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    Titanium seatpost

    I was looking for a ti seatpost for my Seven Duo and was hoping to get some advice. I'm currently running a U.S.E. titanium Alien post on my Seven Sola. I was looking at several options for the Duo.

    1. U.S.E. titanium Alien post
    2. MOOTS straight ti post
    3. MOOTS cinch ti post
    4. Eriksen ti seatpost

    I know several people are using the Moots post, but have heard people have issues changing saddles. The new cinch post is supposed to be easier to use, but there aren't too many reviews yet. Anyone using the Eriksen post? I need a minimum of about 300mm legnth on the post.
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    Original Moots post is a MPITA
    New Moots Cinch post is hyper $$$$$ and still not that simple


    Eriksen RULES; I have 3



    Ummmm, why do you want a Ti post for your Duo?
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    I like the look of ti parts on the ti bike. I did have some concern about a ti post with the slack seat tube angle on the Duo. But, I've seen others run Moots posts without issue. I do like the way the Eriksen post looks. I may be picking up ti 29er frame soon and will probably go with the Eriksen for the post as well.
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    Have you looked at DEAN also?

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    The Cinch is a breeze to use. I'm digging it.

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    Forget the MOOTS, total piece of sh*t post.

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    black sheep was making one, too, no?

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    Moots are horrible.....

    .... they're soooo impossible to work with ....please send all these seatposts that infuriate you, that you can't figure out how to use because it's just IMPOSSIBLE to change saddles to me and I'll humanely dispose of them ....on my other bikes.

    I'll agree that the old design wasn't the easiest to figure out but once you have (by using the search function here for example) it's really a p.o.p.

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    I've got an Eriksen and a Black Sheep. Both are great and have been trouble free. They use similar designs where you clamp the seat rails from the side. I have not used a Moots, but I think the Cinch post is easier to install seats on than the older version, right?

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    I've got an old-style Moots post and an Eriksen post. The Moots isn't the torture that some make it out to be; there is a technique to changing saddles though. The Eriksen has the best clamp design I've ever seen, plus you can get decals and hardware to match all your King stuff, bonus points in my book. Hard to go wrong with either but the Eriksen has an edge if you're going to fiddle with it a lot.
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    Eriksen post

    I just got the Eriksen ti seatpost today. It looks awesome. I actually liked it so much that I ordered another one for the new Vassago Optimus Ti frame I have on order. Sweet.
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    Ti prep or grease?

    Do you need to put ti prep between the ti seatpost and ti seat tube? I asked my local LBS guys and they don't seem to know. One shop recommended ti prep and the other recommended grease. So, I figure it best to ask the mtbr experts what you guys are using on your ti seatposts. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yangpei
    Do you need to put ti prep between the ti seatpost and ti seat tube? I asked my local LBS guys and they don't seem to know. One shop recommended ti prep and the other recommended grease. So, I figure it best to ask the mtbr experts what you guys are using on your ti seatposts. Thanks.

    I got a Seven a couple of months ago and it came with a carbon sleeve in the seat tube. It essentially means there is no alum (in my case) to Ti contact there. My LBS and several other sources recommended no grease for the seatpost because of that carbon sleve.

    You might want to check to see if you have the carbon sleeve as well.

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    Yangpei:- Good to know you actually rode the thing! I was beginning to think you were just going to festoon that puppy and parade it in front of us to drool over! I second the notion that you don't have to worry about the ti prep - that dark black thing on the inside of your seat tube is a carbon sleeve - it's a great system for non creakiness.

    Trancespotter:- After starting the post your Seven thread where's your bike? Show me the bike! You've now admitted to having it so don't be shy and post the luscious ti for us all to admire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haworth
    Trancespotter:- After starting the post your Seven thread where's your bike? Show me the bike! You've now admitted to having it so don't be shy and post the luscious ti for us all to admire.

    I know... Truth be told, I've been so busy enjoying the ride that the bike is never clean enough to take pictures. The day I was picking the bike up from the dealer a few weeks ago, I forgot to bring my camera with me, and that was the day I was planning on taking the pics.

    I'll be adding the bike to the other thread soon... I guess I just needed a good kick in the butt... Thanks!!!

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