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    Did you pitch your SAVE seatpost?

    Seen a few for sale and wondered why a rider would opt not to keep it. From all reports the SAVE post adds a fair amount of comfort in a reliable seatpost with a good clamp.

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    Stock it won't accept a carbon railed saddle and I also had to apply plenty of carbogrip to the clamping surfaces to get it to stay in place.

    I kept it while I had the bike but I wouldn't use one again.

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    I think in most cases, it's the high weight that makes people take them off, especially on such light frames. But USE clamps are not the most liked either.

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    I agree that most people probably get rid of them because they are not the lightest, but the new use clamps are way better than the old ones. I used one for a while on my flash 26 and thought that it was really a great post. Very noticeable flex in a good way. No slippage at all torqued to spec. I can only speak for the one with the bigger clamps for the carbon rail saddles though.

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    Mine slips all the time I could replace it and it wouldn't bother me. If I were to use the USE clamps would that solve the problem ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pamountianbiker View Post
    Mine slips all the time I could replace it and it wouldn't bother me. If I were to use the USE clamps would that solve the problem ???
    The seatpost's shaft slips down into the frame or the saddle clamp slips?

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    Whether or not the SAVE post is worth it to you is really determined on your style of riding a hardtail. There is no doubt that staying seated is advantageous keeping center of gravity low and weight even, also giving you better traction and confidence.

    Riding a full suspension bike, you tend to stay seated more and are able to reap the benefits of the position. Riding hardtails is a different style altogether. The true benefit of the SAVE post is that it allows you to stay seated over a lot of terrain that a normal post would force you to stand because of discomfort. If you have the chance to demo or ride a SAVE post, do it. Or if you are one of those that have a SAVE post and are wondering what to do...next time you hit the trails, try to seated a lot more and see how it feels. I think you'll understand.

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    it's the USE saddle clamp that slips, and that's the flaw in it's design. if as trauma-md says, staying seated is your style of riding then this post would be an asset - if it wasn't for the saddle clamp! i used to think it was quite a good design but i was wrong - it is TERRIBLE. thankfully it's been changed for 2012 though right?

    i now have and i am very happy with a fizik cyrano carbon seat post with much better clamp, and a certain amount of flex - as i think you tend to get from 27.2 carbon posts.

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    It can slip, I've managed to get mine to work ok but I'm fearful of ever tinkering with it. I have a alloy fizik cyrano which I take in my car as a back up. If I didn't have one already I wouldn't buy it, which is a shame because I do think the SAVE system works. Not sure why C'dale used USE clamps, I've broken every item I have owned by that manufacturer. The seat post is not supposed to save you over the really rough stuff, because you won't be sitting down, I think its designed to take the edge of when you are in the saddle to general save energy. I think the SAVE system is probably better for road bikes, it was awesome on my C'dale slice which I sold.

    Another example of where we are puzzled over odd C'dales choice of build kit on its awesome frame sets......

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    Quote Originally Posted by parkincake View Post
    it's the USE saddle clamp that slips, and that's the flaw in it's design. if as trauma-md says, staying seated is your style of riding then this post would be an asset - if it wasn't for the saddle clamp! i used to think it was quite a good design but i was wrong - it is TERRIBLE. thankfully it's been changed for 2012 though right?
    From the pics of the 2012s the clamp appears to be changed (larger).

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    This is a page from the 2012 Synapse Carbon owner's supplement depicting the seatpost and head
    Last edited by Maximus Excellente; 11-21-2011 at 08:13 AM. Reason: corrected

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    Quote Originally Posted by driver bob View Post
    Stock it won't accept a carbon railed saddle and I also had to apply plenty of carbogrip to the clamping surfaces to get it to stay in place.

    I kept it while I had the bike but I wouldn't use one again.
    you can change the hardware ... USE has many types for every saddle

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