I'm about to do a 375 km run in 4 weeks and I think I could need a little more comfort on my bike so I started looking at a carbon seatpost which will hopefully be more comfortable and if not at least a lot lighter than the standard EA30 seatpost that my bike has now. After some search I think I will try one of the Hylix seatposts but you can choose to different types of saddle mountings this http://www.ebay.de/itm/Hylix-Carbon-Seatpost-Road-MTB-31-6-400MM-180g-offset-/280938899417?pt=Cycling_Parts_Accessories&hash=item41694367d9 and this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/280861792766?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649 is there ane reason to pick one or the other from a user point of view with regard to adjustability and durability or should I just go for the lightest one.
I hope this is not too trivial, but I'm rather new to cycling.
The best you can do is to use a smaller diameter post and a shim. The smaller diameter post will be more flexible unless you get a cheap thick-walled post.
The second type of clamp you linked to usually has serrations, which makes the seat angle adjustment have steps. Usually that means that you can't get the seat angle right. I prefer two bolt clamps because they're easy to adjust in very small increments.
On the other hand a new seatpost would not get here in time either.
I have also ordered another saddle to try but in 15 days I will have to ride 360 km, so I'm not to happy about chaning saddle when it arrives and then suddenly find out that it kills me after 150.
I have some new tires(Gp4000s) and latex tubes here too and hopefully they will sweeten the ride just a bit.
All in all I just need another month of training but since that's not going to happen, I've got to work with what I've got.
Also, go with the largest tires you can fit into your frame.
In my experience, if using a setback seatpost, a carbon one will damp some vibrations a bit better. Not a huge change, so this is much lower on the list of priorities for comfort.
I did in fact succeed with the 375 km challenge at 27,2 kph. And I felt pretty comfortable during the race.
I never bought a new seatpost.
But I did take the chance and bought a new saddle, with only 200 km to test before the race itself. I choose this as it seemed a good budget solution even though it's not a WW saddle at 225 g. I will never go back to saddles without a cutout, and now I can explore lighter alternatives
I also supplied the bike with Conti GP 4000s 23 mm and micheliin latex tubes, and the right pressures according to my weight.
During the race I had the oppurtunity to watch several large riders with thin carbon seatposts and I witnessed lot of flex at least 5 mm in each direction, so at least with thin seatposts and long clearance there seems to be some suspension to get from a carbon seatpost. And my guess is that you will even get some from a shorter one with a larger diameter.
''However, as this distance is classified? It can also be too much of a good thing? The answer is definitely yes. Namely, when the prop flexes so much that she felt even at pedaling and jagged maneuvers gives way, creating an uncomfortable bloated feeling when sitting.(translated from German to English by Google translate)'' stated in the report of the test.
You may find it interesting to read my post. viewtopic.php?f=3&t=106727
The more seat post exposed the more flex you will have too.
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