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Aluminium seatposts - all basically the same?

DWM1980DWM1980 Posts: 27
edited June 2018 in Road buying advice
Hi All

I need a longer seatpost for my new steel framed bike. Budget means it will probably be aluminium.

In terms of performance/comfort, is ther any point spending more to buy a ‘better’ one, or are they all pretty much the same? Cheaper ‘posts tend to be 6061 grade whereas more expensive ones are generally 7050/7075. I think 7000 series aluminium is stronger so the ‘posts can be made slightly lighter - does this provide any other benefit?

Cheers

Dave

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  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,817
    all the same
  • timothywtimothyw Posts: 2,482
    You're unlikely to feel the difference, but there is lots of scope for weight difference - as a good quality alu post will be around 200g where a cheap one might be as much as 400g.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    any recommendations on really light ali posts?
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • timothywtimothyw Posts: 2,482
    Thomson Masterpiece is probably the best known really light Ali post, but I'm sure there are others.
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