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 Post subject: Which seat post?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 7:04 pm 
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Tried to fit my new seat and discovered that the allen bolt has been rounded off on my Crank Brothers Cobalt seat post. I'll attack it and get a new bolt, but thought I could also use it as an excuse to get a nice new one too.

I started looking and was immediately baffled. What brands are good and which are bad? What should I look for in a seat post? I would imagine weight is important, but is carbon strong enough for a mountain bike?

Too may questions :eh:

So, what's hot and what's not?

Current one is 30.9mm (C11TRX) and set back (of approx. 20mm) fixings.

Cheers

Paul


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 Post subject: Re: Which seat post?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 8:35 pm 
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Dropper or not ?
Lots of questions


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 Post subject: Re: Which seat post?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 8:47 pm 
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Madasnibbor wrote:
Dropper or not ?
Lots of questions

Not dropper. Just a good, lightweight, tough post :)


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 Post subject: Re: Which seat post?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:38 am 
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Carbon is strong enough..!! As for weight, unless your going to build a super light bike I wouldn't worry too much..
My advice is decide how much you want to spend before you look or things get out of hand fast.. :lol:
You don't need to spend a fortune on a 30.9mm post

Here are some to look at....
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/seat ... t=pricelow

Or

http://www.on-one.co.uk/ have good quality cheap parts.

Gives you an idea.. :thumbup:

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 Post subject: Re: Which seat post?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:28 am 
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Superstar also do posts in just about every colour for not much money. Seem to do the job.


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 Post subject: Re: Which seat post?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:24 am 
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http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/thom ... p-prod8569

Thomson Elite all day long, they do them straight or layback.

Otherwise Kore are nice too

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 Post subject: Re: Which seat post?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:48 pm 
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Cheers guys :)

Went for the Crank Brothers Cobalt 2 as it was too cheap to resist from chain reaction :)


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 Post subject: Re: Which seat post?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:15 pm 
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m3psm wrote:
Cheers guys :)

Went for the Crank Brothers Cobalt 2 as it was too cheap to resist from chain reaction :)


Any update on the new seatpost? Been looking at the Cobalt 2 myself...


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 Post subject: Re: Which seat post?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:17 pm 
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As above really. Went for the Crank Brothers Cobalt 2. It's light and strong, so can't ask for much more. Was also on offer at Chain Reaction


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