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pretty nice post if you like alloy..

Posted: Wed May 09, 2012 11:36 am
by sugarkane

Re: pretty nice post if you like alloy..

Posted: Wed May 09, 2012 12:20 pm
by de zwarten
I like the one from KCNC a lot (retail about 100 euros, so that's half of the price of the extralite). It's light and bullet proof after 4 years of heavy usage (cobbles etc.).

But if you want to save 27 grams for 100 euro: go for it! :beerchug:

Re: pretty nice post if you like alloy..

Posted: Wed May 09, 2012 12:20 pm
by Weenie

Re: pretty nice post if you like alloy..

Posted: Wed May 09, 2012 12:32 pm
by sugarkane
de zwarten wrote:I like the one from KCNC a lot (retail about 100 euros, so that's half of the price of the extralite). It's light and bullet proof after 4 years of heavy usage (cobbles etc.).

But if you want to save 27 grams for 100 euro: go for it! :beerchug:



for an alloy post its very light and kcnc have not invested any where near as much time and effort into their post as this one...

i rode a friends bike for the last 2 weeks with a tuned version of the kcnc seat post... it was farking awful.. i felt every single bump in the road *10..

either way i'll be sticking to my Berk combo thanks :smartass:

this on the other hand....

hmmm they have done well

http://www.extralite.com/Products/HyperCap.htm

Re: pretty nice post if you like alloy..

Posted: Wed May 09, 2012 1:51 pm
by adriano
the seatpost was not the issue.

Re: pretty nice post if you like alloy..

Posted: Wed May 09, 2012 2:00 pm
by sugarkane
adriano wrote:the seatpost was not the issue.



What is the price?
You put that much time and effort into a finished product and then ask for less.. :roll:

Re: pretty nice post if you like alloy..

Posted: Wed May 09, 2012 2:44 pm
by adriano
im just saying that the kcnc post was not what made that ride uncomfortable.

Re: pretty nice post if you like alloy..

Posted: Wed May 09, 2012 3:05 pm
by sugarkane
adriano wrote:im just saying that the kcnc post was not what made that ride uncomfortable.



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no your right it must have been poor choice of veloflex tires or sumthing.... :unbelievable:

Re: pretty nice post if you like alloy..

Posted: Wed May 09, 2012 3:11 pm
by adriano
i reckon as little as 3mm too tall saddle height or not enough setback.

Re: pretty nice post if you like alloy..

Posted: Wed May 09, 2012 3:19 pm
by sugarkane
adriano wrote:i reckon as little as 3mm too tall saddle height or not enough setback.


In terms if comfort is was talking about road shock through the seat post saddle setup..
I adjusted the saddle hight to match my own bike and those are my wheels too..
I found the post transfered way to much of what was happing on the road to my ass..

I started using a full integrated carbon post/seat combo 1000kms ago and noticed a huge improvement in damping over the new ultimate ( alloy ) and the extralite UL2 post I have used up until I made the switch..


The kcnc post was even worse that's all...

Re: pretty nice post if you like alloy..

Posted: Wed May 09, 2012 3:31 pm
by adriano
nice, that hasnt been the case in my experience, and im not a believer in the post material having an effect provided that youre using pneumatic tires. glad you like your new post.

Re: pretty nice post if you like alloy..

Posted: Wed May 09, 2012 3:41 pm
by sugarkane
It's kinda the same as alloy bars vs carbon bars one is a stiffer maternal and will transfer shock more directly..

I'm been kinda picky though its a small difference

Re: pretty nice post if you like alloy..

Posted: Wed May 09, 2012 4:09 pm
by sugarkane
Any way

Nice to see extralite doing some new stuff.

The workmanship and effort going into their new seat post is :unbelievable:

And the 2.9g cap and bolt combo :shock:

Re: pretty nice post if you like alloy..

Posted: Wed May 09, 2012 4:43 pm
by ipenguinking
I'm a light guy at 120lbs therefore I'm sensitive to road imperfections. However I can't tell the difference in comfort department from using different seatpost. I've tried 3 different seatposts on my bike during the last 2 years - KCNC, FSA K-Force, and now Enve. There is absolutely no difference.

The reason I switched from KCNC to FSA is because I wanted matching cockpit. Same for the move to Enve. The KCNC seatpost is very reliable and very light. The only complaint I have is its fading anodize after a year of service.

Re: pretty nice post if you like alloy..

Posted: Wed May 09, 2012 8:41 pm
by sugarkane
I'm not light, 85kgs and I won't use an alloy post ever again.
To me the difference is night and day

Re: pretty nice post if you like alloy..

Posted: Wed May 09, 2012 8:56 pm
by leosantos
sugarkane wrote:I'm not light, 85kgs and I won't use an alloy post ever again.
To me the difference is night and day


you mean u'll be only using carbon? I got this, really light for alloy , and with the option for a 27,2mm post - the extralite only come in 31mm
http://www.6kcycles.com/products/super- ... st-27-2-mm

I was going to place an order - at ebay as the seller has good deals there - and the guy talked me into gettin the alloy, as a superior product. Im very curious cause I also thought that no way an alloy post would be as confortable as a carbon one.. let´s see, my bro is bringing me the post from the States in 3 weeks still

Re: pretty nice post if you like alloy..

Posted: Wed May 09, 2012 8:56 pm
by Weenie