Alpha Q Prolite Seatpost

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rothshek
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by rothshek

who know True Temper Alpha Q Prolite Seatpost??

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toko
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by toko

Looks very easy adjust clamp and claimed weight for 250mm are 130 grs.
I thinking in use it on my new CAAD 8.Anybody can tell if the Aliante Carbon saddle will fit fine with it :?:

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cadence90
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Is it actually available anywhere?
For so long it was only listed, but not in production, and now I can't even get the link on the TrueTemper site to work.
Does anyone have a detailed photo of the clamp/head?
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andrew
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by andrew

My scale is accurate only +/- 5 grams, but my Pro Lite post weighed 135 grams. The clamp is easy to use. The only downside is that it doesn't look as cool as my Easton EC90 post. But I think the AL clamp will be better in the long run than the carbon clamp on the EC90.

-Andrew

toko wrote:Looks very easy adjust clamp and claimed weight for 250mm are 130 grs.
I thinking in use it on my new CAAD 8.Anybody can tell if the Aliante Carbon saddle will fit fine with it :?:

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cadence90
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by cadence90

Andrew, do you still have it?
Can you possibly photo the clamp/head?
Where did you buy it?
Thanks.
"Gimondi è un eroe umano, che viene sconfitto ma che continua la sua corsa fino a tornare a vincere." - Enrico Ruggeri

andrew
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by andrew

I still have it. I will try to get a picture.

I bought it from QBP (I work at a shop), so you should be able to buy it from any decent bike shop.


cadence90 wrote:Andrew, do you still have it?
Can you possibly photo the clamp/head?
Where did you buy it?
Thanks.


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cadence90
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by cadence90

Thanks Andrew. I would appreciate it.
Thanks rothshek.
Does anyone know if this post has a weight limit?
"Gimondi è un eroe umano, che viene sconfitto ma che continua la sua corsa fino a tornare a vincere." - Enrico Ruggeri

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ottodog
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Mine lasted 2 rides before the head self destructed. Very poor design. I do weigh 185lbs so I might be too heavy for it.

Luckily I bought it from Performace 3 or so months ago, so I could return it for a full refund. I now use a Selcof MC-03, much better design.
In Progress:
Calfee Dragonfly Clearcoat/Ferrari Red
Campy Record 10 Group
Reynolds Stratus DV-UL Wheelset
Easton EC90 SLX Fork
FSA Pro Elite Compact Cranks
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Zipp B2 OS Bars
Selcof MC-03 Seatpost1
Selle Italia Carbon SLR Saddle

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cadence90
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by cadence90

Are there any other updates/experiences on this post? I'm still interested.
ottodog, what happened? The head snapped or the bolt?
Is the head carbon or alloy? I wish someone could post a close-up photo....
"Gimondi è un eroe umano, che viene sconfitto ma che continua la sua corsa fino a tornare a vincere." - Enrico Ruggeri

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Paco Bonnin
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The head looks way too smal, To me anyways......
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ottodog
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cadence90 wrote:ottodog, what happened? The head snapped or the bolt?....


It uses a single bolt type clamp. I tend to sit aft on my saddle when climbing. The pressure caused the lower clamp piece to deform enough that the serrations the hold the saddle angle stripped out. The failure caused the saddle to point straght up. Not totally a catastrophic failure, but definately a failure. The clamp pieces are very lite-weight, so there is alot of fore-aft (nose up and down) play in the saddle. If you tend to move alot on your saddle, I would look elsewhere.

Hard to explain clearly, guess i should have taken a pic.
In Progress:
Calfee Dragonfly Clearcoat/Ferrari Red
Campy Record 10 Group
Reynolds Stratus DV-UL Wheelset
Easton EC90 SLX Fork
FSA Pro Elite Compact Cranks
Ritchey WCS Stem
Zipp B2 OS Bars
Selcof MC-03 Seatpost1
Selle Italia Carbon SLR Saddle

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cadence90
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by cadence90

No, I understand, thanks.

Is the head carbon or alloy?

I do wish I could see a close-up, but even the stock photo Paco posted shows a pretty minimal head...that whole end looks pretty under-engineered. I don't think I'll be buying it, too bad.

And the seatpost link no longer works for me on the True Temper site; maybe they have discontinued it?
"Gimondi è un eroe umano, che viene sconfitto ma che continua la sua corsa fino a tornare a vincere." - Enrico Ruggeri

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ottodog
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cadence90 wrote:Is the head carbon or alloy?


Alloy, and very lite-weight. Too bad because it did weigh 132.4g.

The Selcof is working much better. :lol:
In Progress:
Calfee Dragonfly Clearcoat/Ferrari Red
Campy Record 10 Group
Reynolds Stratus DV-UL Wheelset
Easton EC90 SLX Fork
FSA Pro Elite Compact Cranks
Ritchey WCS Stem
Zipp B2 OS Bars
Selcof MC-03 Seatpost1
Selle Italia Carbon SLR Saddle

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