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    Seat post Question

    Not sure where to stick this thread... I'm looking to upgrade my stock seat post (giant alloy) and don't want to spend an arm and a leg. I was thinking of an Easton ec70 or something akin to that. I found one (new, 2011 model, zero offset) for $39.xx. Seems like a sweet deal and it's super light. I weigh about 185 with gear and mostly ride pretty tame single track. Is there something I should consider before buying this? I'm looking for some weight savings on the cheap... Am I wasting my money? My stock seat and post come in around 730gm or so... Bought a Vader saddle (trying for a better fit) for $11,and with this post at $39, I'd essentially be spending $50 to go from 730gm to 546gm. Worth it, or a waste?

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    You most likely won't be able to tell the difference while riding.Where you can tell is rotating weigh ,tires and wheels.

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    +1. Actually the only stock part left on my old hardtail.
    "Don't buy upgrades; ride up grades." -Eddy Merckx

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    I've already upgraded the pedals, fork, wheels, and some odds and ends... Saddle, rotors, cassette, etc... Thanks for the replies. Guess I'll just save the $40 for something else.

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    Whether or not it's worthwhile is debatable but $50 for nearly 1/2 lb. weight savings isn't too bad of a deal.

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    Kinda what I figured. Between the seat/post, rotors and cassette, it'll be just under a pound for under $100 with $40 of that being the post. Not bad.

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