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What type of seatpost do you prefer?

  • Carbon setback

    Votes: 1 0.9%
  • Carbon straight

    Votes: 4 3.7%
  • Dropper

    Votes: 29 26.9%
  • Metal setback

    Votes: 22 20.4%
  • Metal straight

    Votes: 52 48.1%
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psycho cyclo addict
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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
1. Carbon setback
2. Carbon straight
3. Dropper
4. Metal setback
5. Metal straight
 

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Truly Doneski
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Thus far metal straight, but I've yet to try a carbon seatpost, and I have no need for a dropper.
 

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inner peace to make peace
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titanium setback of high quality, Made in USA (or Taiwan)
 

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I hate that name.
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Thomson. Straight or setback depends on the seat angle of the frame it's used on.
 

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sketchiness abounds...
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Even tho' I've always used alum setback posts, I was curious if a carbon version might give a little "good" flex?
 

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psycho cyclo addict
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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
I've got a setback Thomson and contemplate carbon on occasion...
 

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Jason
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I had an Easton carbon setback last season on my MTB. The rail clamps broke on the first ride. The post itself however was fine. For some reason though, I'll won't go back to carbon on the mtb's. For my roadie SS it's great and I've never had a problem. I'm sticking with metal setbacks for mtb.
 

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edubfromktown said:
1. Carbon setback
2. Carbon straight
3. Dropper
4. Metal setback
5. Metal straight
Straight or setback have to do with getting the right fit. It will vary from bike to bike. It's like asking how much exposed seatpost one prefers (depends on the seat tube length).
 

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psycho cyclo addict
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kapusta said:
Straight or setback have to do with getting the right fit. It will vary from bike to bike. It's like asking how much exposed seatpost one prefers (depends on the seat tube length).
Precisely what I intended... the results should give a good indication of the relative popularity of seatpost materials plus what percentage of people needed something offset for a better fit.
 

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What a strange poll. Not sure what sort of useful info the OP plans to glean from the results.

That having been said, I am still posting a response. Some frames demand offset, others don't. My last two or three frames have demanded it, but I'm cheap and go alloy. Interested in carbon, but I hear that s**t breaks and the splinters go straight to your heart.
 

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local trails rider
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blunderbuss said:
Straight or setback depends on the seat angle of the frame it's used on.
I have straight on one bike, set back on another. Both alu.
 

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I prefer one that keeps the saddle where it needs to be under my bum so I can concentrate on riding...
 
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