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    Carbon and vibration reduction

    After reading about how better carbon handlebars were I decided to replace the handlebars on my Prophet with a carbon one ( I needed to change them anyway ), but I was also considering getting a carbon seatpost.

    Will the reduced vibrations in the carbon seatpost contribute to a more comfortable ride or will the saddle and the damping effect of the ass nullify the effect?


    These are the components I considering:

    http://www.bike-discount.de/shop/k44...18-carbon.html
    http://www.bike-discount.de/shop/k39...-x-400-mm.html
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    I honestly can't see how you would notice the difference between carbon and aluminum in a seatpost on a full suspension fat tire bike. I'm sure some will swear they feel it, but I'm skeptical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trailville
    I honestly can't see how you would notice the difference between carbon and aluminum in a seatpost on a full suspension fat tire bike. I'm sure some will swear they feel it, but I'm skeptical.
    I did not notice any difference when I switched from a Thomson to an Easton CF post, nor when I went from the Easton to a Titec aluminum post on a Heckler.

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    I have not noticed the benefit nearly as much in seatposts as I have in handlebars...probably because you spend a lot of time OUT of the saddle, but you always have your hands on the handlebar.

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    After reading about how better carbon handlebars
    I have not noticed the benefit nearly as much in seatposts as I have in handlebars..
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    can you guys link the post about this, I'd like to read it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mightymouse
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    can you guys link the post about this, I'd like to read it.
    I have read about it in many places. Online and in magazines.

    There was a blind test in MBA magazine and I have also read it in German MTB magazines.
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