X-TAS-Y Seatpost 2003

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2 Reviews

Brand: X-TAS-Y
Category: Seatposts

Description: 400mm | 25.4 - 31.8mm | black/silver sandblasted | 330g(27.2mm) | | Price : Euro 18.80

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" Seems strong, but a bit on the heavy side "


Overall Rating
Reviewed on: 21st Nov 2003 from Singapore

The Review
It looks strong, and it probably is. Looks good enough for FR even. Personally, I feel that strength in seatposts is really important; if they fail they end up failing catastrophically.

The 2-bolt microadjust clamp provides good adjustability, not like the typical friction clamping(only lets you adjust in notched steps).

The black sandblasted finish is also something to drool at. Yummy.

The only weakness, is that it's weight is a little on the heavy side, it being heavier than a plain lower-end 2-piece one I saw. But really, I'd pick this over the lower-end one any day of the week, just for its strength.

Even though it's a bit porky, it's still slightly lighter than the stock seatpost I used, even though that the stock one was 100mm shorter. YMMV.

Strengths
Strength:
Thickened at front and back
One-piece construction (low-end ones have the clamp welded to the tube, many seatposts fail at that part)

Finish:
Black sandblasted... cool
Ruler thingie to let you remember your seatpost adjustment

Clamp:
2-bolt microadjust

Value-for-money:
Good

Weaknesses
Weight:
330g as stated on website (weighing scale says 305g)

Duration of product used
Less than 1 month

Bike Setup
GT Avalanche 2.0 2004! Scott stem, this seatpost, the rest stock. http://productcatalog.gtmountainbikes.com/catalog/intbikes.php?id=81

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" Cheap N Goooood ") "


Overall Rating
Reviewed on: 15th Oct 2003 from Singapore

The Review
hhhhmmmm.... get it if ya budget is <40.. but i think it's possible to go as low as 30..

Strengths
erm... strong ")

the cross section shows a ovel hold, so there are added material at the front and end of the post(for added str. i think)

Weaknesses
erm... have try long enough to see if there is ani.. but it's holding up...

sandblasted is nice to touch... but easy to stratch...

Duration of product used
Less than 1 month

Bike Setup
Cheapo bike... but i love it ")

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erm.. None... haha...
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