Carbon vs Alu seat posts

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by rmartin, Nov 26, 2003.

  1. rmartin

    rmartin New Member

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    I'm building my first aluminium bike atm (having previously ridden steel) and I'm not sure whether to go for a light alu seat post or carbon. I've heard that alu frames are harsher than steel and a carbon seat post would provide a more comforatable ride that a alu seat post.

    Is it worth spending the extra on a carbon seat post?
     
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  2. rek

    rek New Member

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    Not really, unless you like the look (and light weight) of carbon weave. IMO, you are far better served to look into your options for a comfier saddle, wheelset and tyres -- those things are actually able to deflect in the vertical plane..

    There was a thread in one of the forums not so long ago (that was about as tedious as the Battle for Stalingrad) debating this very issue.

    (edit: aha! found it: http://www.cyclingforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=37230 )
     
  3. boudreaux

    boudreaux New Member

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    Find some other rathole to throw your money into.
     
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