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    Best long seatpost: 400mm, setback, 27.2mm

    I'm looking for a nice, safe, but light and bump-compliant seatpost in 400mm length. It also needs to have a setback of 25mm or so, and it must be 27.2mm diameter for me.

    Right now I see the carbon fiber Truvativ Noir Team and Noir World Cup posts at about 250g. That's not terribly light and reviews say they're kind of stiff. Is titanium a better material for weight and vibration damping at this length?

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    Ericksen Ti is my vote

    I have exactly what your lookin for and very bump compliant. I think from memory it was somewhere in the low 200's for weight. It's on my ridged SS. Beautiful craftsmanship.
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    Like the Moots Ti I found at a local swapmeet a while back.

    380mm and came in at about 235g. Has setback, and is 27.2mm.

    Was using a Salsa Shaft at 27.2 X 400, and that came in at 298g.

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    bontrager 400mm * 27.2 25mm = 168grs

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    + one for the eriksen Sweetpost, Kent is the MAN!!!

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    The Kent Eriksen is a sweetpost for sure, alas:

    "Our seatpost hardware fits traditional, round style, 7 mm diameter saddle rails. This accommodates about 90% of the saddles on the market. Please note, some rails are tighter to mount into the hardware than others."

    My Selle Italia Flite XC Gel flow saddle has fat rails, 9mm I believe. I'm going over the seatposts I found very carefully to see which will be compatible with it.

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    I thought Kent had the option to supply the seatpost with larger rail clamp? I'd call him and ask. You are not going to a more perfect choice.
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    Yes, he has hardware to accommodate oversized/ovalized rails.

    I have a selle Italia flite with oversized rails and it works great!!

    Just call and talk to him, you won't be disappointed!
    2011 ERIKSEN XX BUILD IN PROGRESS HERE: http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=698673

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    Yes, he has hardware to accommodate oversized/ovalized rails.

    I have a selle Italia flite with oversized rails and it works great!!

    Just call and talk to him, you won't be disappointed!
    2011 ERIKSEN XX BUILD IN PROGRESS HERE: http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=698673

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    +10 for Eriksen
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