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Carradice SQR

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by chorlton, 3 Sep 2007.

  1. chorlton

    chorlton New Member

    Location:
    Middlesbrough
    I am considering purchasing a SQR Slim but am unsure whether or not my bike's seatpost will be suitable. I have a Specialized Sirrus Elite 2007 with 27.2mm carbon fiber seatpost. Will this be suitable or would you recommend using an aluminium seatpost? I would be using the bag to transport work clothes and lunch to work each day.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Star_Rover

    Star_Rover New Member

    Location:
    Hackbridge
    I think it's generally not recommended to use the SQR with a carbon seatpost. Some may disagree.
    Maybe you could try the bagman support with saddlebag of equivalent size to the sqr slim?
     
  3. starseven

    starseven Guest

    Hi

    Before you spend on a new seatpost , I would pop the original one out of the frame and look inside the tube. It could be an aluminium post with a carbon fibre wrap.

    If it is Im sure it will be fine .

    100% carbon may well be ok anyway, they are strong.
     
  4. skwerl

    skwerl New Member

    Location:
    London
    it's worth asking if the SQR will be suitable at all.

    I tried one once and immediately hated it. It sat the weight to high up and ruined the bike's handling. Unfortunately the only way to discover this was to buy the rack and bag then sell on eBay! Someone got a bargain

    A regular rack and pannier may be better??
     
  5. wakemalcolm

    wakemalcolm New Member

    Location:
    Ratho
    Am surprised to hear that. I sit much higher than the SQR and I don't tend to find myself ruining the bike's handling (my technique alone can do that).

    One thing that I do like about it is that most of the weight is directly above the rear wheel so there's not too much moment.

    Horses for courses, I suppose.
     
  6. GrahamG

    GrahamG Über Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    My problem was a little more straightforward - couldn't get it in a position where the backs of my thighs didn't hit it!
     
  7. tomb1960

    tomb1960 New Member

    Location:
    Birmingham
    Have you tried asking Carradice direct, I have always found them incredibly helpful.