Does a carbon seatpost make a difference?

Does a carbon seatpost make a difference?

By having a set spring rate, a heavier rider will enjoy a more comfortable ride, while a lighter rider will feel more vibration and big hits. Carbon seatposts also perform much better with more exposed seatpost (2x more flex), which hands the better performance to taller riders.

Is a carbon seatpost safe?

If the carbon post is installed correctly (not over-max extended and not over-tightened at the clamp), you should be just fine. All assuming you aren’t King Kong harsh on it riding. Keep a regular eye on it for developing potential trouble.

Is carbon seatpost better than alloy?

Carbon tends to be lighter than aluminum when used in seatposts because it can be made thinner for the same strength. For example, the Enve carbon seatpost comes in at under 200g, while a comparable Thomson post will be nearly 300g. Carbon seatposts can fail when they are crashed, and also when they are over-tightened.

What kind of seatpost does a 3T use?

Most of 3T’s components come in three ‘tiers’, and its Ionic seatpost is no different. What you see here is the high modulus carbon fibre LTD version. It’s also offered in an aluminium Pro model and in a carbon fibre Team guise.

Which is the best carbon bike seat post?

Available in a full range of diameters, our 27.2 test model weighed in at 235g – respectable for any carbon post. Made of two separate half-round carbon leaf springs, Canyon’s VCLS post allows your saddle to flex backwards by up to 25mm. And unlike some options, it doesn’t need lots of length exposed to accomplish this.

How much does a kineses carbon seat post cost?

The Kineses carbon seat post is under the £100 threshold, by quite a lot actually – but weighs in at 200grams and is available in a 27.2mm and 31.6mm diameter. It’s Di2 compatible and has a seatpost head that allows for micro adjustments. See it at Evans Cycles for £66.99

How much does a 3T ionic seatpost weigh?

Our zero-offset, 420mm x 27.2mm sample weighs 202g. For such a long post, this weight isn’t unreasonable, but it’s no flyweight either. Most of the weight is situated at the head in the form of the large aluminium teeth and two stainless steel bolts, so cutting the post’s length won’t save much.


How much do seatposts weigh?

You can expect a weight of around 185 grams for the most diminutive 27.2mm diameter model.

Can a seatpost be too long?

As long as the minumum length is inserted into the frame you will be structurally safe. You can buy a shorter post of course. However, if you need to drop the saddle all the way to the frame the bike is likely too large for you and possibly dangerous, as you will have no standover clearance.

Do you need carbon paste for seatpost?

It is absolutely necessary on some bikes, in some places. Particularly the seatpost. I’ve had a couple that absolutely would slip with proper torque applied if I didn’t use carbon friction paste. In most cases, it probably just falls into the ‘It’s always a good idea’ category.

Can a carbon seatpost break?

carbon seatposts not only break from being run very high, but also from being run low, because the flex is in in a smaller area, i had an easton post do this.It wasn’t a catastrophic failure just a crack.

Why does my carbon seatpost keep slipping?

Carbon seat posts For carbon posts in carbon frames use carbon assembly paste to prevent slipping. But first, since I have seen grease applied to carbon posts and frames, check your seat post and frame to make sure there isn’t any grease. If there is, clean it off with a mild solvent such as isopropyl alcohol.

How do you fix a slipping seatpost?

Using your finger or a brush, apply a thin coat of new grease to the inside of the seat tube, or the outside of the seatpost. Re-insert the seat post to your preferred height, and clamp it in place. Use standard bicycle grease if your frame and seatpost are both any kind of metal (steel, aluminum, or titanium).

How do I choose seatpost clamp?

Note: The seat clamp diameter needs to match the diameter of your seat tube rather than your seatpost, which is a little smaller. For example, a 27.2mm seatpost (a size commonly found on road bikes) fits inside a 28.6mm diameter seat tube, so it’s a 28.6mm clamp you need.

Is it OK to cut seatpost?

Cutting the post down is the proper way to do it really. Seat posts need to have a minimum amount of tube in the frame for safety though, so do some measuring and just cut off as little as you can get away with and file down any rough or sharp edges.

How much does it cost to cut off a seatpost?

Cutting down a seatpost. min insertion points marked on seat tubes derive at least partially from a british standard IIRC[/b], relating to a minimum length related to the diameter of the tube. *if* that is the case, then chopping 50mm off the bottom would move the min mark up the same amount.