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Cyrano is de Fizik-lijn van onderdelen voor stuur, stuurpennen en zadelpennen, die - in combinatie met elkaar - elke rijder een optimale fietsergonomie bieden. De zadelbevestiging en het draaipunt zijn geoptimaliseerd en bieden dezelfde ondersteuning en prestaties door het volledige scala aan mogelijke hoekposities. De duimschroef maakt het mogelijk om het microniveau aan te passen.
If you've got this far you're undoubtedly familiar with Fizik's 'spine concept'. In their terms, I'm a 'bull' and have been delighted with the Cyrano R3 handlebar and matching stem. I decided to complete the set by purchasing the matching R3 seatpost. The seatpost is best described as stylish but understated with a discreet logo -- classy on a classic or contemporary road bike alike. The silicon collar is a matter of taste, but I find it makes a nice alternative to electrician's tape to mark the correct saddle height.
But, performance was another matter. I mounted the seat post correctly, with a light layer of grease on all contact points (seat tube, saddle rails, bolt etc.) and tightened with a torque wrench to the correct 8nm setting. Setting it up was really easy due to the adjustment wheel at the front. When riding the saddle creaked incessantly, to the extent that it ruined several rides. I disassembled the saddle/seat post and when reassembling noticed that the rear bolt was showing signs of rounding. This really surprised me, having only tightened and undone it once with a newish torque wrench tip. It turns out there are frequent complaints on many forums about this problem. I am not sure if the same M4 soft metal bolt is used across the R seat post range and, if so, this would rather defeat the point of engineering products for specific types of riders. My solution was to buy a replacement M6x1x300mm bolt -- the result, silent bike! Fizik will probably not recommend people putting non OEM bolts into their products but, looking at how soft the metal is in the original bolt, I actually feel reassured with a new, stronger bolt (if you want, you can purchase a new original bolt, in the same awful soft metal, for 20 EUR!!!). So, if you're considering buying the saddle post, do yourself a favour and pick up a new bolt when you're next in your local hardware store and you've got yourself a great seat post. Fizik have a good reputation for listening to their customers and I hope that they correct this flaw in what is otherwise a great product.