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    Pazzaz seatpost vs. Stock Spec Enduro post weight?

    Any idea how much (if any) weight I would save from going from my stock seatpost that came on my spec. enduro (03). It's a 30.9mm post and I'm pretty sure it's 400mm long (large frame). I don't want to spend alot of money.

    Only reason I'm asking is because I'll be getting a trainer soon and most likely just put my wifes hardtail on it, but to get a decent leg extension, I have to use my post on her bike. This way I wouldn't have to swap posts constantly when ride the trainer, not that switching a post is a big deal, but depending on the amount of weight I could save for $29 (pazzaz post form jenson) I might consider it.

    I know wheels and tires are the quickest/easiest/ and most important places to save weight, but I'd like to know about the seatpost b/c of the reasons above.

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    I believe its the same stock post that

    came on my 03 Epic, and if I remember correctly it weighed 304 g's on my scale. If its the Pazzaz Carbon Post you are considering, you would probably save 80 g's or more. Regardless of the post, you will probably save a chunk of weight, and in my opinion would be $29 well spent. Plus, the head on the Specialized seatpost is difficult to adjust.

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    How about a pazzaz steam at 140grams?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaFireMedic
    came on my 03 Epic, and if I remember correctly it weighed 304 g's on my scale. If its the Pazzaz Carbon Post you are considering, you would probably save 80 g's or more. Regardless of the post, you will probably save a chunk of weight, and in my opinion would be $29 well spent. Plus, the head on the Specialized seatpost is difficult to adjust.
    It's actually just the pazzaz 2014 cnc post I'm considering, the carbon posts aren't available in the size i need (30.9). Would the pazzaz 2014 cnc post save very much weight? I'll need to keep it the stock length as I use 99% of it, which I think is 400mm.

    Does anyone know what kind of weight the stock stem would weigh on my enduro? Is the pazzaz stem much lighter at 140 grams? I don't huck with my enduro, just trail ride, biggest drop i've done is about 3 ft, but that was just for fun on a ladder I made in my backyard, biggest drops I see on a trail are probably 1.5-2ft max. I don't want a weak stem, but if the pazzaz would be strong enough for this type of riding I might consider it. I'm not trying to make my enduro stupid light, or trying to get the weight down as low as possible, just looking at ways of not spending a lot of money, but saving a little bit of weight.

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    please forget about cheap crap parts. buy a good post like raceface, thomson, easton... and forget about it.

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    I just put a Pazzaz 2014 post on my Fisher Hardtail. It is a really nice post, light, well finished great adjustability and unlike a Thomson, it has gradiant marks so you can always get the height correct when you adjust it. The only potential problem with it is it is a two piece post where a Thomson is one piece. I don't believe this is a concern however, as all CF posts are two piece and they don't seem to seperate very often. BTW, I have a Thomson on my Turner and in all honesty, I don't know that it worth more than twice the price. In fact I just ordered a Pazzaz carbon fiber for my Wife's bike that I am getting ready to build up.

    As far as the stem, I have the Sette 2014 stem from Price point (same as the Pazzaz stem), and it seems to be nice and stiff (I am 225 pounds), well built and a great deal. That said, I do not believe the stem weighs it adverstised 140 grams, but is really closer to 180 (it feels very close to my Thomson 110 in weight). For the money, I recommend it highly, but do feel that the thomson steerer clamp is a better design.

    For the cost difference that both of these represent ($130 for both thomson pieces v. $55 for both Pazzaz or Sette) I think they are a great deal, especially when you are on a tight budget.

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    are pazzaz's none to fail?

    Quote Originally Posted by carlos
    please forget about cheap crap parts. buy a good post like raceface, thomson, easton... and forget about it.

    Carlos,

    Do you have any knowledge of failures w/ Pazzaz's seatposts or stems? I know they aren't as name brand as thomson and the rest, but I didn't find any reviews on mtbr about failures either. If they are prone to fail, then by all means warn me to stay away, but it seems to me that they are a decent weight at a decent price and are decently durable.

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    ... and if we just ...

    I just got a Sette APX 2014 alloy seatpost from pricepoint,.. 'same thing as the Pazazz except $9 cheaper & its got a less stupid name. IMO

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    hi phil, here in brazil pazzaz is a well know brand, their aluminum stems and seatpost are great and i never heard anything bad about them but i saw two carbon handlebars broken. thats why i adiviced about not buying carbon parts from cheap brands.

    that picture i posted was from the seatpost of the rider that was on the lead at the tour of são paulo, he was training for the time trail and the seatpost broke and he went down and got several scratches,later he lost his lead due to injuries from the crash. aerotech and pazzaz here are the in the same price range.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carlos
    hi phil, here in brazil pazzaz is a well know brand, their aluminum stems and seatpost are great and i never heard anything bad about them but i saw two carbon handlebars broken. thats why i adiviced about not buying carbon parts from cheap brands.

    that picture i posted was from the seatpost of the rider that was on the lead at the tour of são paulo, he was training for the time trail and the seatpost broke and he went down and got several scratches,later he lost his lead due to injuries from the crash. aerotech and pazzaz here are the in the same price range.
    Ah, thanks for the info on the carbon, I'm pretty much only looking at aluminum right now, but I'll keep what you said in mind..

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