What seatposts do people use?
I have a Thomson on everything except the unicycle 😉
Alu hardtail has a 30.9 if I remember rightly, can't say I found it that harsh, but then it probably depends on saddle, rear wheel setup, tyre choice etc. etc. Can't see why a steel frame would be any harsher?Posted 7 years agomboySubscriber
Use Thomson excluively cos I can't bend or break them. They're harsh and unforgiving yes, especially so if bigger than 27.2, but i'd rather that than a broken post!
Guessing if it's a steel hardtail that needs a 31.6 it's either a Cotic BFe or an Evil Sovereign. In which case, either of them is designed for throwing off stuff, not all day comfort, so just get a Thomson!
And a saddle with some flex in the rails if needs be…Posted 7 years agomamadirtMember
I've used a Raceface Diabolus previously (hideously expensive but looks good despite the fact that all but 3" of it is hidden inside my frame 🙄 ) but currently using a cheapo 30mm off ebay with a milk carton shim. 31.6 sounds massive for a steel frame – what frame is it?Posted 7 years agoTurnerfan1Member
Been using a Thompson on my trail FS and a Easton carbon on my XC bike.The current XC bike is a FS so the post is 30.9.When i was running my De-kerf hardtail it was 27.2.Would still use a Easton carbon on any hardtail (unless i was dropping the post a lot!).May be a USE titanium with a shim would provide more comfort?Posted 7 years ago
Race Face carbon on mine, softer feel than the RF aluminium one it replaced.Posted 7 years ago
If you want cushty, like someone up there ^^ said, shim it and use a smaller diametre post. Back in the day, the 25mm USE post flexed like crazy, but was very forgiving – especially with a Flite on top!timdraytonMember
this would be nice titanium and cheap £40ish
minbe arrived a week ago, I'm chuffed!
postage took an age (6 weeks) "its the volcanic ash plume cloud mr timdrayton sir, thankyou friend"
but its a nice post, looks very well made, and is very light tooPosted 7 years ago
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