seatpost clamp for carbon?
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  1. #1
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    seatpost clamp for carbon?

    Do I need angled seatclamp (where ends join) to protect carbon seatpost? I think I have used non-angled without problem. Is there a big difference in damage to the carbon seatpost?

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    Is there a slot in the seat tube of the frame to facilitate clamping of the seat post? Some frame manufacturers specify that the slot in the clamp be positioned 180 degrees from the slot in the tube to help prevent crushing carbon seatposts. If this is the case, then angled or straight shouldn't matter.

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    Be sure and use carbon paste when you install the seatpost (not grease), and don't over tighten. Stick with about 6nm of force and you should be fine no matter the clamping device.

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