Budget lightweight seatpost options needed

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
tomee
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Location: AUS

by tomee

i bought a second hylix satpost and it arrives with an extra long Ti bolt. wtf!
im going to have to cut it

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Marin
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by Marin

Yes

schlafen
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by schlafen

tomee wrote:i bought a second hylix satpost and it arrives with an extra long Ti bolt. wtf!
im going to have to cut it

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Which saddle is that please?

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tomee
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Location: AUS

by tomee

schlafen wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:37 pm
tomee wrote:i bought a second hylix satpost and it arrives with an extra long Ti bolt. wtf!
im going to have to cut it

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Which saddle is that please?

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san marco aspide carbon fx

wltz
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by wltz

Received my ElitaOne 20mm setback seatpost. 166g for UD matte, 27.2 in 350 length, of which 49g is the clamping mechanism with bolts. The seatpost didn't slide in into the frame as I expected it to, prompting my panick-buying of a digital caliper. On a close and "scientific" inspection I found very slight discrepancies in diameter, but all within 0.1mm, so nothing to worry about. Armed with this knowledge, I inserted the tube with some very gentle persuasion and twisting, went in like a knife into butter as soon as the clamping area was negotiated. So far so good, very happy with the finish and the clamping mechanism.
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anzi
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by anzi

It seems that Elita One seatposts are highly recommended here. If I were to try one, should I go for the Thomson style:
https://m.aliexpress.com/item/32918267764.html
Or the Schmolke/MCFK style:
https://m.aliexpress.com/item/32814024528.html

I have a Thomson Masterpiece which I like very much, so the Thomson style looks better to me, but the Schmolke/MCFK design seems to be used by many lightweight carbon seatpost manufacturers, so it seems more like a proven design for a carbon post. Any thoughts?

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