Weight weenie seat post - Links needed please

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Weight weenie seat post - Links needed please

Postby CubeCrazy » Fri Feb 08, 2013 23:57 pm

Evening guys.

Well the time has come to dust the bike off and get back into cycling again for 2013 and I cant wait :D

Since I last rode at the end of 2012 I have ditched the rigid carbon forks (still got them though) and installed a set of Manitau Minute forks and while I have had a little ride and I am loving sus by the way, I am noticing the extra weight quite a lot, here she is as of this evening:

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So... I want to get the bike a bit lighter still so I am after a light weight seat post to begin with if anyone can help me ?

The last one I had was the KCNC scandium one but it was a vertical post and sat me a bit too close to the bars, so I want a seat post that goes back a bit at the top, as you can see I clearly know what am talkin about :lol:

I need a 31.6mm x 350mm and cheap and as light as possible please.

Many thanks in advance 8)


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Re: Weight weenie seat post - Links needed please

Postby CubeCrazy » Sat Feb 09, 2013 00:30 am

Thanks supersonic :D

Thats actually very good, they offer 2 sizes:

31.6mm x 250mm - £43.44 - 151g
31.6mm x 300mm - £54.99 - 173g (non in stock)

Previous post I had was the KCNC Ti Pro Lite which came in at 167g but cost me £100 so the Exotic one is very good value for money.

So the only question remaining is, how can I find out if the 250mm one will be long enough not to cause me any problems ?

Quick check of my seat post height and its showing 195mm from the frame where the post goes in up to the seat rails, so would I be right in thinking I need at least the 300mm one ? and would that still leave enough going into the seat tube to be safe ?

Many thanks :wink:

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Re: Weight weenie seat post - Links needed please

Postby CubeCrazy » Sat Feb 09, 2013 00:32 am

Oh that post isnt a layback or whatever there called either and I need one that goes back a bit further like the original on the bike or I am sat too close to the bars.

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Re: Weight weenie seat post - Links needed please

Postby supersonic » Sat Feb 09, 2013 00:42 am

They do a layback one called the Cobra. You need at least 3 inches in the frame to be safe really.

I use the standard 350x31.6, great piece of kit.

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Postby CubeCrazy » Sat Feb 09, 2013 00:44 am

Thanks for the info mate :)

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Re: Weight weenie seat post - Links needed please

Postby mcnultycop » Sat Feb 09, 2013 09:12 am

Am I missing something? I never leave my bike to charge.

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Re: Weight weenie seat post - Links needed please

Postby cooldad » Sat Feb 09, 2013 09:22 am

mcnultycop wrote:Am I missing something? I never leave my bike to charge.

Are you one of those poor people who still has a steam powered bike?
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Re: Weight weenie seat post - Links needed please

Postby CubeCrazy » Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:40 pm

Huh ?

Am lost with the charge comments ?

And I am still at a loss with the post thing, I searched until gone 1am this morning.

I just want a layback seatpost 31.6 x 350mm sub 200g without it costing 300 quid but am struggling to find one :?

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Re: Weight weenie seat post - Links needed please

Postby cooldad » Sat Feb 09, 2013 14:14 pm

Have another look at your picture.
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Re: Weight weenie seat post - Links needed please

Postby CubeCrazy » Sat Feb 09, 2013 14:17 pm

Oh I see .. haha.

Just power socket behind there going up the wall to a projctor on me 2 meter screen :D

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Re: Weight weenie seat post - Links needed please

Postby supersonic » Sat Feb 09, 2013 16:32 pm

CubeCrazy wrote:Huh ?

Am lost with the charge comments ?

And I am still at a loss with the post thing, I searched until gone 1am this morning.

I just want a layback seatpost 31.6 x 350mm sub 200g without it costing 300 quid but am struggling to find one :?


How much layback do you need?

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Re: Weight weenie seat post - Links needed please

Postby CubeCrazy » Sat Feb 09, 2013 16:38 pm

Oh good question, I wasnt aware there was an option here ?

All I know is my standard seat and seat post with the Cube was really comfortable and that was a layback seat post but when I got a straight one my knees were way too close to the bars and it all felt uncomfortable.

I have reduced my stem too from 100mm to 70mm so I think I am right in thinking the bars are another 30mm closer still.

If I had the option I would like to go further back than my standard post.

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Re: Weight weenie seat post - Links needed please

Postby supersonic » Sat Feb 09, 2013 16:39 pm

I take it your saddle is as far back as it will go on the post?

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Re: Weight weenie seat post - Links needed please

Postby CubeCrazy » Sat Feb 09, 2013 16:47 pm

Hmm I aint sure to be fair I never really messed with it much, but the straight posts put me way too close, this is what mine looks like today, excuse the mud :oops:

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Is saved a good half a kg last time I upgraded me seat and seatpost and its something I want to do again but properly this time as the straight post wasnt right for me or the bike.

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Re: Weight weenie seat post - Links needed please

Postby stubs » Sat Feb 09, 2013 17:25 pm

Easton EA70 31.6 x 350 £39.99 but only 10mm offset and it sounds like you want more

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Re: Weight weenie seat post - Links needed please

Postby CubeCrazy » Sat Feb 09, 2013 18:01 pm

Hey thats really good stubs thanks for that.

I dont mind an extra 25g for that price, but yeah it doesnt appear to go back far enough, I will check other makes of Easton seatposts and see if am lucky :D

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Re: Weight weenie seat post - Links needed please

Postby njee20 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 18:46 pm

Is that an alu bolt in your seatpost? Did you fit that?

New Ultimate are great, but not that cheap. Look for an alu one from the US or Europe, or I may have one still.

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Re: Weight weenie seat post - Links needed please

Postby CubeCrazy » Sat Feb 09, 2013 21:17 pm

Yeah its a soft red ally bolt in there, 2 of with same type of bolts on, never caused me a problem for the year I ran it like that over all kinds of terrain.

I'll get on that New Ultimate brand right away :D

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Re: Weight weenie seat post - Links needed please

Postby njee20 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 21:45 pm

Rather you than me, and I use alu bolts!


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