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    Epic carbon frame with carbon seat post tightenting/paste procedure

    Do you have to use paste on a carbon seat post when using on a carbon framed epic? If so do you have to prep either surface to use this paste? Do you put the paste on the inside of frame or on outside of seat post? Also is there a torque spec that I need to tighten to?

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    From what I understand the paste does two things. The first is that it has gritty elements in it that increase friction so that the post does not slide and thus you can use a lower torque or the proper torque and not worry about the post sliding instead of over-torquing in order to stop sliding. The second is it keeps the post from seizing up in the frame. I don't know the likelihood of a carbon post seizing in a carbon frame, but I do know that some post/frame materials do not play well with each other. I think steel/steel will rust together and aluminum will oxidize.

    I believe the torque rating for my carbon frame was on the seat collar.

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