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    Carver or other Ti Seatposts

    Anyone have experience with the Carver Ti seatposts? I'm looking for a Ti seatpost for an upcoming build, and not looking to spend $500 for one. Any suggestions?

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    Lynskey has ti seatposts in their loft section for $125. The only sizes available are 31.6 x 300 or 400 mm.

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    I just bought an Eriksen post. I think it was ~$240 total shipped. It is absolutely beautiful, light, and the clamp mechanism is awesome. I only have a couple of rides on it, but so far, I have to disagree with the reviews that claim a dramatic, noticeable difference is ride quality. Is there a difference (coming from a Thomson)? Yes. Is it dramatic? No. My bike is still a hard tail, just slightly less hard. Dropping a pound or 2 from the rear tire would make just as much of a difference, and be free.

    That being said, I don't regret the purchase. I'm sure the Carver would be similar.

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    I've had an Eriksen post for a few years now. Never had an issue with it. Very set and forget. Except for the fact that you'll want to take it out and re-grease it occasionally.

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    Carver, Lynski & Eriksen, anyone else I should look into. Thanks.

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    Moots is another....

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    Carver, Lynski & Eriksen, anyone else I should look into. Thanks.
    you should consider. I am a much bigger than average rider. I have had one for about 3 years on my custom steel ht and its been bomb proof and very smooth riding. Even more so than the carbon posts I have owned. That being said, I don't think you can go wrong with any of the others, but especially the Eriksen. His rep is stellar.
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    I have the Erickson on my road bike. I have had no issues and it looks beautiful...

    I have around 4000 miles on it and have never had to tighten or adjust...

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    I have a Moots setback and have used it for several years on a road and now mt bike. Zero problems. Some are on ebay.

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    I did not care for the titanium lynskey post on my lynskey bike but I do think it takes the edge off riding my hardtail garfisher rig. My ridgeline 29er now hosts a syntace carbon post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canyon93108 View Post
    Carver, Lynski & Eriksen, anyone else I should look into. Thanks.
    I've used a Moots straight post, Blacksheep 28.6mm post, and a USE ti post. The USE feels like it has the most give out of the three, and it was the cheapest (or would be if I bought the Moots new.) I don't notice much difference between the Blacksheep and the Moots, even though the Blacksheep uses bigger and thicker tubing.

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    Eriksen FTW. Best seatpost I've ever had. Bombproof, and it does have a noticeable ride quality improvement, as compared to a Thomson or a 'standard' aluminum post.

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    may i suggest Form Cycles, great post and Enve head. Also Firefly bikes, nice post also use an Enve head.
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    Ti Cycles seatposts are $130
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    Form Cycles

    +1 on Form Cycles Ti seatpost
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    USE Titanium post

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    Black Sheep

    I bought one of the black sheep TI post with the thomson clamp. I think I paid $250, I love it.

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    I bought one from some asian country a few years ago off ebay. It was under $100. Works great, pretty light and not $300.
    Small ring in front makes it easier. Small ring in back makes it harder. That blows my mind.

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    Gratuitous, albeit poorly taken, glamour shot.


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    well i will add some Form ti glamour as well
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    I have an Eriksen and a Black Sheep, both with setback. Both perform wonderfully. Best upgrade to a hardtail for the money!
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    Funny, MBA this issue is talking about a Niner carbon post and how revolutionary it is due to the flex, ti posts have been around for 20 years offering the same great ride. I have had posts by Litespeed, Moots and Eriksen. The Eriksen is the nicest, the Moots is waiting to go on my sons bike (he needs to grow an inch so I don't have to cut it down) and the Litespeed went into the trash years ago.

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    this thread is useless without that special moots post pic from years ago...

    oh, and eriksen is awesome...i have 2.
    disclaimer: i (NO LONGER) live with my mom...

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    Love my Ericksen Sweetpost. Looks great and rides gorgeous. Cheers


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    It sounds like I should be going with a Ericksen or Form. I emailed the guys at Form with no response, so, that may have narrowed it down to Ericksen. If any of you guys with multiple ti posts are looking to sell, message me.

    Thanks for the responses!

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    canyon if you are interested in a Form post it is best to call Daryl directly. Those guys are so very busy sometimes the e-mail thing doesn't work. They get so many e-mails i found a quick call first thing in the morning was best. just a suggestion.
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