I'm after a strong but light weight 27.2 seat post any idears ?

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  • fozworth
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    I’m about 13 stone and am building a ss mtb with rigid front end . I’m after a light weight seat post to keep the weight seat post 27.2 probably 400 plus length to give it a bit of strength In the frame as I figure 350 might be a tad short ? Any proven posts for this sort of build . I’ve had also of Thompson posts and my full sis has a Master layback fitted thought about the Elite straight post as a contender.

    Premier Icon boxelder
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    I’m a bit heavier than you and have used Thomson, Roox S5 and Race Face – all great, with no problems.

    Carbon haven?

    porkypig
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    SDG i-beam, comfy, light ans solid!

    matther01
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    I run a pro koryak 400mm…might not be to you weight liking but was cheap at £35 and very comfortable

    sfinnie
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    Running a race face next sl 27.2×400 on my rigid ss (carbon). Light and strong. I am also comfortably 13st and haven’t had any problems. Very pleased (with the post – weight, not so much… 😀 )

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    Race Face ones on my bikes. The type where you set the angle by sliding a collar up/down the post that is linked to the clamp behind the post and it pivots at the top.

    Solid as a rock and I make you seem light on the mass!

    ken_shields
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    Van Nic Ti post….. comfy as fook

    Premier Icon ceebee
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    Thomson Elite is very strong superbly finished and a decent weight if a little unforgiving.

    PeterPoddy
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    CRC are selling Comtrol Tech Team Issue posts for just over £20 right now. I know they’ll hold more weight than you (me!) and you won’t even get close to how good they are for under £50

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mobile/MobileModels.aspx?ModelID=19622

    Premier Icon ceebee
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    Thomson Elite is very strong superbly finished and a decent weight if a little unforgiving.

    toys19
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    on one do a pivotal seat post, I would never have considered this but it came on my macinato, and I blooody love it. Needs a pivotal seat, but the combo is dead light.

    You need to have a reasonably hard arse to find it comfy, which is not an issue for me..

    mikemorini
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    I’ve used both Thomson and Nukeproof warhead seatposts on hardtails with no problems and I’m the thick end of 15 stone.

    Mike

    b r
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    +1

    SDG I-Beam post and seat, nothing (in the real-world) is lighter for the price.

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    Race Face –

    The type where you set the angle by sliding a collar up/down the post that is linked to the clamp behind the post and it pivots at the top.
    Solid as a rock

    mine was, until the top clamp piece popped off the post leaving the saddle pointing at my ass.. binned it ( I’ve bent and broken clamps on a fair number of posts, all stopped when I started to use Thomsons. Eriksen is lighter and maybe a little flexier but not much, wonderful quality at a price. Van Nic ti posts are flexy but bend easier than they should, a few reports of that inc mine by a tiny amount.
    Pro Koryak – no issues there, used one for quite a long time. Ritcheys are made in the same place, good factory.
    Syntace P6 – had no probs with the carbon version and it seems really well made, good clamp design, but I still moved it onto my road bike in the end.

    That Control Tech does look like a good bet for the £.

    fozworth
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    What about the control tech monoc carbon post on sale at £64 at crc normally £160 odd
    I’m quite interested

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