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    Carbon seatpost and stem or not....

    Hi,

    I'm building a rip 9 2010 and looking at pic's etc i've noticed that most are running thompsons on custom builds...Why???? I'm coming from Motocross into mountain biking, have a road bike with carbon stem and very stiff and i like it.... I'm just wondering why i'm not seeing many carbon seatposts and stems.....

    Cheers Scott.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hdkiwi
    Hi,

    I'm building a rip 9 2010 and looking at pic's etc i've noticed that most are running thompsons on custom builds...Why???? I'm coming from Motocross into mountain biking, have a road bike with carbon stem and very stiff and i like it.... I'm just wondering why i'm not seeing many carbon seatposts and stems.....

    Cheers Scott.
    Probably because the good mtb-specific ones are $$$$ and the cheap ones are brittle and/or merely decorative with a carbon over aluminum overlay.

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    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...n+Stem+08.aspx
    EASTON EC70 90mm carbon stem $59.00

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...atpost+08.aspx

    EASTON EC70 seatpost $49.00

    cheap, light CARBON

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    nice prices but isn't the new jet seatpost 30.9? I think you may not find any bargains in thisOD.

    Chris

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    sorry - I see you were talking RIP and not JET.

    Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by scyule
    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...n+Stem+08.aspx
    EASTON EC70 90mm carbon stem $59.00

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...atpost+08.aspx

    EASTON EC70 seatpost $49.00

    cheap, light CARBON
    Stem is road only and comes in either 90mm or 130mm. Seatpost is also only available in two diameters. Neither is in Easton's current line-up.

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