moderately light seatposts?

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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a.davis12
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by a.davis12

Hi everyone!
I'm planning a new build, a semi weenie project, but on a mild budget and with nothing from schmolke or the like.
What im after is a light-ish seatpost in 31.6 and roughly 350mm. Weight would be ~175g.
Heres what i have already:
3T Doric
Ritchey WCS
Any ideas?
thanks guys.

SDP
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by SDP

set back ?

willwork4rice
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by willwork4rice

KCNC

Ti Pro light definitely, but if you need setback, the SC Pro Lite also might be in that 175g range

lighter=faster?
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by lighter=faster?

How about a USE Alien carbon (a little setback) or if you can find them on eBay (someone seems to have a lot of new ones and lists them on eBay from time to time) M2 Racer carbon or M2 Racer aluminum Superpost (no setback).
2009 HM SuperSix 12.75 lbs
BB30 CAAD9 crit bike 14.375 lbs
Cannondale Slice <15 lbs
Cannondale Capo track/fixie
Motobecane 9357 Fly
Ritchey Break Away steel road 15.5 lbs

a.davis12
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by a.davis12

ahh yes, forgot that, preferably no set back.

USE that another one to add.

I won't ride kcnc, its just a me hating them thing:p

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Cheers!
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by Cheers!

Easton EC90. Jenson USA is having a sale right now. 89 bucks USD! Amazing Deal. You can get a shorter one for road bikes. I got a 400mm for my mountain bike.

Else I would recommend Thomson Masterpiece.

a.davis12
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by a.davis12

yeah i think im going to go a thomson.
im not keen on big graphics, so thomson fits, and theyre light!

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by abrown3mtg

I had a thompson... now have a wcs carbon. I love the way the top is molded... it's light and comfy. plus oh so pretty. if you watch ebay, you can get one cheap. I got mine for 35 bucks lol.

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djconnel
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by djconnel

WCS carbon is heavier. Hard to beat the Thomson Masterpiece. KCNC seems like a solid choice: somewhat lighter than the Thomson. But Easton? Heavy.

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$mokeyJoe
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by $mokeyJoe

Maybe a Rotor seatpost can suit your demands.

http://www.rotorbike.com/nueva/ingles/tijasp1.htm

I've found it in some european boutiques for +/-90€.

Don't know anything about the post. Weight might be like the Masterpiece. You're just asking what alternatives... :)
*Light is beautiful*
BMC SLC01 5900g ... Litespeed Vortex 6300g ... Merida Carbon Lite 7000g ... Velocite Selene 8000g ... Argon18 E114 +/-8500g ... Trek 1500 9500g


welcomdmat
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by welcomdmat

The Rotor head clamp looks pretty similar to the Syntace P6. I have a P6 Carbon that is under 180g, but I have cut it shorter than 350.

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by Carbonman

Thompson of course (cut it down to the right size) and put some Ti bolts / barrels on this - easily available on eBay.

Best option IMO would be New Ultimate alloy post. Work perfectly and not that much over 100g - a bit more for the length you want.

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kman
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by kman

Thomson gets my vote.
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