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Carbon Fiber Seatpost

Nashbar Carbon Fiber Seatpost. The Nashbar Carbon Fiber Seatpost is a great way to shed some weight off your bike.

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Elite Seatpost Black, 27.2/410mm

A stupendously high-quality non-setback seatpost that sets the standard for saddle adjustability and overall precision. The post and cradle are machined from one piece of 7000-series aluminum. Uses a 2-bolt design that allows you to nose your saddle up or down through adjustments to the bolts. 41mm seat rail grip. At 180g it rivals the lightness of carbon posts that cost twice as much.

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CR4 Carbon Road Bike - 11 Speed Ultegra

Nashbar CR4 Carbon Road Bike - 11 Speed Ultegra. Every time Nashbar introduces a new carbon road bike, it gets more tricked out, more weight weenie-ish, more race-ready, and more drool worthy--well, this time we're just getting plain ridiculous. The new Nashbar CR4 Carbon Road Bike has no Achilles heel, no boat anchor parts, just bliss from the bar tape to the tires. The CR4 Carbon Monocoque frame is this-season's best industry technology with a tapered head tube and full carbon fork to make the setup so responsive to your pedal stroke that you'll be inspired from the start. And speaking of pedal strokes, not one iota of your strength will go to waste with an oversize BB-30 bottom bracket anchoring the frameset. Not only is weight saved by eliminating the cups, but the stiffness is quite simply sublime. With so much more surface area up for grabs to attach the down tube, seat tube and chainstays -- plus room for a stout 30mm bottom bracket spindle -- deflection from all those watts you're producing is just not a worry. But don't let all this talk about stiffness worry you about comfort, because the wonders of carbon are evident in the stays which are shaped to further reduce road vibration. With so much awesomeness going on with the frame, this featherweight filly deserves -- and most assuredly receives -- a component package to match. Gram for gram, dollar for dollar, you'd be hard-pressed to find a finer choice than Shimano Ultegra 6800 11-speed and we've spec'd plenty of it: shift/brake levers, crankset, front derailleur, rear derailleur, and cassette. The shifting is just perfect while the compact 50/34T crankset ensures you can both tame any climb as well as contest rip roaring county line sprints. You'll be blown away by how well this stuff works as so much functionality, precision, and reliability has trickled down from big brother Dura-Ace that Ultegra is a tour de force in its own right. Look closely at the pro peloton and you'll see ballers on budgets winning big-time races on Ultegra 11-speed equipped rigs. Shimano also cranks out remarkable wheels and the RS11s are a paragon of versatility. Their 24mm-deep aluminum rims strike a balance between aerodynamics and handling while stainless steel bladed spokes, 16 front and 20 rear, will slice through the wind with aplomb. But these hoops aren't just for race day as they're sturdy and reliable enough to put through the paces day-in and day-out. There's no skimping regarding rubber, too, as folding Hutchinson Equinox 2 tires are a true all-around, all-weather performer with dual compound treads and a compliant, resilient casing. It's only appropriate that a bike begging to be pushed to the limits has a plethora of Full Speed Ahead parts throughout. The renowned manufacture of high-end aluminum goodness is the perfect choice for the handlebars, stem, brakes, bottom bracket, and seatpost. FSA's Omega compact bars are ergonomic wonders that are double butted for strength while the cold forged

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EC90 Setback Seatpost One Color, 350/30.9

Light isn't good enough anymore. While the Easton EC90 Setback Seatpost is certainly one of the lightest posts on the market, it's also designed to last. To be direct, it's designed to be both tough and light. Increasing the toughness doesn't begin with overbuilding it but instead, recognizing the enemy of longevity -- impatient bike mechanics (you or your local shop rat). It happens when someone slams a seatpost clamp shut rather than taking the time to back off the fine-adjust nut on the opposite side of the clamp lever. When you overzealously clamp a carbon seatpost, you risk overloading the "pinch" zone at the back of the post, where the seat tube is cut to allow it to flex and clamp the seatpost. Too much clamp force narrows the focus of the clamp on this one area. To avoid any possibility of mashing your EC90 Carbon Seatpost, Easton came up with what it calls Relief Area Design, RAD for short, and you'll see it deployed on the brand's seatposts as well as steerer tubes on their forks. RAD works by simply eliminating material at the zone where that imbalanced force would normally pinch (this is the flat edge you see on the back of the seatpost). This helps to spread the clamping load more broadly across the circumference of the tube. Easton's EC90 carbon is of course their top grade, and the material is even used on both the upper and lower plates of the clamp assembly where it attaches to the seat rails. While "full carbon" posts are increasingly common, Easton uses a very stable, two-bolt clamp design that echos one of the most venerable posts ever made, the Thomson. Both rely on long clamp zones and highly adjustable through-bolts. The Easton EC90 Setback Seatpost has a uni-directional Matte Carbon finish. It is 350mm in length and comes in 27. 2, 30. 9, and 31. 6mm diameters.

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LEV Ti Dropper Seatpost 30.9mm, 335mm/100mm travel

Nothing adds to a great XC ride like having to stop every 200 yards and adjust your seatpost, which is why adding the KS LEV Ti Dropper Seatpost to your whip is probably not that great of an idea. If, however, you prefer to milk the flowy goodness of a long ride replete with climbs, descents, and techy sections, the LEV Ti is worth checking out. KS is already well known as the makers of the best droppers on the market, and the LEV Ti embodies what KS does so well. The titanium clamp bolts, carbon lower clamp, and carbon remote lever help you ditch a few grams, and the PowerCordz cable is 75% lighter than a classic stainless steel line while serving up superior durability. Aluminum comprises the rest of the LEV, which keeps things bombproof while not making them unnecessarily burly. Like any good dropper, the LEV makes its money with adjustability, but it doesn't just stop with height. You can set up the cable junction in any direction, which means it can work smoothly with any cable-routing setup, eliminating twisting, bunching, and general messiness. It also connects on the lower, stationary half of the post, so you can cut your cable to precisely the right length instead of having to leave extra to accommodate the movement of the post. That's what we call a dropper.

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LEV Ti Dropper Seatpost 30.9mm, 435mm/150mm travel

Nothing adds to a great XC ride like having to stop every 200 yards and adjust your seatpost, which is why adding the KS LEV Ti Dropper Seatpost to your whip is probably not that great of an idea. If, however, you prefer to milk the flowy goodness of a long ride replete with climbs, descents, and techy sections, the LEV Ti is worth checking out. KS is already well known as the makers of the best droppers on the market, and the LEV Ti embodies what KS does so well. The titanium clamp bolts, carbon lower clamp, and carbon remote lever help you ditch a few grams, and the PowerCordz cable is 75% lighter than a classic stainless steel line while serving up superior durability. Aluminum comprises the rest of the LEV, which keeps things bombproof while not making them unnecessarily burly. Like any good dropper, the LEV makes its money with adjustability, but it doesn't just stop with height. You can set up the cable junction in any direction, which means it can work smoothly with any cable-routing setup, eliminating twisting, bunching, and general messiness. It also connects on the lower, stationary half of the post, so you can cut your cable to precisely the right length instead of having to leave extra to accommodate the movement of the post. That's what we call a dropper.

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Elite Seatpost Black, 30.9/367mm

A stupendously high-quality non-setback seatpost that sets the standard for saddle adjustability and overall precision. The post and cradle are machined from one piece of 7000-series aluminum. Uses a 2-bolt design that allows you to nose your saddle up or down through adjustments to the bolts. 41mm seat rail grip. At 180g it rivals the lightness of carbon posts that cost twice as much.

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EC90 Setback Seatpost One Color, 350/30.9

Light isn't good enough anymore. While the Easton EC90 Setback Seatpost is certainly one of the lightest posts on the market, it's also designed to last. To be direct, it's designed to be both tough and light. Increasing the toughness doesn't begin with overbuilding it but instead, recognizing the enemy of longevity -- impatient bike mechanics (you or your local shop rat). It happens when someone slams a seatpost clamp shut rather than taking the time to back off the fine-adjust nut on the opposite side of the clamp lever. When you overzealously clamp a carbon seatpost, you risk overloading the "pinch" zone at the back of the post, where the seat tube is cut to allow it to flex and clamp the seatpost. Too much clamp force narrows the focus of the clamp on this one area. To avoid any possibility of mashing your EC90 Carbon Seatpost, Easton came up with what it calls Relief Area Design, RAD for short, and you'll see it deployed on the brand's seatposts as well as steerer tubes on their forks. RAD works by simply eliminating material at the zone where that imbalanced force would normally pinch (this is the flat edge you see on the back of the seatpost). This helps to spread the clamping load more broadly across the circumference of the tube. Easton's EC90 carbon is of course their top grade, and the material is even used on both the upper and lower plates of the clamp assembly where it attaches to the seat rails. While "full carbon" posts are increasingly common, Easton uses a very stable, two-bolt clamp design that echos one of the most venerable posts ever made, the Thomson. Both rely on long clamp zones and highly adjustable through-bolts. The Easton EC90 Setback Seatpost has a uni-directional Matte Carbon finish. It is 350mm in length and comes in 27. 2, 30. 9, and 31. 6mm diameters.

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Single-Speed Cyclocross Bike

Nashbar Single-Speed Cyclocross Bike. Finally a single-speed version of one of Nashbar's cyclocross bike that will help you dish out generous servings of your chro-mo mojo to the competition. The Nashbar Single-Speed Cyclocross Bike has an abuse-proof chromoly frame and fork at its heart and soul. And while this steel beauty may pack more grams than its more svelte aluminum and carbon fiber brethren, what it truly inspires is confidence -- confidence in the handling, confidence in ride quality, and the confidence that when you hit the deck (and if you're doing 'cross right that fact is inevitable) your steel rig will still be in one piece and ready to rumble when you pick yourself up. The amount of punishment this frameset can withstand is simply astounding. While some 'cross bikes take the super purist route and provide no water bottle cage braze-ons, we, on the other hand, believe differently. 'Cross bikes are the true all-arounders of the cycling world and just because it may not be de rigueur for world-class racing steads to have their thoroughbred lines blighted with braze-ons this steel stallion is intended to be ridden, and ridden a lot, in non-racing environs. And you know what? You're going to get thirsty. So we highly recommend slapping a cage on and heading out for all kinds of adventure. Come race day, just take that cage off (if you even so desire) and you're good to go. Component-wise, feast your eyes on the slew of lightweight aluminum goodies that make this rig such an extraordinary value. Being a single-speed, though, there's not that much actually there -- these are the ultimate in simplicity after all -- but you'll find the aluminum crankset, and its 46T chainring, to be a super clean, reliable selection. The aluminum bars, stem and seatpost are all workman-like, too, in their utter reliability, simplicity, and durability. In the vein of simplicity and reliability, nothing beats a solid pair of cantilever brakes to modulate your speed and these Tektro gems will treat you right. There's ample clearance to keep your wheels spinning freely in slime and grime and there's no annoying mushiness at all when you pull the levers -- just crisp, firm action. Swapping out pads is a snap, too, with their cartridge holders. Alex alloy rims are nigh indestructible and the Kenda Small Block Eight 'cross tires are an awesome option for those with speed on the brain. Optimized for fast acceleration and hard-pack surfaces, they just rip it up when you apply power to the pedals as if you've got a small block V8 for legs. Have we mentioned what a versatile all-arounder the Nashbar Single-Speed Cyclocross Bike is? As is you've got the goods to duke it out for podium honors on the 'cross course or simply head off-road for adventure and hijinks. Not one to be pigeonholed, however, this bike also makes a head-turning city or commuter bike as well--just sticker it up, maybe swap out the knobs for fatty slicks, and start assaulting the urban scape. But n

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Air 9 Carbon - 2014 Hi Ho Silver, S

It's astounding that Niner continues to refine its longstanding AIR 9 Carbon Mountain Bike Frame, but there's no denying that the latest version is the best yet. It borrows both geometry and form from the race-oriented AIR 9 RDO, and while it's not quite as light, it's slightly more robust as a result. That makes it perfect for larger, more powerful riders, or just those who push their 29er hardtails hard on a regular basis, and still appreciate a race-capable machine that eats up miles of singletrack. The AIR 9 Carbon borrows heavily from Niner's AIR 9 RDO race rocket. At the core of every Niner frame is extensive computer-based finite element analysis, and here it's used to develop a high modulus carbon fiber structure with optimized weaves, layups, and tube shapes. The weight saving measures haven't been taken quite as far as the featherweight RDO, but the AIR 9 Carbon is still adequately svelte. The swooping lines aren't chosen for aesthetics, rather they're designed to minimize chatter and guide impact forces to the stronger parts of the frame. Chain torque goes directly to the rear wheel via the oversized PF30 bottom bracket shell and shapely chainstays, while trail vibrations are damped by the swooping seatstays. Niner ties the bottom bracket to the precision-enhancing tapered head tube via a large down tube to ensure the frame tracks true and responds to every input. Niner recommends an 80 to 100mm suspension fork, or a rigid unit with a 470mm axle to crown length and 45mm offset. Unsurprisingly, their award-winning carbon fork shares those exact dimensions. Titanium plates are incorporated gracefully into the frame to protect against chain drop and chain suck. The tapered head tube comes equipped with a Cane Creek IS42/28. 6|IS52/40 integrated (Campy style) headset. You'll need a 31. 6mm seatpost and a 35mm seat clamp. The rear triangle offers clearance for tires up to 2. 4 inches, although there are variances across tire manufacturers, so some of the ...

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Highball Carbon S Complete Mountain Bike 27.5in - 2015 Matte Carbon/Red, L

Since Santa Cruz is renowned for obsessive R&D that continually pushes the industry standard into the future, it may seem strange that the 2015 "innovation" that many of us are most excited about is something of a step back. For the 27. 5-inch Highball Carbon S Complete Mountain Bike, Santa Cruz lays-up the frame with a lower modulus of carbon than that used in the "pro" models. This requires more material to achieve the same stiffness and durability, which brings the weight up by a claimed 280 grams while bringing the price down to a self-sponsored level -- a balancing act that immediately catapulted the Highball Carbon S up the charts at Competitive. It may not be the future of the World Cup champions, but it's certainly the future for those of us more interested in the ride than the scale. The California manufacturer still brings its meticulous construction practices to bear on the slightly heavier chassis, using a single layup instead of a jigsaw puzzle of individually-cured carbon tubes. This allows Santa Cruz to wrap the fibers continuously around structurally important junctures like the head tube and bottom bracket, strengthening the frame, dissipating the force from impacts, and more efficiently channeling pedal input. Translated into trail talk, this means it hits the bricks when you stomp the pedals, dampens high-speed chatter, and holds lines like a cat on carpet -- all with a low-weight that makes any full-suspension bike look like a bloated gravity machine that only sees inclines from the chair lift. The Highball 27. 5 does somewhat address the lack of rear suspension with a diminished seatpost, slimmed down to 27. 2 millimeters. While this doesn't quite equate to the square-edge hit capabilities of the Nomad or Bronson, it does help to eat up chatter that will otherwise accumulate over the course of a long ride. Santa Cruz justifies the choice of a 69 head tube angle by citing the all-mountain benefits of a trail-friendly rake combined with ...

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RDO Carbon Seatpost Green, 27.2

It will only take one ride on a Niner RDO Carbon Seatpost for you to feel the difference. Whether your ride a hardtail or a full-suspension bike, you'll notice less fatigue at the end of that ride thanks to what Niner calls the 'unstiff' carbon layup. Niner states that its monocoque design deflects up to twice as much as other leading carbon posts; in fact, it'll deflect 8. 2mm under a 50kg load. For comparison's sake, Niner's standard-issue carbon posts deflects 6. 3mm under the same load. Unlike other posts that use bonding to join disparate materials, the RDO (Race Day Optimized) post is molded into a single, structurally superior shaft. Niner varies wall thickness and the carbon weave to offer the strength needed, but tunes it to flex so as to allow the post to dampen fatiguing buzz. A simple-to-adjust, two-bolt clamp ensures you'll quickly dial in the perfect saddle position, and it features an alloy head for durability. The Niner RDO Carbon Seatpost is a zero-offset post and comes in 27. 2, 30. 9, and 31. 6mm diameters. The 30. 9 post is 370mm long, while the 27. 2 and 31. 6 posts are 400mm. The post comes with graphics that complement Niner's frames; Green, Moondust, Tangerine, and Red.

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Air 9 Carbon - 2014 Niner Orange, S

It's astounding that Niner continues to refine its longstanding AIR 9 Carbon Mountain Bike Frame, but there's no denying that the latest version is the best yet. It borrows both geometry and form from the race-oriented AIR 9 RDO, and while it's not quite as light, it's slightly more robust as a result. That makes it perfect for larger, more powerful riders, or just those who push their 29er hardtails hard on a regular basis, and still appreciate a race-capable machine that eats up miles of singletrack. The AIR 9 Carbon borrows heavily from Niner's AIR 9 RDO race rocket. At the core of every Niner frame is extensive computer-based finite element analysis, and here it's used to develop a high modulus carbon fiber structure with optimized weaves, layups, and tube shapes. The weight saving measures haven't been taken quite as far as the featherweight RDO, but the AIR 9 Carbon is still adequately svelte. The swooping lines aren't chosen for aesthetics, rather they're designed to minimize chatter and guide impact forces to the stronger parts of the frame. Chain torque goes directly to the rear wheel via the oversized PF30 bottom bracket shell and shapely chainstays, while trail vibrations are damped by the swooping seatstays. Niner ties the bottom bracket to the precision-enhancing tapered head tube via a large down tube to ensure the frame tracks true and responds to every input. Niner recommends an 80 to 100mm suspension fork, or a rigid unit with a 470mm axle to crown length and 45mm offset. Unsurprisingly, their award-winning carbon fork shares those exact dimensions. Titanium plates are incorporated gracefully into the frame to protect against chain drop and chain suck. The tapered head tube comes equipped with a Cane Creek IS42/28. 6|IS52/40 integrated (Campy style) headset. You'll need a 31. 6mm seatpost and a 35mm seat clamp. The rear triangle offers clearance for tires up to 2. 4 inches, although there are variances across tire manufacturers, so some of the ...

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Highball Carbon S Complete Mountain Bike 27.5in - 2015 Matte Carbon/Red, S

Since Santa Cruz is renowned for obsessive R&D that continually pushes the industry standard into the future, it may seem strange that the 2015 "innovation" that many of us are most excited about is something of a step back. For the 27. 5-inch Highball Carbon S Complete Mountain Bike, Santa Cruz lays-up the frame with a lower modulus of carbon than that used in the "pro" models. This requires more material to achieve the same stiffness and durability, which brings the weight up by a claimed 280 grams while bringing the price down to a self-sponsored level -- a balancing act that immediately catapulted the Highball Carbon S up the charts at Competitive. It may not be the future of the World Cup champions, but it's certainly the future for those of us more interested in the ride than the scale. The California manufacturer still brings its meticulous construction practices to bear on the slightly heavier chassis, using a single layup instead of a jigsaw puzzle of individually-cured carbon tubes. This allows Santa Cruz to wrap the fibers continuously around structurally important junctures like the head tube and bottom bracket, strengthening the frame, dissipating the force from impacts, and more efficiently channeling pedal input. Translated into trail talk, this means it hits the bricks when you stomp the pedals, dampens high-speed chatter, and holds lines like a cat on carpet -- all with a low-weight that makes any full-suspension bike look like a bloated gravity machine that only sees inclines from the chair lift. The Highball 27. 5 does somewhat address the lack of rear suspension with a diminished seatpost, slimmed down to 27. 2 millimeters. While this doesn't quite equate to the square-edge hit capabilities of the Nomad or Bronson, it does help to eat up chatter that will otherwise accumulate over the course of a long ride. Santa Cruz justifies the choice of a 69 head tube angle by citing the all-mountain benefits of a trail-friendly rake combined with ...

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Highball Carbon CC X01 Complete Mountain Bike 29in - 2015 Gloss Aqua, L

The one-by SRAM group at the heart of Santa Cruz's Highball Carbon CC X01 29er tells you everything you need to know about this bike's intended use. It's a race-oriented threshing machine that eliminates any chaff to harvest nothing but speed from a cross-country or trail course. The frame's carbon layup is a single piece instead of a jigsaw puzzle of individually-cured carbon tubes. This allows Santa Cruz to wrap the fibers continuously around structurally important junctures like the head tube and bottom bracket, strengthening the frame, dissipating the force from impacts and pedaling load, and allowing for comparable strength with less material. Translated into trail talk, this means it hits the bricks when you stomp on the pedals, dampens high-speed chatter, and holds lines like a cat on carpet -- all with a low-weight that makes any full-suspension bike look like a bloated downhill-only machine. The Highball does somewhat address the lack of rear suspension with a diminished seatpost, slimmed down to 27. 2 millimeters. While this doesn't quite equate to the square-edge hit capabilities of the Nomad or Bronson, it does help to eat up chatter that will otherwise accumulate over the course of a long ride. Up front, the 29-inch model has a sharper head tube angle than the Highball 27. 5 so it dances nimbly through switchbacks and technical sections. Although it has longer chainstays than the 27. 5 version, The Highball 29er actually has a shorter wheelbase, courtesy of that head tube angle, which contributes to the confident handling when quarters get tight. With the exception of a Race Face crank, the drivetrain comprises bits from SRAM's X1, X01, and XX1 lines for the optimal balance of weight, function, and price, while Shimano's meticulous expertise surfaces at the brakes in order to calm things down when the edge starts to get a little too ragged. Finally, the wheels also bear mentioning, bringing two familiar faces together with WTB rims laced to DT Swis...

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Elite Setback Seatpost Black, 30.9/367

You get 16mm of setback thanks to its bent shaft. Your minimum effective height is 80mm since you can't drop your post lower than the bend in the shaft. A stupendously high-quality setback seatpost that sets the standard for saddle adjustability and overall precision. The post and cradle are machined from one piece of 7000-series aluminum. Uses a 2-bolt design that allows you to nose your saddle up or down through adjustments to the bolts. 41mm seat rail grip. At 180g it rivals the lightness of carbon posts that cost twice as much.

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Aliante R1 Saddle - 7x9 Carbon Braided Rails White/White, One Size

If you're in the hunt for a new saddle type, then we can't recommend a better starting place for any rider and any application than the Fizik Aliante R1 Saddle with Carbon Braided Rails. It's been the sweetspot for so many cyclists from all rides of life that it may be both the beginning and the end of your quest for comfort. Plus, the incorporation of carbon fiber throughout its construction means that you can rest assured that it's as lightweight and durable as possible without making any concessions in comfort. The saddle's body sees a return of the TwinFlex foundation, which uses a stiff outline for support, with a more forgiving interior to provide cushion for your perineum. The R1's TwinFlex body is made from carbon-injected nylon to save weight compared to the R3, which uses glass fibers instead of carbon. In Fizik's Linnaean estimation of cyclists-as-animals, the Aliante is for bulls. Bulls are less flexible and rotate their pelvises forward when they ride, an adjustment that requires a saddle with a larger, deeper pocket -- but, truth be told, we know many cyclists who can touch their foreheads to their knees while stretching but still prefer the Aliante. The R1 also saves weight by using braided carbon fiber instead of Kium for the rails. The braiding provides a new level of strength against both the clamping force of your seatpost and the load the saddle bears when you take a load off. We've all had it happen to ourselves or a friend: halfway through a ride, you notice your posture has taken on a strange, tilted bounce owing to a broken rail. Not only is this embarrassing, but -- depending on the severity of the rail failure -- you may have a long ride out of the saddle to the nearest shop. (You can thank us later for not contracting "rail failure" to "railure.") The whole thing is capped off with a black microtex cover for equal parts longevity and style.

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Elite Seatpost Silver, 27.2/410mm

A stupendously high-quality non-setback seatpost that sets the standard for saddle adjustability and overall precision. The post and cradle are machined from one piece of 7000-series aluminum. Uses a 2-bolt design that allows you to nose your saddle up or down through adjustments to the bolts. 41mm seat rail grip. At 180g it rivals the lightness of carbon posts that cost twice as much.

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Grade Carbon Ultegra Complete Bike - 2015 Raw, 56cm

If you're looking to ride gravel, dirt, mud, and the tarmac without making any concession to off-road stability or on-the-road efficiency, then GT's Grade Carbon Ultegra Complete Bike will surprise you. The Triple Triangle, when mated with carbon, makes for a stable ride on gravel and a responsive rocket on the road. Add to this the latest iteration of Shimano, Stan's NoTubes, and DT Swiss components, and the Grade Carbon starts feeling less like a gravel bike and more like a pro machine. The iconic Triple Triangle design was first introduced 24 years ago and its simple effectiveness hasn't been surpassed to date. The sharper angle of the seatstay lets GT reinforce the stays, so they're more laterally stiff, and it also distributes road noise and bumps through the frame instead of just porting them straight up the seatpost. The seatstays are also thin, flattened, and slightly bowed to add a touch of bump-devouring compliance that the angled connection at which the chainstay meets the rear hub only contributes to. The geometry is designed for all-day endurance riding, with a slack head tube angle to keep you comfortable and in control without feeling overly twitchy. The head tube is also tapered, which makes for more stability on a fast descent and better power transfer when you're enjoying the Triple Triangle's snappy acceleration by hammering out of the saddle. The oversized down tube and bottom bracket also help eliminate lost watts, so you put more power into the dirt, gravel, or asphalt. Finally, GT's Dual Fiber Dynamic tech involves the incorporation of glass fibers inside the carbon for additional responsiveness. Since most manufacturers' pre-spec'd bikes seem to include proprietary wheels whose most admirable function is matching the paint scheme, it's rare for the wheels to overshadow the drivetrain. This also means that, when a manufacturer deviates from this formula, you know it means business. GT definitely means business. The rims are Stan's NoTub...

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Zero Offset Seatpost One Color, 30.9

Imagine if Robert Mangold and Eames teamed up to design a seatpost -- the result would look a great deal like the Enve Zero Setback Seatpost. Its sleek, minimal design hides a subtle sophistication that begs to be admired and needs to be mounted. Renowned for its accelerated advancements in carbon engineering, Enve has created the Golden Triangle of seatposts; stellar aesthetics, uncompromising rigidity, and superb vibration dampening. The Enve Zero Setback Seatpost is molded from one piece of carbon fiber. The streamlined design provides a stiff lightweight seatpost that's as suited to the dirt as it is for the road. The Zero Setback boasts an alarmingly low 190 gram weight (31. 6mm model), and a recessed single-bolt design that permits one-handed adjustments. The cradle provides plenty of room for fore, aft, and angular saddle adjustments. The Enve Zero Setback Seatpost is available in a 400mm length, and in four sizes from 27. 2mm to 34. 9mm. The Zero Setback is available in the color Black, and includes hardware for use with standard rails as well as oversized carbon rails. Every Zero Setback Seatpost is handmade in the USA.

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