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    Another benefit to the ti is wrenching on your bike while clamped to the post in your stand.
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    Because for the price you can get a carbon fiber one that flexes more i.e. Niner RDO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eb1888 View Post
    Another benefit to the ti is wrenching on your bike while clamped to the post in your stand.
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    B/c that can't be done with an aluminum post?

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    I have a question out here: Why people spend a fortune on carbon/ti seatposts besides the weight saving? I have Alu seatpost on my trail bike (only bike) that i abuse for DH and never ever had felt any flex in my seatpost even when it's pulled out (tall). And also never had slip problem and i use quick-release clamp.

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    For FS, I simply don't see the need for fancy seat posts. However, for a HT, a flexible high-quality seat post can improve the ride quality immensely and tha tis why I dropped $200 on my Niner RDO post..best money I spent on my bike....its always about what kind of bike/how the bike is used in these discussions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Zoidberg View Post
    B/c that can't be done with an aluminum post?
    We're talking carbon or ti posts. The guy I bought my stand from sold it only because he had a carbon post and was no longer comfortable clamping it with the stand. Aluminum no problem but no damping either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eb1888 View Post
    We're talking carbon or ti posts. The guy I bought my stand from sold it only because he had a carbon post and was no longer comfortable clamping it with the stand. Aluminum no problem but no damping either.
    Sorry. Thomson MP being an aluminum post came up a bunch of times so I thought it was also valid. I'd put it this way: Rather than clamping being a TI benefit, not clamping is a carbon con.

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    Why aren't titanium seatposts more popular?

    I'll stick with my Thomson masterpiece on my hard tail and Thomson dropper on the squishy bike.


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    Quote Originally Posted by acetechm3 View Post
    I've had the same Dean titanium seat post for 22 years and its on my hard tail, it's like another poster said like you rear tire has 10 psi, smooth and supple, a very good choice for a hard tail.
    Ha! I've got my 2002 DEAN 27.2 Ti post on my 29er CX/commuter bike now! haven't owned a 27.2 MTB frame for a while, but it works great on a fully rigid 29er commuter bike!
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