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    scandium vs titanium seatpost

    Anyone with experience on both or just scandium?

    I need setback and 31.6 400mm so i am thinking between ControlTech team issue 1sc and J&L titanium but for J&L waiting for answer from seller, dont know price yet.

    There is only one Ti with setback and with not to high price, van Nicholas, but I have read that clamp is really bad. Here is quote:"The big problem is the titanium extends about 5-8mm outside where the rails sit. This is a problem with the saddle I've had for years (a Specialized Alias 143) because it's a narrow saddle. Together with the sharp edges on the clamp, it wore a hole and tore my shorts last time out and grazed my leg"

    Anyone using Van Nicholas?

    Thanks!

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    Why not thompson?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aBicycle View Post
    Why not thompson?
    Because aluminium is harsher than a scandium alloy, titanium, and carbon. FWIW I ride a niner One9 scandium, and its compliant (for a hardtail), but Im not sure if its more/less compliant than Ti. Good luck searching.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZXFT View Post
    Because aluminium is harsher than a scandium alloy, titanium, and carbon. FWIW I ride a niner One9 scandium, and its compliant (for a hardtail), but Im not sure if its more/less compliant than Ti. Good luck searching.
    More or less compliant depends of a world of variables such as ubing od and wall, butting, shaping etc.... Scandium was developed for aerospace because alloying aluminum with extremely small amounts of it (usually less than .3% by weight) serves to limit grain structure growth in the heat affected zone when welded. We also used it in castings and forgings for aerospace applications. It's cool sh#t but 3-2.5Ti is better for a seat post IMO.

    One small suggestion to the OP..... don't cheap out on a seatpost. Thor and the Twins are right there in the neighborhood..if you get my drift.
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