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    KCNC Ti Pro Lite Seat Post

    Hi,

    I just wanted to gather some collective knowledge from this forum.

    I was looking at a seatpost for my Giant XTC hardtail. Does anyone have experience with the KCNC Ti Pro Lite Seat Post (size 30.9)? The seatpost is apparently made of scandium. My main question is: to those of you with experience in this, is this post strong, durable enough for me at 200-205 lbs? It would be on a race bike, and I have never broken a seatpost in the past.

    I wonder if it would be durable enough for me?

    Thanks for any educated input from those with experience with this product or with Scandium in a seatpost application.

    Thanks,

    Bernard

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    165lbs on a blur LT with NO issues.
    I have the 30.9mm
    Last edited by biketuna; 08-31-2008 at 08:27 PM.
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    1x10 IS SO FINE on my 21.9 lbs IBIS SL-R
    11-36 XTR in the rear, 36T wide-narrow upfront

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    Biketuna,

    Is that no issues or one issue? If one issue, what was it?

    Thanks,

    Bernard

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    Isn't the weightlimit 170 lbs?
    Anyway, I have it (150 lbs) and for me it's great! I run the 30.9 one.

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    I am using it with Speci Epic 30.9 350mm and 160lbs...

    Sometimes there can be some little crackling but when i tighten the bolt there is nothing anymore...

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    Official weight limit is 85 kg, or ~187 lbs.

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    I weigh 79kg (174lb) and find it great. The only issue I've had is bent seat rails. I'm pretty sure that was my fault though. I over tightened the clamp bolts and the first big hit bent the rails. I've since backed them off to the recommended 4Nm and had no further problems. It does make a pinging sound from time to time, but it could be the seat (bent rails!)

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    I have it and weigh 190. The weight savings is not worth the very scary constant creaking sound. I have an older model with the M5 bolts. If it has been changed to M6 bolts then I would say you are good. I thought of changing the bolts to high quality steel but in the end I decided to go with a Masterpiece.

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    Thanks for the input.

    Thanks everyone who commented. I saw one of these posts on Ebay for a fairly decent price, so I thought that it may work. I have decided that I am just too heavy for that post. I'll probably go with a Moots cinch seatpost. Fairly light, but the Ti should be better able to handle the job.

    Thanks!

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    no issues, sorry about that typo
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    11-36 XTR in the rear, 36T wide-narrow upfront

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    Your weight is going to be pushing that post to the max even with the updated M6 bolts. I have a 27.2 and it's been great. I'm only 165 but do feel it flex. No creaking thankfully.

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