Lightweight seatpost for gravel?

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nickf
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by nickf

Anyone using a Darimo post on their gravel build? I want something light but also set and forget. I like my Darimo post on the road bike but I have to keep my eye on it from coming loose. I use blue loctite but still have to re torque it from time to time.

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by Steve Curtis

Well if you have to do that it's a pretty shit seatpost. However, they do look nice.
Even an Elita one at 110g in 31.6 doesn't slip or need to be messed with and that's a £20 seatpost on a hack bike.

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by spdntrxi

I've been using a Darimo (31.6) for awhile now.. no issues, no slipping
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by ooo

does it slip down or saddle become loose?

you can fix slipping post by second clamp BBB PostFix BSP-97 (like wva did) and/or carbon paste

saddle mount can be fixed with loctite and new bolts, but this is not guaranteed

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nickf
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by nickf

The bolts holding the saddle adjustment barrels work loose. Not often but it does happen. Not sure what's up. All I know is that it needs to be bulletproof. Might take it apart and try more loctite.

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Schmolke TLO. Very comfortable over rough terrain, no creaking and zero adjustment needed after riding 2000 km’s on gravel. And there’s just grease in the bolts, no Loctite.

jmh
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by jmh

Ritchey Superlogic checked all the boxes for me. 138 grams is light enough for my gravel needs.

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by SilverSteve

+1 for elita one seatpost.
I have it on my gravel bike with zero slippage.
Weight 106grams after trimming about 4" off 350mm post...

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+1 for Darimo, using one on my Factor Ls. Working flawless and superlight

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by eurostar

Hope do one with 15mm layback. 185 grams. I've not used it. They say it's strong enough for downhill. https://www.hopetech.com/products/acces ... seat-post/

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by ukracer

Steve Curtis wrote:
Sat Jul 31, 2021 5:17 pm
Well if you have to do that it's a pretty shit seatpost. However, they do look nice.
Even an Elita one at 110g in 31.6 doesn't slip or need to be messed with and that's a £20 seatpost on a hack bike.
Do you have link for this seatpost please?

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by jacobeh

jmh wrote:
Sat Jul 31, 2021 9:51 pm
Ritchey Superlogic checked all the boxes for me. 138 grams is light enough for my gravel needs.
Same here, though mine says 148g :shock:

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by SilverSteve

ukracer wrote:
Thu Aug 26, 2021 6:12 am
Steve Curtis wrote:
Sat Jul 31, 2021 5:17 pm
Well if you have to do that it's a pretty shit seatpost. However, they do look nice.
Even an Elita one at 110g in 31.6 doesn't slip or need to be messed with and that's a £20 seatpost on a hack bike.
Do you have link for this seatpost please?
Here's a link to the Elita One Aliexpress Store
https://elitaone.aliexpress.com/store/2 ... 43058wDDJ4

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