Road Seat Posts
If you are serious about road biking, you need to take a good look at all components of your bicycle. A small detail such as your road bike seat post could make quite a difference in the performance of your bicycle. If you invest in a good quality seat post, it will make your bicycle lighter and hold your saddle securely. All seat posts are different and give you a different seating position, so your saddle rails should be quite adjustable, for you to maintain the seating position that is right for you.
A road bicycle seat post is available in a variety of materials. Those made of an alloy are lightweight and durable and are usually cost efficient. For top of the range bicycles carbon or titanium posts are the natural choice. They are long lasting and an important component of the best bicycles on the market.
There is a large range of seat posts to choose from. Manufacturers include Alpina, FSA, Ritchley, Miche and Pro Stealth. As the sizes of seat posts vary, there are also seat post shims available to ensure that most posts fit onto any frame. Some posts have two bolts; others have only one. If comfort is an important factor, a rider should consider acquiring a suspension seat.
Some of the top of the range carbon seat posts weigh as little as 145 grams. Prices vary greatly; cost efficient posts are available from as little as £13, while an excellent carbon seat post could go for £160 or more.