Nashbar Carbon SB 350mm Seatpost

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Nashbar Carbon SB 350mm Seatpost
Lighten up your prized ride without lightening your wallet courtesy of the Nashbar Carbon SB Seatpost. And not only does the carbon fiber post and its forged aluminum, low-profile clamp do wonders to shave grams, you'll delight in how easy it will be to precisely position your saddle. The Nashbar Carbon SB features a two-bolt, micro-adjust clamp that's perfectly designed for minute adjustments. The front bolt rotates to dial in the angle and once that's set the rear bolt tightens to lock the saddle in place. The post's 350mm length works well with compact frame geometry on road or mountain bikes while the high gloss finish adds a serious touch of class to any bike's aesthetics.
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  • Carbon fiber construction shaves precious grams
  • Micro-adjust clamp system makes it easy to perfectly position the saddle
  • Low-profile, forged aluminum clamp is strong and light
  • Seatpost design provides 20mm of set back
  • High gloss UD finish is a stunner
  • 350mm length is perfect for modern compact geometry frames
  • Nashbar logo and graduation marks on the back
Nashbar Carbon SB 350mm Seatpost
  • WEIGHT 245g (31.6mm)
  • MATERIAL Carbon fiber post, forged aluminum clamp
  • DIAMETER 27.2mm, 31.6mm
  • LENGTH 350mm
  • OFFSET 20mm
  • Rating 4.5

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Nashbar Carbon SB 350mm Seatpost
 
4.4

(based on 21 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (16)
  • Durable (7)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Road biking (15)
  • Mountain biking (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (16), Casual/ recreational (3)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed oriented (15), Comfort oriented (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (20)

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4.0

Good for my mountain bike

By azcycledad

from Prescott

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about Nashbar Carbon SB 350mm Seatpost:

      I substituted the alloy post on my new bike. Although it was a upgrade the adjuster is a little odd. There a tightening screw and an adjusting screw. The adjusting screw points up under the saddle. My saddle is a Nashbar FR-1. It has a large center slot in it. The adjusting screw points right up into that slot. I havent had a problem of it poking my bottom but it's close to doing so. Also, know that if you install it in a carbon frame because if has a glossy finish, it my slip down. I bought a double post clamp to prevent that.

      • Cycling Style:
      • Speed Oriented
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      smoothes out the vibrations

      By zum zum squeek

      from florida

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Biking

        Comments about Nashbar Carbon SB 350mm Seatpost:

        good value. easy to fit seems strong

        • Cycling Style:
        • Speed Oriented
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        3.0

        Nice post, but Loctite causes problem with install

        By Tribot

        from Michigan

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Road Biking

        Comments about Nashbar Carbon SB 350mm Seatpost:

        First a disclaimer, I have not actually ridden on it yet (it's snowing), but wanted to write this review while the installation was still fresh in my mind. It's a beautiful looking post, glossy charcoal color, no visible weave pattern. Looks great on my Nashbar carbon 105 bike (which I love). The problem is trying to install the post with the factory applied loctite on the bolts. If you don't know, loctite is a compound, usually blue or red, applied to threads to keep them from unintentionally unscrewing. It does increase the torque required to tighten the bolt. This is not a problem when using a wrench, but one of these bolts is designed only to be thumb tightened. That is the problem, due to the loctite you cannot turn the bolt with your fingers. I had to apply WD40 on the threads in order to be able to finger tighten it, probably rendering the loctite useless with regard to intended purpose. I read all of the reviews prior to purchase and did not see any mention of the loctite issue, so perhaps the loctite is a new addition. Otherwise, everyone would have been complaining. The post I replaced uses two allen bolts which is a much nicer setup. Also, I think this would be a difficult setup to try to adjust at a stop during a ride. I was doing it on my work bench and it was still tough. Hopefully it's dialed in and won't need further adjustment. When doing the install, I removed the old seatpost with saddle attached and traced the entire thing on a large piece of paper to be used as a template in to hopefully exactly duplicate the geometry. Tip, use carbon assembly compound, not bike grease, for the install.

        • Cycling Style:
        • Speed Oriented
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Nice carbon seatpost

        By Ash

        from Casper,WY

        About Me Avid Cyclist

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Biking

          Comments about Nashbar Carbon SB 350mm Seatpost:

          I purchased this seat post to use on my Meek 3.0DS bike I received for Christmas. I read reviews on the bike and it was suggested to go with a carbon seatpost. It doesn't seem much lighter than the aluminum one that came with the bike but it does absorb road vibrations better. It seems to be very well built and for the price I don't think you can go wrong.

          • Cycling Style:
          • Comfort Oriented
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Silly install decent product yet to test ride

          By mtt

          from 2587

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking

            Comments about Nashbar Carbon SB 350mm Seatpost:

            used this once and found i was above horizontal (tilted upwards) the front bolt mentioned before was not recommended to be used by CS(thumb-wheel)
            the proper way to install this post horizontally is to tighten the front bolt enough so that you cannot inset your rails with the lower retainer in place.
            Then take out the bottom piece put your saddle in and wedge the lower in to sandwich the rails
            this ensures you will haea a horizontal saddle
            no other way that i am aware of (unless you have a ergo seat with cutouts. The front bolt points upwards into the seat?

            • Cycling Style:
            • Comfort Oriented
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Decent replacement

            By N'Easter

            from New York, NY

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting/City
              • Road Biking

              Comments about Nashbar Carbon SB 350mm Seatpost:

              Works as a carbon fiber seatpost should. Just be super careful if you opt to cut it down a bit if you think the additional "weight" slows you down. Not a suggestion, but people have been known to do so.

              • Cycling Style:
              • Comfort Oriented
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              My Trek loves this seatpost

              By Trails up

              from Clearwaer Florida

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Nashbar Carbon SB 350mm Seatpost:

                  Seems well made. I really like the seat clamp style and grabbing strength. So far so good.

                  • Cycling Style:
                  • Speed Oriented
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Good product

                  By Commuter

                  from Steamboat springs, CO

                  About Me Commuter

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Solid

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Nashbar Carbon SB 350mm Seatpost:

                      2nd one I've bought, like any good product, I don't think about it after installation

                      • Cycling Style:
                      • Speed Oriented
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Good Post, Adjustment Problematic

                      By Tim

                      from Cary, NC

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Biking

                        Comments about Nashbar Carbon SB 350mm Seatpost:

                        This seat post was a replacement of the original that came on my 2007 Raleigh Cadent Carbon. There was nothing wrong with the original, but by making the swap I went from 306g to 241g for the seatpost and was part of larger effort to upgrade my bike's drivetrain. The only issue I experienced was trying get my saddle installed. I was working with the post and saddle before I installed it in the bike frame and this may have been some of the problem. The mounting bracket has one bolt to clamp the saddle rails and another bolt with a thumbwheel on it that is used to adjust the seat angle. The problem for me was not realizing that the thumbwheel to adjust the seat angle can't turn when the other bolt is any tension on it. Having to loosen the main bolt to complete saddle angle adjustments makes getting the angle exact a bit of a hit and miss project.

                        So far riding with the new post has been uneventful and I don't have any reason to think that will change.

                        • Cycling Style:
                        • Comfort Oriented
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        Awesome Carbon Post!!!

                        By TROT SAUCE

                        from Dayton, NV

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Road Biking

                          Comments about Nashbar Carbon SB 350mm Seatpost:

                          This is a great seat post. I weight 240 pounds, and sometimes carry a 10 pound back pack with me on my commutes. This seat post is extremely sturdy and doesn't move at all. I have put about 220 miles on it so far and it has not slid a millimeter. Don't pay more for a name brand, buy this Nashbar seat post, it is amazing, durable, light, strong, sturdy, reliable and everything a seat post needs to be!!!!

                          • Cycling Style:
                          • Speed Oriented
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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