
Any ideas?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:35 am 
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set back ?

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:45 am 
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KCNC

Ti Pro light definitely, but if you need setback, the SC Pro Lite also might be in that 175g range


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 2:05 am 
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How about a USE Alien carbon (a little setback) or if you can find them on eBay (someone seems to have a lot of new ones and lists them on eBay from time to time) M2 Racer carbon or M2 Racer aluminum Superpost (no setback).

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 3:57 am 
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ahh yes, forgot that, preferably no set back.

USE that another one to add.

I won't ride kcnc, its just a me hating them thing:p


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:34 am 
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Easton EC90. Jenson USA is having a sale right now. 89 bucks USD! Amazing Deal. You can get a shorter one for road bikes. I got a 400mm for my mountain bike.

Else I would recommend Thomson Masterpiece.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:56 am 
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yeah i think im going to go a thomson.
im not keen on big graphics, so thomson fits, and theyre light!


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:38 am 
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I had a thompson... now have a wcs carbon. I love the way the top is molded... it's light and comfy. plus oh so pretty. if you watch ebay, you can get one cheap. I got mine for 35 bucks lol.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:33 pm 
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WCS carbon is heavier. Hard to beat the Thomson Masterpiece. KCNC seems like a solid choice: somewhat lighter than the Thomson. But Easton? Heavy.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:36 pm 
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Maybe a Rotor seatpost can suit your demands.

http://www.rotorbike.com/nueva/ingles/tijasp1.htm

I've found it in some european boutiques for +/-90€.

Don't know anything about the post. Weight might be like the Masterpiece. You're just asking what alternatives... :)

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 3:13 pm 
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The Rotor head clamp looks pretty similar to the Syntace P6. I have a P6 Carbon that is under 180g, but I have cut it shorter than 350.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:10 am 
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Thompson of course (cut it down to the right size) and put some Ti bolts / barrels on this - easily available on eBay.

Best option IMO would be New Ultimate alloy post. Work perfectly and not that much over 100g - a bit more for the length you want.


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Thomson gets my vote.

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