Seatclamp types & carbon rails?

Squillinossett Posts: 1,678
edited January 2011 in Road buying advice
Can I use a post like this with my carbon railed saddle? ... EDASPIN282

or does the clamp have to be one like this? ... K:MEWAX:IT


  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    You can use either with a carbon rail. but obviously have to be careful to not over-tighten the screws. However, some posts like the new 1-bolt Ritchey or 3T Palladio that clamp the rails side-on need to use the right-shaped clamps
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,633
    of the two i'd sooner use the deda one as it looks like there's more surface area supporting the rails, not so keen on the narrow top clamp arrangement, gives me a mental image of carbon rails being crushed, probably irrational and it'll be fine though :-)

    carbon rails are often a lot taller than metal ones, and in the seat post section, deda's instruction manual says...

    "All Deda models are only designed to house 7 mm diameter round saddle rails."
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny