Budget lightweight seatpost options needed

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

JerryLook wrote:And if the post really is 31.5mm, I’m curious what size the frame seat tube opening is.
Yup will measure that as well.. just waiting for Amazon delivery to show up.


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addictR1
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by addictR1

Just measured it. The post ranges from 31.5-31.7. It’s not a perfect circle and it’s uneven. Plus I sawed off about 3” worth and the fiber started to split from inside the post.

Anyways I got another one incoming so will measure that one when it arrives


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JerryLook
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by JerryLook

It sounds like you got a defective one that made it passed QC (if there is any lol).

I bet the next one will work.

At least you got the last one pretty quickly. Mine took about a month.
2010 Orbea Opal 54cm
6.05kg

addictR1
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by addictR1

JerryLook wrote:It sounds like you got a defective one that made it passed QC (if there is any lol).

I bet the next one will work.

At least you got the last one pretty quickly. Mine took about a month.
Yea, now just waiting for a refund on the defective one. Ordered a new one from a different seller.


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JerryLook
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by JerryLook

The seller I got mine from was the “carbon fibre bike store”.

IMO it’s harder to navigate aliexpress than eBay. It took me a few min just to figure out who the seller was.
2010 Orbea Opal 54cm
6.05kg

addictR1
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by addictR1

JerryLook wrote:The seller I got mine from was the “carbon fibre bike store”.

IMO it’s harder to navigate aliexpress than eBay. It took me a few min just to figure out who the seller was.
Well I bought another one from a different seller. Should be here Friday and will check it out.


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Squashednuts
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by Squashednuts

I ordered an Elita One this evening from eBay,
Agree with @jerrylook eBay is far easier to navigate than Aliexpress
27.2mm setback, reportedly 135g +/-5g, for under NZ$60
Hopefully it’ll fit....
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merlinxlm
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by merlinxlm

I’ve bought one of the USE, Carbon in-line post. A work of art, really well made and 122g. Very happy with it, saved 120g off the original brick that was on the bike.
https://www.sigmasports.com/item/USE/Ev ... gK0R_D_BwE

addictR1
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by addictR1

Squashednuts wrote:I ordered an Elita One this evening from eBay,
Agree with @jerrylook eBay is far easier to navigate than Aliexpress
27.2mm setback, reportedly 135g +/-5g, for under NZ$60
Hopefully it’ll fit....
I see my new order for the seatpost landed in US customs. So hopefully will get it next week and my build will be complete


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addictR1
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by addictR1

Happy to report back that the new seatpost I purchase for $18.00 came yesterday. Measured 31mm and after sizing it and cutting it off it’s sitting at 128g.

I did have an issue with the mount, where it’s a bit wide for my ronin EVO Pro. So I salvaged the aluminum mount from my 3T Doric to use. They weigh the same, so no penalty.

Gonna try it out tomorrow for a ride


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posaunemeister
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by posaunemeister

I've been using a 31.6 Elita One in my Raleigh Militis for the past month and a half, and it's been solid! I had to swap out the mounting hardware, however, because it was too narrow to be seated onto my saddle rails. This added 15g to the overall weight of the seatpost, but that's insignificant. Anyway, it's comfortable and has not made a peep yet, and I'm 6'2 and 110 kg.
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addictR1
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by addictR1

Yup I’ve been putting some miles into the T1SL with this post and loving it. Feels very stiff and confident. Bought the 400mm version and after cutting it down, it’s 128g... lighter than my original 3T Doric. Pretty good bang for the buck for $18.


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