eBay carbon fiber post/seat/clamp bundle 180/110/15 = 305
Savings = 132 gr (.29 lbs)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Carbon-Matt-MTB ... 2ecf78d48f
I was searching for a lighter seatpost and came across the combo. But it's no-name gear. What are the experiences of weenies with inexpensive carbon shell saddles?
Some portlier figures can be light on gear, and some flyweights can break anything they touch....
If you want to go down the lighter weight but dont want to break the bank balance route, i'd suggest
Hylix for the seat post. Normally found on ebay. 180g- 400mm (27.2)
Flyxii for the saddle. Buy direct. 106g for a full carbon slr copy.
Both reasonable quality and the full carbon saddle is as comfortable as my AX lightness endurance.
You will need a set of oval ears for the seatpost though if you buy the above combo. Easily bought from Trek dealers.
Not had much luck with carbon clamps- save your moneyand buy a Ti bolt for the one you have
The saddle sounds like a ceramic tile when you knock on it, and is slightly less comfortable than one. The shape is fine, but it has absolutely no flex.
The 27.2 post that came with my ICAN FM066sl also has very little flex, at least compared to a cheap 27.2 alu post I have on my singlespeed. I suspect the 31.6 post will be even stiffer.
So the setup will probably be super harsh.
I would suggest at least getting an SLR or similar saddle (used?) instead which will be lot more comfortable.
The SLR replaces my Airone, that was 255 grams. I picked up the SLR on ebay for $30, but haven't put in any time on it, to check comfort.
Jekyllman, I was looking at the Hylix seatpost you recommend on eBay. The offset one I'd need claims to be compatible with 7x9 oval rails.
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