· The Wanderer
I've never discussed the issue nor seen it discussed, but...I've seen some Pro-Tour teams like Milram and Disco with the Dura-Ace aluminum seatposts. Most of the time I usually see carbon posts on peoples bikes except those few with a Thomson. Most component makers push carbon posts in their "top of the line" selections (probably because they cost more). I stick with my 32.4 carbon post because I've fallen under the impression (without any evidence) that the carbon in the post will dampen some of the road vibration. My question is what difference does the material make in a small component such as a seatpost? Are these differences fact or is it an ongoing debate with people as with frame material? Does a frame that offers a larger seatpost size have more of an advantage in some way as opposed to a frame with a smaller size post? Does any of these combinations (material/size) make a difference to the rider or is it marketing along with a lot of other things being pushed at us these days? Thanks...