To buy new I would look at Ritchey's offerings and compare from there. They are normally pretty weight-competitive for a given amount of money.
Or just head over to wiggle, select seat posts and select £40-60 price range. I even did it for you - my top picks:
- Ritchey Pro Carbon or WCS
- Thomson Elite
- Deda zero 100
- Zipp service course
- 3t Dorico Pro
IMHO buying a cheap seatpost is a false economy - it should never wear out, so buying an expensive one to save weight is a one-time investment. Secondly cheap posts don't absorb vibrations, so make your bike significantly less comfortable than a thin-walled carbon post.
LegalizeMyCannondale wrote:USE Alien - graphics are easy to remove; decent weight.
Mr Fish - I'm not asking the question without some prior thought. Things like the Thompson - the logos are not removable via acetone. I was wondering about the alloy Ritcheys (I can't be bothered to sand clearcoated carbon).
3T was my first thought as I've got the bar and stem but they are out of stock everywhere it seems (including Wiggle, Chain Reaction and Sigma Sport where I usually get 3T components).
I'm not throwing money at this as it's for my winter bike.
Im looking for some advice for a new seatpost. It needs to be a post that is 31.6, 350mm long and with about 20mm setback. I am obviously looking for something that is pretty light weight but also a post that is gloss black (UD carbon ideally) with limited graphics. I don't have a crazy budget, maybe 200 euros as a max. It doesn't have to be carbon but would be preferred. I'm currently riding a Toupe Ti saddle if that helps
Ideas so far are
1. Fizik Cyrano carbon
2. Zipp Speed post SL
3. Engage Revit
Does anyone have any real world experience of any of these? How accurate are the claimed weights? (I currently have a Zipp SC SL which is 283g vs claimied of 220g so wanting to avoid this happening again). Any other ideas that I may have missed? Just to preempt the suggestion of Thomson, I can't get on with the aesthetics of their setback posts so that option is out.
Thoughts and help appreciated
Thanks for the suggestions. Anything with 25mm setback is a step too far I'm afraid. The 20mm that I suggested originally is pushing things already so I don't really want to go more than that.
gospastic wrote:I have the Zipp SL Speed but in 27.2. It came in at 191g. I'm guessing 31.6 would be similar in weight.
Do you have any particular comments about this post or does it simply do the job in a quiet but efficient way?
metanoize wrote:My favorite which I have on 3 bikes Syntace Hi-Flex http://www.syntaceusa.com/index.cfm?pid=3&pk=2033" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Looks nice but doesn't seem good weight/£ against what else is out there. Its also not clear if/what the setback is. Any reason you like it so much versus others you have tried?
How much of a deal-breaker is the setback?
I run the 0 setback with Ti bolts. Tuned it comes in at 150g
The EC90 certainly seems like a pretty good idea although isn't glossy. I am reading conflicting things about the setback, some say 10 others say 20. The idea of bolt tuning is also appealing for a few extra grams. It is also the cheapest option as well, always nice.
Unfortunately I need the setback so an inline is really not an option.
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