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Seat Posts Help Needed

Post by NigelP » Sun Apr 16, 2006 17:05

Can you help?

I did my first big jump today and being somewhat out of control broke off my lovely carbon seat post. Does anyone have any magazine reviews on seat posts please (The shaft size is 27mm.)

The moment was caught on camera, so no doubt a photo will follow shortly.

I assume this will not be a cheap purchase and goes with the rear hanger and gashed tyre to create a threesome.
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Post by NigelP » Sun Apr 16, 2006 17:40

The seat post is 27.2 mm OD and is 32 cm long
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Post by spinout » Sun Apr 16, 2006 18:55

Depends on whether you want carbon on not. Personally I would steer clear unless you don't plan on anything too adventurous.

Easton seem to have a good range as do RaceFace but the benchmark seems to be Thompson. Not cheap though.

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... delID=6066

I've currently got one on my Enduro and on my wifes Inbred and they seem to stand up well. My previous Truvativ bent following a heavy landing.

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Post by spinout » Sun Apr 16, 2006 18:56

Depends on whether you want carbon on not. Personally I would steer clear unless you don't plan on anything too adventurous.

Easton seem to have a good range as do RaceFace but the benchmark seems to be Thompson. Not cheap though.

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... delID=6066

I've currently got one on my Enduro and on my wifes Inbred and they seem to stand up well. My previous Truvativ bent following a heavy landing.

Cheers,
Carl

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Post by spinout » Sun Apr 16, 2006 18:57

How did that happen ?

At least I get more stars I suppose!

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cheap solution

Post by dro » Sun Apr 16, 2006 19:34

You can have my son's old metal one if you want
proven quality, already lasted 18 years and I am sure some rubbing with a brillo pad will get rid of most of the rust.

In fact you can have it for nothing if I can remove it from the bike.
That is, if I can remember where on the river bank I threw it last year.
Do not worry leave it to me I am sure I can find it.

Because you have been so unlucky I will even paint it red with my magic paint.

So all's well that ends well ,wipe those tears away
Timids turn up trumps :D :D :D :D :D
What do you mean not ENOUGH wind ?

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Post by MartinF » Sun Apr 16, 2006 19:52

You need to be REALLY precise with measuring the OD of your seat post. Ideally use a micrometer or digital vernier caliper. Around that size, you can get 26.8mm; 27mm; 27.2mm; 27.4mm. I wouldn't trust my old thumbwheel caliper & steel rule to measure to 0.5mm, never mind 0.2mm.

Next Month's (May) What MB spake thus in their seat post review (note "Review", not "Test"!! I've omitted the ones that don't have seat posts in your size (ish)) FWIW...

Budget
  • DMR - Len 350mm, weight 322g, OD 26.8mm. £17
  • Identiti T4 Twin Bolt - Len 330 & 375mm; weight 348g (which one?); OD 27.2mm. £20.
Tough
  • Thomson Elite -Len 200, 250, 287, 330, 367 & 410. Weight 228g (again, which one??). OD - 26.8, 27.0. 27.2, 27.4. £70
  • Race Face Diabolus - Len 350mm, Weight 336g. OD 26.8, 27.2. £80
Lightweight
  • SDG Alloy I-Beam - L 350mm. W 228g. ODs 26.8mm, 27.2mm. £40
  • USE Sumo Titanium - L 270 & 360. W 196g. ODs 27.2 (+ shims). £110-£130.
  • Easton E90 CNT - L 300 & 400. W 163g (carbon fibre). OD 27.2. £150.
Adjustable
  • Race Face Deus XC - L 400. W 238g. ODs 26.8, 27.0, 27.2. £65.
Suspension
  • USE XCR Sumo Carbon - L 390. W 422g. OD 25mm + shims. £100.
  • White Bros AP-1 - L 350, 425. W 412G. ODs 26.8, 27.2. £100-£130.
  • Cane Creek Thudbuster LT - L 400 & 450. W 575g. ODs 26.8, 27.0, 27.2. £120
Alternatively, take a look on Chain Reaction, Wiggle or elsewhere. There are bound to be other less exotic species around.

HTH.
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Post by NigelP » Mon Apr 17, 2006 08:39

Thanks guys, and Adrian, who returned my call

Hugh and I think along similar lines. I did try and nick my son's seat post to ride today, but after much arguing it was the wrong size.

Looks like it is time to clear the cobwebs off my wallet

I have a picture of the moment it all happened, but the system does not like me today, so it will remain hidden from view.
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Post by Ian Long » Fri Apr 21, 2006 07:09

NigelP wrote:I have a picture of the moment it all happened, but the system does not like me today, so it will remain hidden from view.
Come on, the suspense is killing me. Surely the system has forgiven you by now!
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Post by NigelP » Fri Apr 21, 2006 07:25

I regret mentioning this now!

The system has taken great exception to the picture of my backside breaking the seat post......and it was not that good after all.

The file is 28Kb, so not sure why. I sometimes have problems uploading the maps, so maybe I should not take it personally :cry:

The new seat post, the highly rated Thomson Elite, looks smart tho'. I am trying to make a guarantee claim on the other one, but will be very surprised if I am successful. If I am lucky, there will be a £100 plus carbon post going for a song.

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