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  • Seatpost shims..any reason not to get an eXotic cycles one?
  • DrP
    Full Member

    It’s for a Stumpjumper…
    considering swapping the dropper out for a longer drop..currently is 34.9…looking at a 21.6 dropper.

    The eXotic cycles carbon shim is fifteen quid from amazon, and I like the fact it’s 150mm long.
    Will a carbon shim be fine in a carbon frame?

    Any issues to worry about…will I die??

    DrP

    thols2
    Free Member

    The eXotic cycles carbon shim is fifteen quid from amazon

    It says it’s out of stock.

    tomhoward
    Full Member

    The USE plastic ones are a tenner, and work very well. I’ve used a few over the years, no issues.

    DrP
    Full Member

    Amazon says NINE in stock!

    I can’t fine any USE ones in the size i need, unfortunately..

    DrP

    EDIT..scrap that..i wasn’t looking hard enough!!

    Rubber_Buccaneer
    Full Member

    I can understand the paranoid desire for a longer shim, recently went shim shopping myself. I suspect carbon in contact with an aluminium alloy seatpost should be the biggest concern and a plastic USE shim a better bet. Google galvanic corrosion. Or wait for some smartarse to point out why my fears are unfounded

    smallspinsized
    Free Member

    How about 2 shims. One at the top and one at the bottom so the post can’t wiggle in the frame. Just add a small piece of double sided tape to hold the bottom shim in place.

    sandwicheater
    Full Member

    Been using the USE plastic one for the past 19 months and no death has ensued.

    My spidey senses were tingling when i got it, just seemed wrong.

    No idea about carbon, sorry.

    mattsccm
    Free Member

    eXotic are just the run of the mill Chinese stuff with a well known name. I happily use the completely uknown Chinese stuff with the same results.

    5plusn8
    Free Member

    I like that , bummer they don’t have 30.9 to 31.6

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