Even though I bought my Ritchey Pro Carbon Seat-post at a 'brick and mortar' store, I feel that this item should be reviewed online to help others in deciding whether or not they should buy it. My Ritchey seat-post is mounted on a 2010 Specialized Tri-Cross frame with very nice components, wheels, and tires. I bought the bike used and, after a couple of rides, found that the bike top tube was a bit short (I have long torso). I increased the handlebar stem length and pushed back the seat as far as I could with some success. However, I still felt that I was cramped between the seat and handlebars. The original seat-post was a zero mm setback type which is why I bought the Ritchey Carbon Pro seat-post with a 25mm setback. I feel much more comfortable on my bike now. The Ritchey Carbon Pro is a nice looking post and Ritchey spent some time ensuring that the 2-bolt clamping assembly fits well with the carbon tube. This is a full carbon tube and not carbon fiber rapped around an alloy tube. I like the seat-post and I would recommend it to anyone using their bike for commuting and/or training. If you're a fanatic about bike weight, this is probably not the seat-post for you. You may want to look at shorter posts (250mm lengths) with a single bolt saddle attachment. That is an amazing concept, you get to pay more for less. Thanks for reading this review!!
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