Seatpost options

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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timzcat
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by timzcat

I am in search of a seatpost for my Evo Ultimate.
The USE Alien which I really liked the clamp design is only a 10mm setback and it's not enough.
For now I had to put my old 3T Dorico Ltd on the bike but it does not match at all but I need the 25mm of setback.

This means a Thompson setback is out since it is also only 10mm.
I would prefer carbon but most of all something that is light and will match the frame.
The post is 27.2 X 270.

timzcat
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by timzcat

And I have been looking for days for something light. The USE post was only 155g.

leosantos
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by leosantos

hey tim, I had to do the same research for my blk/wte evo, I loved the USE but offset wasnt enough and I went for dorivo ltd which actually matches well the frame, its somewhat light and very confy. but clamp sucks so I ordered a ritchey superlogic carbon (though Im a anti ricthey guy). at claimed 148 gr it should do...
plus, you have to get the special clamp kit aftermarket, I had the luck to find the right one on ebay, there are 3 sizes (standard, 8mm, oval 9,6mm which is carbon fizik specialized etc) and two different materials, make sure you get the carbon one..

lighter than that and with 2-2,5cm of setback, I only know of Ax-lightness post and maybe some other german composite brands, but at that price and weight, a Berk combo is usually a better option, plus I seen a few pics of broken ax posts around.

ebay_special
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by ebay_special

Agree USE is lovely but no good without set-back you need. I got job done with a Thomson layback before discovering this which I now have: http://www.pmpbike.net/bike/Seatpost.html"

All the set-back permutations you could need and in all the materials, beautifully engineered - I wanted Ti which is gorgeous, but you may prefer carbon. Probably a seller in UK but I just ordered from Italy. Easy.

ebay_special

leosantos
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by leosantos

That's a cool option, tks!
They just dont state their weights, but one could drop these guys a mail and ask..

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Rick
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by Rick

I think Thomson's setback is 16 mm (not 10) ;
But that still isn't 25mm. I went from Dorico to Thomson and made it work for me. It depends on how you have the saddle slid on the rails.

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by bm0p700f

Thomson masterpiece is also pretty light. Setback is 16mm.

Here are some specs;
http://www.bikethomson.com/blog/wp-cont ... nsions.pdf
http://bikethomson.com/seatposts/masterpiece/

socratease
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by socratease

My superlogic came in @ 156. Pleased with it, seems to be pretty durable, and adds a bit of comfort.

leosantos
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by leosantos

and it is a 300mm post isnt it? so if cut to match USE's 270mm lenght its sure to be lighter..
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timzcat
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by timzcat

I am pretty certain the Thompson would not work. I was maxed out on the saddle rails with the USE and still needed at least 20 to 25 more mm setback.
When I changed the post back to the Dorico I went from 60mm on the USE to 80mm and may need to go more when I have my fitter look at me on the bike again.

timzcat
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by timzcat

I requested information on the PMP. Looks like a nice piece.

ebay_special
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by ebay_special

timzcat wrote:I requested information on the PMP. Looks like a nice piece.


As I said before; PMP have vast permutations in various materials and are beautifully engineered. I believe you need an SB27 to get your position right.
I bought what I needed and then shortened to suit but remember that correct position is far more important than a 20 grm weight penalty!
Hope it works out. Good luck.


ebay_special

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