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Hey guys I've been thinking whether I should invest in getting a CF seatpost and was wondering what peoples' opinions on them are. I'm always ridin over semi-rough terrain and sorta-smooth cobblestone and it's takin a toll on me. Do they absorb vibration enough to really notice and is it worth the money over getting something else? :confused: Help! Thanks
 

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No, other potential problems

Like the post not holding in the tube. Go to a 25 tire and inflate to 100-110 psi, easily softens ride and is alot lighter on the wallet. Another trick if you feel it in your hands is gel bar tape.
 

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IMHO…a CF seatpost will not really make a noticeable difference in overall ride quality. As the other poster stated, less PSI and larger tire would be a better solution.
 

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I concur - a CF seatpost is not "worth it." With you riding 'regularly' over rough roads, 700x25 tires will do more than any $150 post ever will to help comfortize (sp?) your ride.
 

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IMHO, the only carbon post worth the money is the FSA K-Force Light, which I ride because I like a ton of setback. You simply can't get that much setback with almost any traditional post, and the carbon gives them a lot of leeway in shaping it. No ride quality difference, as others have said.

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Whether it's worth it or not depends on what you value. If you're looking for reduction in noise from the road, then a seatpost isn't going to magically transform your ride. As others have said, lower the pressure in your tires to fix that.

If you value something else, then a CF post might be worth it. Some have weight limits (mostly just the uber light ones), but otherwise they're strong and durable.....and more expensive.
 

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I recently got the kestrel carbon aero post for my talon, and I have to say it was worth it to me. Whether the difference is mental or not I'm unsure, but it's like sliding on glass. Nice and smooth. Plus its got the two different seat positions.
If you want a CF seatpost why not try it? Worst case scenario it's no better but you've got a seatpost you think is cooler. And that counts for something.
 

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You can not have my Salsa Shaft alu seat post. Easy to adjust, cool looking in a mechanicaly gadgety way, best name. Pretty cheap to boot.
 

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Srexy said:
http://aebike.com/page.cfm?PageID=30&action=details&sku=ST1300
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http://www.pedalforce.com/web/seatposts.htm

- couple of inexpensive models for you. Whether they're any good I don't know. I hope the Winwood is because Mr. Brown should be delivering mine on Thursday.
I have that Winwood seatpost. I'm happy with it. However, I agree with everyone else, it doesn't transform the bike . My prior seatpost was a Ritchey WCS aluminum, which was significantly less expensive, only a tad heavier, & rode just as well. Keep in mind that you are sitting on the end of a post. Horizontally, It may flex from side to side some, but in the vertical plane, it's not going to absorb much
 

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i've noticed no differance from a CF to a aluminum Thompson
It's funny you mention that becuase just yesterday I was thinking about how much better my Giant carbon seat post felt whilst I was riding compared to my Ultegra aluminium and my Easton EA50. The carbon seat post felt much smoother more solid and quieter. I'm not going back to aluminium.
 

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zertz

the specialized pave seatposts can make a difference. i switche from standard aluminum to specailized pave carbon with the zertz and without changing anything else felt a noticibly better ride on my older cannondale 2.8 frame. it doesn't eliminate large bumps, washboards or rumblestrips but can make a rough road feel freshly paved.
 
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