Questions about purchasing bicycles and parts
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Snapped the saddle bolt yesterday on the ride home and couldn't find all the parts. I'm just after a cheap(ish) alloy seat post. Currently considering the 3T Palladium Pro or Thomson Elite setback. 3T mainly for aesthetics (as I'll eventually put 3T bars on the bike), but a mate of mine (who races track, cyclocross and road) has Thomson posts on all his bike and swears buy them.
Ditto on the Thompson but I thought the velonews test included Thompsons and said they transmitted the most bumps (sorry, my words, not theirs!!)
For me it was all about how much setback I could get. The Thompson post only gives 17mm whereas most others give 20 or 25mm
Well, budget releative to exotic carbon beasts at > $150.
The bike has a San Marco Rolls saddle so I'm not too worried about 'road buzz'. 3T looks nice but the twin bolt layout on the Dorico looks to be very finiky and difficult to adjust.
Will have to measure the setback on my current post and whereabouts it sat on my rails to get an idea of what is compatible.
Last edited by __PG__ on Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:51 pm, edited 1 time in total.
I guess its in relation to the other options you can buy. Its one of the cheapest sub 200g seatposts and the durability appears to be really good
EDIT __PG__ got in before me...
I guess everyone has a different idea of what is "budget"
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Well after reading the 'Hospitals are boring' thread I decided on the Velo Orange Grand Cru alloy seatpost with 30 mm setback.
I have Thomson's on my road, cx, Mtb, tt and winter bikes. Never had a failure in 10 years.
Only issue I have with them is over time they either wear or distort a tiny bit around the clamp area... It is very minor but on mtbs and cross bike where you hammer up and down a lot it has a habit of slipping... So I am in the process of running duel clamps on those bikes.
I have an FSA K-Force SB25 (25mm setback) seatpost. I find it very comfortable, and like the looks. I enjoyed reading that Velonews test which is the first remotely scientific seatpost testing I've come across.
Thanks for the link. Too bad they didn't get a Nitto steel post for that test. From the feel of mine, I think one would have done reasonably well.
I doubt you'll be disappointed for the price. My two have served me well so far.
I'm surprised you didnt decide on a recumbent after reading that thread....
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