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    S.A.V.E Seatpost

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    I have been thinking of convetring my Taurine`s seatpost to the carbon fibre S.A.V.E one as fitted to the Flash. Could anyone out there enlighten me as to what the ride is like - is it worth it or would I be wasting money. I currently have a KCNC Scandiun seatpost. Appreciate any feedback. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick_S_Africa
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    I have been thinking of convetring my Taurine`s seatpost to the carbon fibre S.A.V.E one as fitted to the Flash. Could anyone out there enlighten me as to what the ride is like - is it worth it or would I be wasting money. I currently have a KCNC Scandiun seatpost. Appreciate any feedback. Thanks.
    Hi.. If you want to run the SAVE seatpost in your Taurine you will need a shim. The diameter of the SAVE seatpost is 27,2 mm, the Taurine uses a 31,6 mm seatpost.

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    yes ... borgenvik is right.

    a shim inside seat tube helps you , if you want .

    i have 2 of that seatpost if you want

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    Quote Originally Posted by eliflap
    yes ... borgenvik is right.

    a shim inside seat tube helps you , if you want .

    i have 2 of that seatpost if you want
    Thanks guys for the info - eliflap, I would be interested in buying one of those seatposts from you, how much are you looking at?

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    i have : from Flash black & white
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    from Flash black & green
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    Thanks Eliflap. What is the ride like? Can you feel a difference to a standard seatpost?

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    SAVE seatpost on a flash helps a lot

    it's not a weight champion as you can see on scale , but it works great on bike

    seems to be on a softail bike , because on holed track it absorbs the holes

    but it's not like a full suspension , with the bobbing effect when shock is opened when not requested ... it's like a absorbing-hole effect
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    I have one on my 29er Carbon Flash. The seat post has a slight back and forward movement that is just enough to soften out general trail rubble but not enough to interrupt your pedal stroke. Definitely makes the ride smother and helps me ride longer on the HT. I think it would be an awesome upgrade for any hard tail especially something as stiff as the Taurine.

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    Great -Thanks eliflap and bingobong for the info, am definitley going to upgrade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eliflap
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    just curious about how you turn left? looks like you've got some interference with the Lefty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by josephr
    just curious about how you turn left? looks like you've got some interference with the Lefty.
    you can see no pedals on it . as arrived from shop ... was september 2009

    after some works : intereference deleted !

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    Does the SAVE post come with different head/clamp pieces for the Ultimate Flash 26" to accomodate the carbon rails of the Tundra saddle? I ask because the post that came with my Carbon 29'er doesn't seem like it's going to fit the carbon rail saddle I bought to replace the stock Gobi without some new alloy clamp parts at the top of the post.
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    yes there are 2 different clamp devices

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    Quote Originally Posted by eliflap
    yes there are 2 different clamp devices
    Hi Elliflap. I have the same problem fitting my Selle Italia carbon rail saddle also. Do you mean the SAVE seatpost has different clamp to accomodate carbon rail saddle?

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    http://www.use1.com/product/000071/sumo-clamp-kit/

    see how many sizes are available ..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by eliflap
    http://www.use1.com/product/000071/sumo-clamp-kit/

    see how many sizes are available ..........
    Thanks Eliflap. So looks like 9 x 7 is for Selle Italia.

    BTW, is there anyone using the SLR carbon rail saddle with the SAVE seatpost?

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    How do you tilt the saddle ? (I just bought a used Flash). If it's just a matter of loosening the only bolt I see and moving the two "pucks" then my seatpost must be really stuck. I don't want to force anything. Let me know ! Thanks.

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    SAVE is a good post. You can see and feel it move. But don't replace a 31.6 aluminum post with a 27.2 post/shim. Get a good (soft) 31.6 carbon post. Aluminum posts are not great on hard tails. Shims are a compromise.


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