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    Thomson Masterpiece vs. Ritchey WCS Carbon

    Is Thomson seatpost worth the add'l 35 grams over Ritchey?
    Ritchey's Carbon 1-bolt mounting (in my experience) tends to rock the fore/aft if not tighten, BUT it's carbon to there is a torque limit...so I'm leaning towards Thomson, BUT also trying to be a WW.

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    35gr is nothing. Go for the Thomson.
    i ride bikes

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    I had some "issues" with an Easton carbon post and finally put a screw through the side of it in effigy to stick it to the wall in my garage. I replaced it with a Masterpiece and never got pissed at my seatpost agan. I also have Elites on my other two bikes and have no issues with them either, I'll never buy anything BUT a Thomson post.

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    Thomson! Aside from the fact that they rule, the adjustments on them are killer!

    Is the masterpiece really 35g heavier? You could also look at it this way, on my high modulus road machine, aside from spokes and rims, the only non-carbon item is the masterpiece seatpost!

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    Thomson, nothing lasts as long and has the adjustability that they have.

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    Get the masterpiece and tune it with a set of titanium bolts/washers/barrel nuts to save another few grams

    http://www.torontocycles.com/Selling/Titanium.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by 006_007
    Get the masterpiece and tune it with a set of titanium bolts/washers/barrel nuts to save another few grams

    http://www.torontocycles.com/Selling/Titanium.html
    NICE! THANKS!

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    Hmm, splinters up the butt vs a Thomson...

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    Even the name Thomson sounds better than
    Ritchey. +1 on the titanium hardware. I have
    ti hardware on my Masterpiece and it works
    fine.

    Best, John

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Kuhl
    +1 on the titanium hardware. I have
    ti hardware on my Masterpiece
    How much weight did you save?

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    I'm not really sure how much weight I saved, but
    I got a good deal on a ti bolt kit for the whole bike
    for about a $100. It was to good of a deal to pass
    up.

    Best, John

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