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    New question here. Help choosing parts...

    I'm in the process of building up a new bike and, as it always goes, i'm on a budget of sorts.

    It seems all i'm in need of now is a lightweight seatpost, stem, and possibly bar.

    Criteria: the seatpost must be 27.2 and as lightweight as I can get her while remaining as inexpensive as it can. The stem must be 90 long but rise isn't too important, just a couple of degrees.

    The bar i currently have is the Easton CT2 riser which I like but might look a little funny on a hard tail. If I were to replace it i'd want light and cheap again

    Thanks alot for your help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by manitou
    I'm in the process of building up a new bike and, as it always goes, i'm on a budget of sorts.

    It seems all i'm in need of now is a lightweight seatpost, stem, and possibly bar.

    Criteria: the seatpost must be 27.2 and as lightweight as I can get her while remaining as inexpensive as it can. The stem must be 90 long but rise isn't too important, just a couple of degrees.

    The bar i currently have is the Easton CT2 riser which I like but might look a little funny on a hard tail. If I were to replace it i'd want light and cheap again

    Thanks alot for your help!
    Syntace F99 Stem
    USE Alien Aluminum post
    Easton EC90 bar

    It's a hard balance between cheap, light, and durable.

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    I'll have to second Split's recommendations since that's exactly what I'm running on my hardtail...

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    If you go with the EC90 bar, you can get it for $40.00 off - Easton is having a promo on their carbon bars. Most retailers seem to be offering it.

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    Good choices, depends on HOW budget minded you are..

    Quote Originally Posted by split
    Syntace F99 Stem
    USE Alien Aluminum post
    Easton EC90 bar

    It's a hard balance between cheap, light, and durable.
    Nice parts, but not really inexpensive. Take a look at the Pazzaz stem and seatposts at JensonUSA. They get pretty good reviews around here, are very budget minded, and should be as durable as the more expensive stuff. The EC90 is a good bar and the price isn't bad if you can get it for $40 off. Can't use it with bar ends (if you use them).
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    If you go the cheapest route, Pazzaz/Sette/Weyless are an excellent poorman's choice. A stem that short (90 mm) would weigh in the 120's. The Pazzaz/Sette seatpost is also very nice, I have it in 27.2mm and cut down to 330mm weighs 230 grams. Quality is good and it's tough to beat those weights by much.

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    Thanks for the advice. Guess i'll do some shopping around tomorrow to see what I can pick up

    Happy riding!

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    pazaaz

    jenson has the pazaaz alum seat posts for under $20, 27.2, great weight.

    john

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    I wouldn't...

    Quote Originally Posted by split
    Syntace F99 Stem
    USE Alien Aluminum post
    Easton EC90 bar

    It's a hard balance between cheap, light, and durable.
    choose a USEless alien post... the seatclamp totally suck and is a pain to adjust. Go for Extralite The Post (if you are on a budget - I have a 27,2mm and 330mm weighing 161 grams) or Extralite The Post UL (if you want to go a little bit lighter - I have a 31,6mm and 290mm weighing 167 grams). The Extralite post is much more easy to adjust and won't go loose like the USEless!

    For handlebars I have a Extralite Ultrabar weighing 101 grams with inserts in both ends allowing you to use bar ends. These can be removed and the weight will drop below 99 grams.

    Good luck with your "building".

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