Budget lightweight seatpost options needed

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
addictR1
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by addictR1

dgasmd wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:59 pm
Just got an AXLightness Europa 27.2 no setback 400 mm and weights in at 135 grm. So long I could cut it by almost 1/3 and still be ok with plenty below. Not the cheapest. Rated at 100 kg rider.
your budget is definitely a lot more than my budget... :D i would love to get some AXLightness stuff.. but not within reach unless i hit the lotto...

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JerryLook
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by JerryLook

And the Chinese post is just as light, it just doesn’t have as much bling.
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commendatore
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by commendatore

dgasmd wrote:Just got an AXLightness Europa 27.2 no setback 400 mm and weights in at 135 grm. So long I could cut it by almost 1/3 and still be ok with plenty below. Not the cheapest. Rated at 100 kg rider.

I’m always trying to balance budget, weight, and major brand reliability, so I appreciate both ends of the spectrum!

addictR1
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Doh! Got my seatpost delivered today from Aliexpress.. but it doesn’t fit the 31.6... Image

Also the cradle doesn’t fit probably. Image

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JerryLook
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by JerryLook

Do you have a digital caliper? Just curious what the post actually measures.
2010 Orbea Opal 54cm
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addictR1
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JerryLook wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:35 pm
Do you have a digital caliper? Just curious what the post actually measures.
nope.. but gonna go get one today. also needed to pick up some ball hex wrench

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by Squashednuts

Is this an Elita One seatpost?
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addictR1
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Squashednuts wrote:Is this an Elita One seatpost?
Yup. Didn’t get to pick up a digital one, but used the one I have.

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JerryLook
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by JerryLook

It looks like around 31.5mm to me. So why doesn’t it fit?

Edit: I measured mine and I guess it is a little smaller. Still it seems like yours is within the range for a 31.6 post right?
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2010 Orbea Opal 54cm
6.05kg

addictR1
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by addictR1

JerryLook wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:32 pm
It looks like around 31.5mm to me. So why doesn’t it fit?

Edit: I measured mine and I guess it is a little smaller. Still it seems like yours is within the range for a 31.6 post right?

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yea that's what i'm wondering as well. gonna try it on another bike and see.

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themidge
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Does it fit in at all? I have a 31.6mm Hylix that didn't fit until I cut it shorter. If you're going to cut it anyway then give it a go.

Super mad I didn't find out about these cheap 31.6 posts that weigh 130g earlier, my Hylix weighs 175g!

addictR1
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by addictR1

themidge wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:04 pm
Does it fit in at all? I have a 31.6mm Hylix that didn't fit until I cut it shorter. If you're going to cut it anyway then give it a go.

Super mad I didn't find out about these cheap 31.6 posts that weigh 130g earlier, my Hylix weighs 175g!
you know what.. that's a good idea. i was thinking about that last night. i'll saw it off tonight and see. it's a 400mm one so got plenty to go.

also kinda wished they had the matte finish... maybe will try to sand the section sawed off to see if it'll look better.

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by Orbital

My post was a pretty tight fit but a bit of coaxing helped it. Definitely don’t have to worry about it slipping like my last post with minimal torque.

addictR1
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by addictR1

JerryLook wrote:It looks like around 31.5mm to me. So why doesn’t it fit?

Edit: I measured mine and I guess it is a little smaller. Still it seems like yours is within the range for a 31.6 post right?
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Well I ordered a digital caliper. It’ll be here tomorrow and I can recheck it


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JerryLook
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by JerryLook

And if the post really is 31.5mm, I’m curious what size the frame seat tube opening is.
2010 Orbea Opal 54cm
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