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BATMAN said:
Any brands I should consider or avoid?
For me, it would depend on the whole bike set-up.
For a steel bike, I vote for alum, "Thomson". The micro-adjustment is easy.
For a titanium frame, I might lean towards a titanium SP. (American Classic?)
For CF frame, I think titanium would not make sense.
No experience with CF seatposts.
 

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Thompson Elite

I just picked up a thompson elite for my steel frame, should be great... if i had an alum frame or CF, i might think of going with a CF post...
 

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bikerboy337 said:
I just picked up a thompson elite for my steel frame, should be great... if i had an alum frame or CF, i might think of going with a CF post...
Take a look at your frame opening in the seatpost area. Deburr any inside sharp edges
where that nice seatpost will come into contact with the frame. No need on scratching
that nice anodized piece of work:)
 

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It's not the material, it's the manufacturer that counts. Thomson makes great posts and their's is often the standard by which others are measured. That said, I use a Syncros Ti post on one of my bikes and like it very much. Too bad they don't make it anymore. I hate USE posts because of their fiddly clamp. Campy is hard to beat, classic. In the end, it's just a post. Most won't notice the difference between alu, Ti or carbon so what sets them apart is ease of setup and how well the clamp works. Hard to beat Thomson.
 
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