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Thursday, February 7, 2008

The cure for carbon breakage



After breaking the stock Bontrager carbon seatpost I replaced it with a Performance Forte Carbon seatpost. The replacement lasted two weeks. On the most recent night ride we were heading south from Schiller Park and suddenly my seat tilted backward. I rode partly standing and partly on the nose of the seat to finish the ride.

When I got home I pulled it apart and found the ridges which allow the seat tilt were ground off. Totally flattened. So I decided to forego carbon this time around and went with the Thomson Elite Seatpost.

Lovely aluminum. Solid seat mounting. Ovalized interior post. If I break this, Thomson should hire me for product testing.

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