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Re: Budget lightweight seatpost options needed

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:25 pm
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...

Re: Budget lightweight seatpost options needed

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:25 pm
by Weenie

Re: Budget lightweight seatpost options needed

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:11 pm
by JerryLook
And the Chinese post is just as light, it just doesn’t have as much bling.

Re: Budget lightweight seatpost options needed

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:15 am
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!

Re: Budget lightweight seatpost options needed

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:54 am
by addictR1
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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Re: Budget lightweight seatpost options needed

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:35 pm
by JerryLook
Do you have a digital caliper? Just curious what the post actually measures.

Re: Budget lightweight seatpost options needed

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:02 pm
by addictR1
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

Re: Budget lightweight seatpost options needed

Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:08 am
by Squashednuts
Is this an Elita One seatpost?

Re: Budget lightweight seatpost options needed

Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:25 am
by addictR1
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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Re: Budget lightweight seatpost options needed

Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:32 pm
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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Re: Budget lightweight seatpost options needed

Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:15 pm
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.

Re: Budget lightweight seatpost options needed

Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:04 pm
by themidge
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!

Re: Budget lightweight seatpost options needed

Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:45 pm
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.

Re: Budget lightweight seatpost options needed

Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:05 pm
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.

Re: Budget lightweight seatpost options needed

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:46 am
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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Re: Budget lightweight seatpost options needed

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:46 am
by Weenie

Re: Budget lightweight seatpost options needed

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:22 am
by JerryLook
And if the post really is 31.5mm, I’m curious what size the frame seat tube opening is.