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    Seatpost: Syntace P6 carbon or Ritchey wcs alu

    Hi.

    Last component for my new marathon bike (c'dale six).

    Should i choose the Syntace P6 (2009/2010 model, 148 euro discount > 75 euro) full carbon shaft 200/220 gr. or should i go for the Ritchey wcs one bolt (2012, 55 euro) alu.

    My six has carbon seatstays and the rest of the frame is alu. The cockpit will be a Ritchey wcs stem/bar in wet black. Carbon would give a little bit more flex and comfort, while the WCS is bombproof.

    I know the syntace is excellent. The WCS should be fine also and matches with the stem/bar.



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    Match your stem/bar, get the wcs.

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    yes match the cockpit with WCS

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    Your both right. Damn, i'm bad in making final decisions.

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    Do you want setback or not? The P6 has none, the WSC has 20mm (I think). As with all other things, fit is most important.

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    The P6 is constructed to be a zero and 20cm setback in one : info at syntace.de.
    But i alrady decided to go for the Ritchey WCS one bolt 2012 with setback.

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    The one bolt adjustment on the WCS is very nice, and it will match your bars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Otje View Post
    The P6 is constructed to be a zero and 20cm setback in one : info at syntace.de.
    But i alrady decided to go for the Ritchey WCS one bolt 2012 with setback.
    Good call, they are both great posts and once set you will rarely be adjusting them and I'm sure you will not feel any difference between them. However, you will be looking at your bike every time you grab it and the matched gear will warm your heart!

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    I've heard good things about the Ritchey posts, but I've also heard the Syntace is the ****. I wanted one in gold for a while.

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    Syntace stuff is really top notch gear I use it on my two MTB's, that said when you are comparing items like seat posts all at the very top level, once you are happy with function, aesthetics do come into play in a big way.
    I don't believe there is any practical difference between the two so I would always be included to match parts just like group sets.

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    I've been thinking about a Syntace p6. I e-mailed Syntaces's tech dept., but while I'm waiting for a reply, could somebody quantify the amount of setback? If it could do 20mm, I'd be content with that.

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