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    Light Seatpost

    Can anybody recomend a light seatpost i got the the urge to shave some pounds of the spot and as my thomson is nearing the end a new post seems favourite, there was a post on here somewere about an alloy one that weighed about 125 grams if my memory serves me well, i think that somebody was selling them on ebay.

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    I got a Tune Starckes Stuck for my spot and an extralite for my wife. But I would look into the SDG I beam setup personally.

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    The Thomson is near the end of its life? How so?

    I might sound like GS, but if you're riding a spot the way it was designed, a Thomson post is a lightweight post and pounds should be shed elsewhere.

    HAHAHA...a 125 gram post on a Spot. It's so retarded it's funny. Sorry, almost moved my bowels laughing so hard.

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    wot the fook are you on about, ok then pal would it be a better idea to save weight on things like skimpy tyres or superlight xc rims perhaps, stuff that does take a hammering?


    i can see why they call you JERK

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    "they" don't call me "jerk"

    I named myself "JERK_chicken".

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    speaks volumes

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    You're really not going to save much weight by switching from the Thomson unless you switch to carbon and then it still won't be much.

    imo... You should only use a carbon post if you're relatively light and it's used for XC type riding without raising and lowering it a lot. A friend of mine broke his carbon post a couple of weeks ago. He's lucky that he wasn't seriously injured.

    As someone else here asked... What did you mean by : "....and as my thomson is nearing the end ...."? Is the post broken?

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    no isnt broken its just a few years old n all the anodising has worn off the bottom half so its a kind of two tone thomson post, i just fancy a new post and wonderd what was out there? something light but not carbon?

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    no isnt broken its just a few years old n all the anodising has worn off the bottom half so its a kind of two tone thomson post, i just fancy a new post and wonderd what was out there? something light but not carbon?

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    Now that's even funnier. SO the seatposts works is what you're saying.

    Too funny.

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    thompson vote.

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    I guess it depends on the kind of riding you do. If it is fairly agressive, the post is not the place to save weight. If it's mostly XC and spinning through woods than anything light will do. If you fall over more than once every couple of rides then forget the carbon post, esp if you adjust your seat height frequently.

    I think Blue's made a good point, you won't be saving much weight anyway...but if you really want expert opinion on light parts, re-post this question in the weight weenies forum.
    Faster is better, even when it's not.

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    Now that's even funnier. SO the seatposts works is what you're saying.

    Too funny.


    JERK CHICKEN, how did i get pesterd with a prick like you?

    I know what your saying bout the strengh of a post but on the aggresive stuff i drop the thing anyway thats appatr from the fact i'm only 10st pissed wet through. i've had the thomson bout 4 years n just wana change, is that so weird?

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    ok:
    Tune Starckes Stuck
    Thmson Masterpiece
    Moots Ti post


    Hope that helps.

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    cheers fella,

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    money no object? what about this?

    http://www.schmolke-carbon-titan.de/...ndex_c_uk.html

    How about Thomson Masterpiece?

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    What's your bike setup - maybe we can help identify better areas to lose weight:

    - seat itself
    - front shock/rear shock
    - wheelset - this is a biggie
    - cranks

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    Do a search on the weight board for 'kcnc'. That is probably the light weight Alloy post you are thinking of.

    I reccomend the thomson masterpeice - bombproof and light.


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    small 5spot
    rp3
    maverick ducs
    maverick front hub
    hope pro 2 rear
    mavic 819 ust rims
    xtr rear mech, front mech and shifters
    magura louise fr brakes
    race face dues chainset
    candy sl pedals
    race face next carbon bars
    thomson seatpost
    fizik gobi saddle
    maxis high roller 2.35 front tyre
    panaracer 2.1 rear
    both tubeless

    its wieghs in at 28.6lb's and it may sound daft but i think it should be lighter, besides the fact i need a new seatpost

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    ya thats it kcnc, are they any good?

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    Thomson.
    "It's only when you stand over it, you know, when you physically stand over the bike, that then you say 'hey, I don't have much stand over height', you know"-T. Ellsworth

    You're turning black metallic.

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    Use Thomson Masterpiece is the best choice. I have one on my 5 spot.
    It weights 193 grs, 27.2x 330 mm / Straight, it is 100grs lighter than the elite (27.2x410mm)

    Looks like the Elite --> Quality-Strong

    See this page, there are many components with the real weight to compare:

    http://weightweenies.starbike.com/listings.php

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    When the Elite is cut down or ordered in a length at 330, how much of a weight difference is there between it and the Masterpiece?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MOZWAFC

    its wieghs in at 28.6lb's and it may sound daft but i think it should be lighter, besides the fact i need a new seatpost
    Why. Just start over rather than hamstringing the Spot. Get a flux and weight weenie it up and be done with it.

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