Subject: RE: Fast Forward Seatpost - Is it necessary?
I know this is an old thread but thought i would update it with my experience.
KenD and Kido explained it best technically.
It is necessary if you want to take full advantage of clip on aero bars. I put the carbon profiile design FFSeatpost on my carbon Scattante and it made a huge difference in comfort and power. Before i would alternate between the drops, shifters and aero bars because i just couldnt ride in aero as long as i wanted to, now i can ride in aero position as long as i need and is actually more comfy than the shifters or drops but that may be because i have a tri set up and lowered the stem a few rings. i would recommend a FFSeatpost to anyone using aero bars on a road bike.
Also the comment about it shifting the balance and it having a negative effect is laughable. The act of riding in aero position is already shifting weight forward so moving your seat forward 5 degree is not going to make a bit of difference, if anything your balancing the weight distribution because generally speaking most of the weight is toward the rear of the bike. Ever notice if you stand on your bike you coast faster and further than when sitting upright.Edited by cantu4of10 2012-05-25 10:23 PM
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