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    2013 El Mariachi Seatpost Options

    I have a 2013 El Mariachi Ti and need to go from the stock Salsa carbon seatpost to something longer. The stock post is 350mm and I need a 400mm. I am looking for any experience anyone has had with seatposts in the 2013/2014 Ti El Mariachi frames relative to which one will have a nice tight fit without creaking. I do use the carbon past when I insert my post. It always seems that some posts fit better than others in certain frames.

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    My 2014 El Mariachi Ti came with a Thomson Elite and I had no issues with it creaking. I have now swapped it out with a Thomson dropper without creaking. I'm not sure if you were wanting to stay carbon or not but that's my experience with my bike.

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    I've got a 2013 El Mariachi (steel, black and green), XL. Came with a basic Salsa post. I eventually swapped to my 410mm Thomson that I've had for a decade or so. No noise, no fuss.

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    Give some thought to a dropper, they are awesome! I have a Kent Eriksen ti post on my El Mar steel, it feels great and is silent. I highly recommend one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianick View Post
    Give some thought to a dropper, they are awesome! I have a Kent Eriksen ti post on my El Mar steel, it feels great and is silent. I highly recommend one.
    I have thought several times about picking up an Eriksen ti post. I hear nothing but great things about them.

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    the salsa Ti post is pretty nice unit as well......i have one that has spent time in my Vaya and in a Pugsley.......nice on both bikes

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    I appreciate all of the feedback given on this. I think I am actually going to try the Thomson post. I like how tough they seem to be and from what I have read they do have a little bit of give engineered into them.

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    I don't know about any give... If anything, I'd think they're a little stiffer than a standard aluminum post. Most posts are a simple tube, with a constant wall thickness. Thomson posts are actually thicker tubing on the front and back of the post (internally of course). Regardless, if you want a seatpost that will last forever, can't go wrong. They're kind of the Chris King of seatposts. Nothing flashy, but practically guaranteed to last as long as your bike, maybe more.

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    I too agree there is no "give" in a Thomson. If you want give, stick with carbon. I use the Race Face Next carbon seatposts on mt El Mar and Muk. The adjustment is way superior to a thomson, they come in 400 mm length, and they are comfortable. If it gets to creaking, I pull it out, clean it off and re-apply carbon grease and its quiet until it needs to be cleaned in a month or 2.

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    I use a Niner RDO 450mm post on my El Mariachi. That one is designed to have a little give and it's nice and comfy.

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    I ended up ordering a Truvativ Noir T30 based on the recommendation of a good friend who has several on his bikes. Looking forward to seeing how the fit is in this frame. Love the bike so far.

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    Too late for you now Ranger, but I ride my El-Mar ti with a Thomson 410mm Setback and Bel Air ti railed saddle. My buddy told me the thought the bent version would have a little more give than the in-line. I've no idea whether his theory is true but I like the ride.

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