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Carbon seatpost dip in?

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Asked by: Cynthia Jenkins

How do I stop my carbon seatpost seizing?

During your maintenance, one of the most important things you can do for the life of your frame is to make sure that your seatpost is not seized. Removing the post, cleaning it and the seattube, then applying a thin coat of grease or carbon paste will prevent seizing.

How much difference does a carbon seatpost make?

A good seatpost is the key to achieving a comfortable ride. That’s because along with your tyres, seatposts actually make up the bulk of your bike’s comfort – in fact, according to the data available, a well-designed carbon seatpost flexes at a rate 100x greater than a steel frame.

Can you clamp carbon seatpost?

You can hold the bike by the carbon post if it’s round and you clamp it gently, but you may scratch it unless you’re very careful and the jaws of the repair stand clamp are safe (keep them clean of dirt and wrap a piece of wax paper around the seatpost to help prevent scratches).

Do carbon seat posts break?

carbon seatposts not only break from being run very high, but also from being run low, because the flex is in in a smaller area, i had an easton post do this.It wasn’t a catastrophic failure just a crack. I’d leave the carbon posts on the road bike and stick with a 7075 or 7005 mtb post, two bolt.

How long do carbon seatposts last?

For example, Canyon recommends that you replace their carbon handlebars and seatposts every 3 years. They also recommend that you replace their carbon forks every 6 years or after a crash.

Can I put carbon seatpost in an Aluminium frame?

A carbon seat post may get stuck in an aluminum frame even when carbon paste is applied. The chances are low, but the outcome is not unheard of when the seat post isn’t removed over a long period.

Is it OK to hang a carbon bike?

One thing that won’t harm carbon rims/wheels is hanging a bicycle from them on hooks for storage. They can easily support the weight of the bike.

What is the point of a dropper post?

The dropper post enables you to have the best of both worlds when mountain biking or gravel riding. It supports the rider at a correct seat height for climbing and general cadence but can drop by a significant margin at the touch of a lever, to place you in a better attack position when descending.

Should you store dropper post up or down?

Always, always, ALWAYS, store your dropper post in the UP position. All dropper posts are driven up by some sort of spring, usually an air spring. In the Rockshox Reverb for example there is an air chamber that is inflated to 250 PSI, (Pounds per Square inch) when the seat post is in the maximally raised position.

Does Grease harm carbon fiber?

Quote from video: If. You have a bear carbon fiber headset cup you can use normal grease if you want same goes for seat posts and bottom brackets. If you don't need carbon grip paste grease will do no harm.

Does carbon fiber weaken over time?

The carbon fibres used are very strong, but the resin needed to hold them together is potentially susceptible to degradation over time. Thomas Leschik, chief technology officer at Lightweight highlights this degradation as a factor which will alter the frame’s properties.

What is a disadvantage of using carbon Fibre for bikes?

Disadvantages of carbon fiber bikes

They are more expensive. The cost of manufacturing with carbon is higher than with aluminum, so, consequently, its cost to the market is also higher. That is why they are specific models for the mid-high range since their spare parts are also more exclusive and expensive.

What is the purpose of a layback seatpost?

A layback seatpost slopes slightly backwards, placing the saddle further back, something you’d want to do if you can’t get your knee in the right position over the ball of your foot with a zero offset version.

How much weight do carbon handlebars save?

Carbon vs Alloy Handlebars in Theory

First of all, carbon weighs less. So, if you’re really going hard with the weight weenie thing, there are some benefits to carbon — roughly 100g of benefits. Compound that with your wallet getting roughly $100 lighter, and we’re talking about nearly a quarter pound of gains.

Is a suspension seatpost worth it?

A suspension seatpost is a great comfort upgrade, as it will both absorb bigger hits, as well as dampen vibrations coming up from the road. This essentially means you’ll feel fresher at the end of a long ride. For anything slow and off-road, you cannot beat a spring-damped seatpost.

Are setback seatposts more comfortable?

If you are someone who is pushed forward on the rails, a straight post would be the better choice fitting wise. But if you think about a post, there is much more leverage on a setback post which would lead to more flex and potentially more comfort. That’s a good link.

What is the purpose of an offset seatpost?

A seatpost with offset is necessary when the seat tube angle of the frame is too steep to give the desired saddle setback (the horizontal distance between a plumb line hung from the nose of the saddle and the bottom bracket spindle). Conversely, an “in line” post may be required if the seat tube angle is too slack.

What seatpost has the most setback?

These two-bolt seat posts have a generous 30mm of setback, among the longest ever. This is very important for those who ride leather saddles that often have little fore-and-aft adjustment due to the short rails.