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Looking for recommendations for aftermarket carbon seatpost

Old 08-09-20, 06:08 PM
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Looking for recommendations for aftermarket carbon seatpost

I have an older Giant TCR. I'm looking for a source to buy a carbon seat post. Preferably a more aero design but round is ok if it's good.
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What does your frame take? Posts with an aero upper section and round insertion section are few and far between.
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What does your frame take? Posts with an aero upper section and round insertion section are few and far between.
It is a round post. Looking for the hard to find version. I have an older Bontrager carbon post, but the metal saddle mounts and hardware are heavy and ugly chrome look.
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I am a huge fan of the FSA SL-K ITC post, but it's getting pretty hard to find in anything other than 31.6x350. The three-bolt head should be adopted by everyone, AFAIC.
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I like the Fizik offerings. For some reason the R1 model disappeared, but if I wanted to spend the money, the R00 seatpost would be what I do.
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FSA K-force. Great post.
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I have several of the FSA SL-K seat posts. As was mentioned before, the three bolt head is easy to adjust and it does not drift out of adjustment. I am OK with either a two bolt as done by Thomson or three bolt adjustment seat post. If the angle adjustment is not secure, like all the single bolt posts I have seen, I would stay away from them. I had a lot of trouble with a Ritchey single bolt post on our tandem slipping out of adjustment before I gave up and bought a Thomson post.

I did have one SL-K shear off on my hard tail trail bike a couple of years ago when I landed a little hard off a jump. I still ride on the one on my road bike. No issues there. Just not up to the beating I gave it riding off road.

At the time I was maybe 250 pounds. FSA did not publish a weight limit for the post. FSA did warranty the post, but they insisted that it was cut by a sharp ridge on my frame. The frame was a Lynskey and there is no sharp ridge on the frame. I replaced the mountain bike post with a Thomson, which is in my opinion the best aluminum seat post I have seen.
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