Strength of Carbon Fiber Seatposts?

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  1. meehs

    meehs New Member

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    I need to get a new seatpost for my road bike. I purchased the bike used and the post had been cut by the previous owner to a length that is just not quite long enough for me. It's really close but it's just a little too close for comfort.

    Anyway, I'm wondering what the general concensus is regarding the strength of carbon posts. I'm not sure I'm going to get a carbon post but it's a consideration. I'm 6'4" tall and I weigh-in at anywhere from 190-200 pounds depending upon how early or late in the season I weigh myself.

    What are your thoughts on the strength og carbon fiber seatposts?
     
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  2. dwatson

    dwatson New Member

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    You should have no problem with a carbon seat post, as long as you get a brand name. I have a guy that rides with me who is over 250 on the Easton post.
     
  3. lokstah

    lokstah New Member

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    Most modern carbon posts are plenty tough. The USE Alien carbon post, one of the very lightest available for any use, has seen heavy use by pro MTB teams.

    Get a reputable one and follow the minimum insertion and seatbinder tension instructions correctly, and you'll be fine.
     
  4. meehs

    meehs New Member

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    Thanks guys. I think I'll give one a try. The part about the 250 pound guy using one was very reassuring. I don't know if I buy into all the hype about CF posts increasing ride comfort but it's worth trying one. Anyway, I like the look!
     
  5. fushman

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    its good youre not going to replace it and not ride that other post. just go with a thompson cant go wrong dont bother with a carbon post all the bad stories are enough not to especially for a big man
     
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