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I was thinking of getting a new seatpost and the KCNC Ti appealed at first, but I am very unsure about the clamp system. This will be used on a carbon railed saddle and the pictures I have seen of what the KCNC clamp did to a Ti railed SLR, I really want to go the route of a proper clamp. The EC90 looks good at roughly 160g at 300mm length but I also remember seeing EC90 flatbars far off of the claimed weight. I also want it to be cheap, and doesn't matter what materiel it is made of either. Any suggestions?
 

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Thomson Elite or Masterpiece. Race Face Next SL. Syntace P6. All have good clamps.
Jenson has the EC90 really cheap right now.
 

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We ordered the KCNC Ti Pro Lite seat post for my wife's XC race bike, but she's only about 100 pounds and the saddle that she chose has Vanox rails.

No way would I use a carbon railed saddle on that post.
 

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RIS said:
We ordered the KCNC Ti Pro Lite seat post for my wife's XC race bike, but she's only about 100 pounds and the saddle that she chose has Vanox rails.

No way would I use a carbon railed saddle on that post.
I'm using these kinds of seatposts for about 7 years now, all with carbon saddles...i never had anything happen so far.(i weigh about 155 lbs)

Just now i'm riding my winter-commuter with such a Token seatpost and Token full-carbon saddle. This thing gets beaten almost daily and without suspension and skinny tires it does get a beating for sure...no problem!
I think there's too many people just putting too much torque on these clamping bolts.That's not needed.

ALL mayor manufacturers of lightweight seatposts use these style of clamps:
Schmolke
New Ultimate
AX-Lightness
Tune
Woodman
KCNC
Token
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Does a Masterpiece clamp work with a KCNC ti pro lite seatpost? if it does, that would be a great alternative.
 

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nino said:
I'm using these kinds of seatposts for about 7 years now, all with carbon saddles...i never had anything happen so far.(i weigh about 155 lbs)

Just now i'm riding my winter-commuter with such a Token seatpost and Token full-carbon saddle. This thing gets beaten almost daily and without suspension and skinny tires it does get a beating for sure...no problem!
I think there's too many people just putting too much torque on these clamping bolts.That's not needed.

ALL mayor manufacturers of lightweight seatposts use these style of clamps:
Schmolke
New Ultimate
AX-Lightness
Tune
Woodman
KCNC
Token
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So, I'm happy to see V-brakes back on your winter rig. Been away for a while so prolly missed out on a good story. :thumbsup:
 

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Axis, your sentence up or something? I guess you were away too long, and missed the notice, V-brakes are for weenies.
 

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Axis, your sentence up or something? I guess you were away too long, and missed the notice, V-brakes are for weenies.
Snowblower! No, my sentence is not up, but I'm out anyway and looking for food and money. I have a laptop that I stole from the car I jacked last weekend....I haven't had porn in two years. Got tired of that so thought I would see what you nerds were up to. I forgot how pleasant it was to experience your presence here. Not much has changed, I see. V-brakes ARE for weenies. Weenies is in the title of this forum. Back to porn. You bore me.
 

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I recently did the same research...

IM31408 said:
I was thinking of getting a new seatpost and the KCNC Ti appealed at first, but I am very unsure about the clamp system. This will be used on a carbon railed saddle and the pictures I have seen of what the KCNC clamp did to a Ti railed SLR, I really want to go the route of a proper clamp. The EC90 looks good at roughly 160g at 300mm length but I also remember seeing EC90 flatbars far off of the claimed weight. I also want it to be cheap, and doesn't matter what materiel it is made of either. Any suggestions?
As I have a seat w/ Oval Carbon rails. I e-mailed Selle, and they recommended the Ritchey WCS Seatpost, Thomson, and one other company, can't remember. Keep in mind, most carbon rails require equal position upper and lower clamps. Having the top or bottom offset, will create stress. I know others have used other systems without problem, but, I'm just repeating what the Manufacturer of my Seat recommends.

This Link has all the information:
http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=496125

Good luck,

Kevin
 

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My wife got one of the new Token carbon posts like Nino showed. They are light and really cheap. (ours was from Tufo North America, who sells direct, for like $90 USD shipped). She is going to use it on a Speed needle saddle.
 

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Axis II said:
So, I'm happy to see V-brakes back on your winter rig. Been away for a while so prolly missed out on a good story. :thumbsup:
Well-this is my second Winterbike which indeed has still V's- BUT that's probably the only thing which prevents me from having even more fun now...i got used to discs lately and the V-pads on the Amclassic rims basically don't do anything.I'm squeezing the levers hard sometimes without any effect. I really forgot how bad life was riding in deep snow with V's on regular aluminium rims. You could as well brake with your feet:D

But it's still fun. We had -5 degrees celsius yesterday and all covered with snow and ice. The skinny Ritchey Speedmax once again impress me with the amount of grip they provide. But beeing a Non-Racer riding almost daily in such conditions all by myself lets me think if i'm taking it a little too serious. Yesterday at night with lights...my wife is scared and my riding buddies all sitting at home shaking their heads while eating chips.
 

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But it's still fun. We had -5 degrees celsius yesterday and all covered with snow and ice

Get some Nokian Tires and The One Brakes, then you'll be safe. Tell your wife, the snowblower knows best.
 

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KCNC seatposts are weak. I broke one this year during an XC race. I weigh 150 pounds, and I'm not too hard on my bike. It was a Ti Pro Lite. My buddy broke an Sc Pro Lite this year as well. Come to think of it, another one of my buddies broke a gold Ti Pro Lite this year. That is 3 broken KCNC seatposts in 1 year. They are too light for mountain bikes. They suck. Other KCNC stuff is sweet though. Buy it all! Just not the seatposts for your mountain bike.
 
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