American Classic One-Piece Post Seatpost

2.6/5 (5 Reviews)
Weight : 298 grams (28.6mm) MSRP : $69.95

Product Description

  • Silver or Black
  • 350mm & 425mm
  • 25.0, 26.4, 26.6, 26.8, 27.0, 27.2, 27.4, 28.6, 29.4, 29.6, 29.8, 30.2, 31.6, 31.8mm

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    Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Hollis a Cross Country Rider from Nashville

    Date Reviewed: April 5, 2009

    Strengths:    looks nice

    Weaknesses:    weak clamp design

    Bottom Line:   
    Its too weak for a mtn bike, might be ok for a road bike.
    I'm only 165lbs & this post squeaked & squeaked & squeaked.
    I practically dipped it in lube & it still squeaked.
    The clamp does not have enough surface area to be effective.
    Its also a bit fidgety to adjust the seat angle as well.

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    Favorite Trail:   Hamilton Creek

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Purchased At:   eBay

    Similar Products Used:   Ritchy, Kore, RaceFace

    Bike Setup:   Giant Reign

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Tom a Cross Country Rider from Waterloo, IA, USA

    Date Reviewed: November 14, 2003

    Strengths:    Ease of adjustment.
    Beauty of post.

    Weaknesses:    Adjusting piece (for lack of technical terminology) should have been CNC, instead of die cast.

    Bottom Line:   
    This is the best seatpost I have used. Albeit, it was purple when I got it...30 minutes with Easy-Off and it is now the natural color. Maybe the other reviewers got some poorly made new style or something, but this 7 year old post has been as flawless as the Bontrager itself. This being noted with the fact that the previous owner was 250# +, and I am right at 200#. My brother at 240# bent a Control Tech (with the in-line I-beam) seatpost on two rides. I believe that the rider's behavior on the bike is totally relavent to the integrity of a seat post, and thus far, I have had NO problems at all with this post. Plus, it is simple as pie to adjust.

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    Favorite Trail:   Ulrich & Sugarbottom

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Purchased At:   Came on bike

    Similar Products Used:   Ritchey, Kalloy (one of the strongest actually), Titec

    Bike Setup:   Bontrager Race, Caramba cranks, Mavic/Hugi wheels, Six Deluxe/Skareb fork, 1X8 gearing, Paul brakes, this seatpost.

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Mikko Järvinen a Cross Country Rider from Finland

    Date Reviewed: October 3, 2001

    Strengths:    Cheap.

    Weaknesses:    Does not work. The small screw with 3mm hex does not stay solid at all. I tried with Locktite also.

    Bottom Line:   
    The worse MTB product I have bought during recent years. Anyway my mistake. I should have learned years ago that nothing cost efficient or cheap is proper. You always need to buy the most expensive product you can find, especially if you are poor like me :) I'll go for Roox or Easton as soon as I get some money together again. I had been planning on AC hubs also because they are light weight but you bet I will not do that after this experience!

    Dont by this product to save your nerves!

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    Favorite Trail:   -

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $30.00

    Purchased At:   Not relevant

    Similar Products Used:   Ritchey, etc. other rather low cost posts.

    Bike Setup:   -

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Erik a Racer from , CORRECTING THE BELOW

    Date Reviewed: July 27, 2001

    Bottom Line:   

    The seatpost clamp is lousy, the shafts are soft and gouge, the shaft will bend easily and it's far below the quality of other American Classic products.

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    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Erik a Racer from San Diego

    Date Reviewed: July 24, 2001

    Strengths:    Price, appearance

    Weaknesses:    Soft aluminum, seat clamp/angle adjustment mechanism

    Bottom Line:   
    This review is of the clearcoat/uncolored American Classic seatpost, and it could not be more negative. The post is soft and quickly gouged, the seat clamp mechanism uses a "screwjack" for adjustment and tension --a real PITA-- and the post bent after moderate use by a 115lb rider (this is my wife's bike, I'm just the hapless wrench that had to deal with this piece of junk).

    We'd had good luck and satisfaction with other American Classic products, but this one is a dead bang loser. Find a different seatpost.

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    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Similar Products Used:   Ringle, Moots, Wellgo,

    Bike Setup:   M2 Hardtail, Mach 5 Ti, Mavic Crossride, Sachs shifter/XTR, Hyperlight, Avid Arch Supremes

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