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I don't wanna be the butthead and ruin it for you and bash it, but the clamp system looks horrid, especially for a carbonrail seat.

And for that price....

You could've gotten the Woodman from universalcycles for $150 (-10% coupon discount).
http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=24478&category=768
And the woodman has the same clamp system, but the bottom part seems quite a bit wider for better rail support.

Or you could've gotten a Omni Racer for slightly more, but ships from US, not Taiwan.
http://cgi.ebay.com/OMNI-Racer-Carbon-Seatpost-WORLDS-LIGHTEST-31-6x400mm-/220740151845?pt=Cycling_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3365236a25

Or the Q2, which has the most support in the clamping system category, it's slightly heavier, but half the price, plus again it ships from the US:
http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=36162&category=4167
 

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I was looking at the woodman...but it was a $40 price difference. The Omni looks nice though and about the same weight. In terms of the seat post clamp, they all look the same to me. What is the main issue with the Climax? Seems to use the same type of clamping post as the others.
 

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omni and woodman will be the same style as yours.

the q2 has support for the rails on the cradle and yokes. which is a necesity for carbon rails.

it your saddle is ti or steal railed your fine with the one you got.
 

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Thank you for that information. I definitely understand what is going on now. Carbon saddles frighten me a bit since I saw a roadie require several stitches on his ass when his carbon saddle broke!
I will most likely be using a Specialzed Toupe. That Omni Racer seat post looks much nicer than the climax! I think I may just have to cancel that order!
 

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TigWorld said:
carboncycles.cc have nice carbon seatposts in 31.6 dia. They have a great lower carbon clamp and the weight would be similar:



For $70 they look like good value for money. I've got one on order for the wife's bike.
Looks very good, lots of support, too bad they only offer 350, I need 400.
 

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I just bought one for my Scott Spark. I wanted a light weight 34.9mm post and this fit the bill. The build seems good but I will wait for a few rides to see. Im using my Tune Speedneedle with it.
 

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Thought about getting a carbon cycles version myself but I have a 27.2 and just get a little nervous about having a carbon post up as high as I need it. Running a kcnc right now that is a 350 and I am right at the min insertion point (actually the line is just inside the frame by maybe 1 cm. Good rail support for carbon rails with that clamp style. The weight on the carboncycles is fairly heavy at 190 grams according to their site for a 27.2x350. My KCNC is 138 on my scale.
 

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+1 for updates. Anybody snapping these? the climax or the carboncycles. carboncycles recommend using their double seatclamp which is 50 more grams. is anyone running that clamp also? thanks
 

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I just received mine.

31.6x350
UD finish with no graphics (stealth)
Straight (no-setback)
133 grams

Haven't ridden it yet, let's hope that doesn't result in carbon shards in my behind. It'll be going on a 29" Hardtail.
 
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