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recommend me a setback seatpost for carbon rails

forward_loopforward_loop Posts: 314
edited November 2012 in Road buying advice
pretty self explanatory really....
I've had an expensive mistake with Ti rails before !
Saddle: Selle Italia 135g - carbon rails
31.6mm seatpost diameter and doesn't need to be any longer than 300mm

been looking at the pro stealth evo's and easton ea90's - but am unsure as to the clamping mechanisms

Thanks in advance.


  • BobbinogsBobbinogs Posts: 4,841
    Depends just how much setback you want. The FSA K Force Light seatpost comes in 3 options, one of which is 32mm which I have just bought. Very nice if a little pricey. I don't have carbon rails but don't see why it wouldn't work with them (as long as they are 7mm), being a decent spec and all that.
  • MccariaMccaria Posts: 869
    Based on my experience I would be cautious about using the pro stealth evo post with carbon rails. Although it is supplied with a separate wedge clamp specifically for oval carbon rails it is an incredibly tight fit. I have tried it with both Fizik Antares and Selle Italia Team carbon railed saddles and for both I am not comfortable with having to force the carbon rails into the clamp. The wedge is tightened from the side but has a sort of claw mechanism that hooks over the rail.

    Ended up using my pro evo seat post attached to a saddle with round titanium rails.
  • Would a Thomson Masterpiece suit? I've got a titanium hardwared 31.6 350mm setback one for sale that currently tops the scales at 170 grams.
  • Can highly recommend Thomson for having excellent compatibility on their clamp with the oval carbon rails on my Selle Italia
  • Deda Zero100 will take oval rails no problem.
  • on-yer-bikeon-yer-bike Posts: 2,974
    Fizik Cyrano. Job done.
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