We've already asked about seat posts but we want to revisit this again because the results were not what we expected. We are not surprised that Thomson came up a lot and the anodized Thomson is a great and fun idea. We are also not surprised that the Shaft came up several times either, it's a great, reliable, functional post that matches the stem. What surprised us is that no one recommended this.
Moots Titanium or Eriksen Titanium. Surprising, at least to me. I was hoping someone would vote for this just so Salsa could finally buy one and I could try it. Why? Why didn't anyone recommend a titanium post? I haven't owned a ti post since the early part of the 90's and it was a 28.6mm so it felt plenty stiff. But on a nice 27.2 road bike, it sure sounds like it would be the comfort king on those long back country paved roads and all day road rides. Now I know this sounds a bit like campaigning and I'm sure most of us are campaigned out, but I really am curious why no one recommended ti?
Now, I know it won't match the stem, but what are the other reasons to not use a Moots or Eriksen ti post on this build? Cost? Finish? Environment? Why?
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Growing up as a Minnesota farm boy, I developed an appreciation and love for land and open space. This appreciation has fostered two passions, cycling and photography. Both of these passions provide freedom, encourage me to explore and foster creativity. More importantly though, my journey with a bike and a camera reminds me that the world is big and I am small.