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    Seat clamp size for Trance X

    Hey,

    Sorry if this has been asked before. What is the correct sized seat clamp for the trance X.

    I want to get one of those nice Hope ones

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    sweet, thanks! I'm going to order one up

    I've a black trance X2 so I'm going to get a red seat post clamp to go with my red rings on the lizard skins lock on grips.

    It's sad I know. I've never had a bike nice enought to bling up with silly thinks like this. I've got bullet dust caps... The future might hold some ProII hub wheels and skewars, all matching of course...

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    I also have a Trance X and am also interested in either the Salsa seat collar or the Hope seat collar - but it looks like the Salsa seat collar only comes in the sizes below - Which one for the Trance X? (Medium frame... if that matters)

    Salsa Lip Lock seat collar:

    28.6, 30.0, 30.6, 32.0, 35.0 and 36.4mm sizes

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    Quote Originally Posted by oak23
    I also have a Trance X and am also interested in either the Salsa seat collar or the Hope seat collar - but it looks like the Salsa seat collar only comes in the sizes below - Which one for the Trance X? (Medium frame... if that matters)

    Salsa Lip Lock seat collar:

    28.6, 30.0, 30.6, 32.0, 35.0 and 36.4mm sizes
    Looks like Salsa doesn’t do the right size for the Trance X, fortunately I know Hope does them in size 34.9.

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    My frame measures 34.8995mm (1.374") but it's anno.
    I think a painted frame would measure closer to 35.0mm.
    35.0mm is the correct seatpost clamp size.
    0.1mm equals .0039 inch...less than "four thousands of an inch!!

    25.4 is the multiplier for inch to millimeters if you can only measure in inches.

    Hope this helps.

    Anyone actually measure a painted frame?

    Tilos
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tilos
    My frame measures 34.8995mm (1.374") but it's anno.
    I think a painted frame would measure closer to 35.0mm.
    35.0mm is the correct seatpost clamp size.
    0.1mm equals .0039 inch...less than "four thousands of an inch!!

    25.4 is the multiplier for inch to milimeters if you can only measure in inches.

    Hope this helps.

    Anyone actually measure a painted frame?

    Tilos
    [SIZE=2]Oh, I didn't see 35.0 which may well fit so it doesn’t really matter but 34.9mm is the true clamp size you need, and the difference between anodized and painted or in my case the smooth anodized on the Trance X2 and the clear coat on the Trance 1 will make no difference.
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    just checked out a Hope seat clamp at lunch and really liked the action of it... so maybe I'll just go with that. Thanks guys...

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    Did you measure the (diameter) of painted frame though??

    Tilos

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    So which clamp is better, Hope or Salsa for my TX1?

    Any practical experience feedback with one of these clamps on a TX frame greatly appreciated.


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    [SIZE=2]I believe most people think the Hope lasts a bit longer before it starts creaking and they have a new lever design for 09 which should please those who moaned about the old one…
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    What's wrong with a Giant clamp?

    Quote Originally Posted by caak
    So which clamp is better, Hope or Salsa for my TX1?

    Any practical experience feedback with one of these clamps on a TX frame greatly appreciated.
    That said, the stock quick release on my TX2 bruised my thigh and I changed it out to a Gaint non quick release type clamp.

    I would stay with a Giant clamp at least until the frame warrentee runs out.

    Take any advise from me as questionable, and expect the usual "experts" to post and correct me again, on all things seat tube clamp sizes, etc.

    Tilos

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tilos
    That said, the stock quick release on my TX2 bruised my thigh and I changed it out to a Gaint non quick release type clamp.

    I would stay with a Giant clamp at least until the frame warrentee runs out.

    Take any advise from me as questionable, and expect the usual "experts" to post and correct me again, on all things seat tube clamp sizes, etc.

    Tilos

    Fark mate, no need to be so harsh on yourself.

    Thanks for the info..

    I am leaning towards the Hope clamp.. However it is hard to find 'in stock' dam it. Even Wiggle and CRC dont have it at the moment...


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    Heed the Experts

    Gee, that Hope clamp sounds good, enjoy.
    I'm affraid to ask the size though!
    It better be an 34.9 and not an 35.0!!
    (I'm kidding, either will work)

    (none of the "experts" would measure their bike's post, and post the size, would they know how?)
    flame away, "experts".
    Tilos

    Quote Originally Posted by caak
    Fark mate, no need to be so harsh on yourself.

    Thanks for the info..

    I am leaning towards the Hope clamp.. However it is hard to find 'in stock' dam it. Even Wiggle and CRC dont have it at the moment...

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