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...over a regular metal post (vibration absorption, etc.), or are they just cosmetically pleasing?

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Tony Farrelly [2871 posts] 7 years ago
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The latter I'd say.

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DaSy [704 posts] 7 years ago
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My experience has been that they are inferior to an item made solely of either one of the materials.

As the wrap is so thin, it often cracks easily.

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dave atkinson [6262 posts] 7 years ago
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the only carbon/alu combination thing i've used recently that's been any good (apart from a frame) are shimano's rs80 wheels which do offer a very good mix of stiffness and vibration damping. but only because the aluminium is thin enough for the carbon to have an effect on the material properties of the rim.

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Jon Burrage [998 posts] 7 years ago
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They look better for sure but thats the only benefit I can see in having a wrapped seatpost or stem of whatever. I would say its better to make a good quality product out of one material than to try and make a nice looking product out of two.

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sponging-machine [90 posts] 7 years ago
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That's decided then. Cheers everyone.