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    WIL: KCNC Ti seat post + Ti rail saddle or Thomson Elite + Carbon Rail saddle?

    Looking at seat post and saddle upgrades for this winter. Currently using a Lynskey Ti seat post with a Specialized Phenom Cro-Mo rail saddle. I need a seat post with around a 370mm length, so the Thomson Masterpiece is out (27.2 diameter is 330mm). I'm looking to replace the Lynskey post because it is a 25mm set back and I've found for this frame I need a zero setback post. I used to have a carbon post on this frame (Easton Havoc) but after half a season it started slipping down and there was a hairline crack in line with the top of the seat tube. For that reason, I'm not really looking at carbon posts but could be convinced to try again if my experience isn't the norm.

    At any rate, from what I can tell the Thomson Elite 410mm seat post weighs about the same as my Lynskey post at around 290 grams. I was thinking of pairing that with a lighter carbon railed saddle. I haven't been able to research Ti railed saddles to see if I could pair one with a KCNC Ti post and save more weight. I'm trying to keep the budget under $300 all in. Where is the biggest bang for my $$$?

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    i got a deity post that weight 216 i think after having an inch trimmed off the bottom. sturdy, good clamp and relatively light for the price. might be able to save a couple bucks there
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    Deity is 350mm length. Too short for my frame.

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    Is 360mm too short?


    Quote Originally Posted by solo-x View Post
    Deity is 350mm length. Too short for my frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justaute View Post
    Is 360mm too short?
    I haven't measured that precisely. My rough measurement says between 370mm and 380mm. 360 MIGHT work, but it gives no room for error if it does.

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    KCNC offer a clamp assembly for carbon railed saddles to work with the Ti Pro Lite seatpost. That will be the lightest combo. Eg. my 27.2x400 Ti Pro Lite post with carbon clamp assembly and Selle Italia SLR Team Issue carbon saddle weighs 308 grams all together.

    https://fairwheelbikes.com/kcnc-carb...ad6ef33cb3c9e3

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