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ljsmith

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I though I would post links to these two seatpost tests, testing flex and damping.  Theres a lot of marketing BS about seatposts out there, so to see some actual testing is awesome.  For instance everyone says titanium seatposts are better than carbon for flex/damping.  Velo news tested Moots titanium seatposts, and they are not good at all.  Also the Specialized CGR looks like a good seatpost (even though it is ugly).  But in actual testing it actually doesn't really work much at all.

http://www.bikeradar.com/us/road/gear/article/best-soft-riding-rigid-seatposts-for-road-dirt-and-gravel-46208/

http://www.velonews.com/2012/12/training-center/technology/from-the-pages-of-velo-getting-the-most-from-your-post_267560


The velo news article is missing its charts, so they are:

[uT9Ho5u] 
[Seatpost-Damping]
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Smale Rider

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Old ass tests, needs the following seats as well

Cirrus - Bodyfloat
Niner - RDO Seatpost
Canyon/Ergon - ????/CF3 Pro seatpost
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ljsmith

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Old ass tests, needs the following seats as well Cirrus - Bodyfloat Niner - RDO Seatpost Canyon/Ergon - ????/CF3 Pro seatpost


Then you need to click the link to the bike radar review above.  It has the Ergon CF3 and the Syntace Hiflex (the Niner is just a rebranded Syntace Hiflex).
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DerekJ_MI

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Good information!  Thanks.  I wish the Bikeradar article would have included the FSA K-Force post.  

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