Avenir Seat Post Seatpost

3/5 (9 Reviews)
MSRP : $10.00

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Avenir Seat Post

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Reviews 1 - 9 (9 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by GlowBoy a Cross Country Rider from Portland OR USA

Date Reviewed: April 29, 2004

Strengths:    Cheap. Micro-adjusts. Reasonably light, especially since I cut the length down a bit.

Weaknesses:    Gradually slips, until the saddle nose is pointin' up and puttin' too much pressure on the boys.

Bottom Line:   
Bought it for the micro-adjustment. It didn't cost too much, it doesn't weigh too much ... and it doesn't hold. No matter how much you crank down the bolt, jiggle the seat back and forth and crank it down again to make sure it's tight, it still starts to slip after a few miles. Before long the nose is higher than the tail and the boys are getting squeezed.

No budget for a Thomson, so I guess I'm getting the Salsa.

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Favorite Trail:   the entire Northwest

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Bike Gallery

Similar Products Used:   Couple of Kalloys. Thudbuster on the mountain bike.

Bike Setup:   01 Bianchi Volpe, converted to singlespeed with V-brakes.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Eric a Cross Country Rider from Ashland, OR

Date Reviewed: July 17, 2001

Strengths:    Light weight and cheap

Weaknesses:    I broke my first one after two years of riding it--into tow pieces right in the middle of the shaft--while climbing!!! I wanted to ride the next day and this was the only 26.8 post my local bike shop had. Well after two years of riding the second one. It is now severely bent.

It also creaks from time to time

Bottom Line:   
It's light and cheap. It is the same post as the Zoom microset (which has horrible reviews). Don't even risk buying this post.

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Favorite Trail:   Porcipine Rim

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   na

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Heckler full-suspension

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by cameron allen a Cross Country Rider from north carolina

Date Reviewed: June 20, 2001

Strengths:    none realy hate to cut it down but i dont like it

Weaknesses:    it bottomed out and it is stuck inside the seat post it dosent hold the seat solid were it wiggles it dont fit the hole it slips aroung easily and it scratches realy bad it. My advice dont use it

Bottom Line:   
it sucks big time

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Favorite Trail:   pee wees mountain bike park

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   dicks sports store

Similar Products Used:   none

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by brendan a Cross Country Rider from silver spring md

Date Reviewed: November 11, 2000

Strengths:    It's kinda light, I got it because I needed any seatpost for a race, cus my bonty broke.
Nice color, goes well with the bike

Weaknesses:    tad heavy, scratchy

Bottom Line:   
Good seatpost, if you can still find it, you should buy it...heavier riders should stick to a fatter kind. for a buck from my friend, i'd say I got a pretty good deal

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Favorite Trail:   my back yard

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1.00

Purchased At:   my friend's house

Similar Products Used:   thomson and bonty

Bike Setup:   yay...I can brag about my bike now. Old Skool GT Rebound, Rock Shox Quad 21R, allllll XTR drivetrain, everything, baby, I wanted cro mo, and GT rebound, this is the first I found.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Poida a Weekend Warrior from Melbourne, Australia

Date Reviewed: September 6, 2000

Strengths:    looks decent
pretty solid
good long post

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
really damn cheap!
pretty light and solid.
set it up 6 months ago and haven't touched it since. Looks good and far better than anything else i have tried in this price bracket.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   bicycle recycle

Bike Setup:   KHS comp w/281's, LX, tioga cube stem

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Joshua Smalley a Weekend Warrior from Salem, Illinois, USA

Date Reviewed: July 19, 2000

Strengths:    Strong
Not too heavy

Weaknesses:    Nothing that I can think of.

Bottom Line:   
A truly awesome post for the money. I paid $19 at the local shop. I bought it about 6 months ago when I got my new Specialized saddle. Unfortunatly, I wrecked it when I landed a 2 foot drop-off wrong. I had it extended pretty far and I am no lightweight (220lbs), so I am not really mad. Not to mention that it wasn't the first time I had messed up a jump on that post. That isn't all that was damaged though...*cough*. But, I am gonna run out and buy another one tomorrow at the shop, because for those six months it rocked. And at 19 bux, it's a steal. If I could I would give it more than 5 for the value, but since it did bend, even under the aformentioned circumstances, I can't in my right mind give it a 5... more like a 4.8...

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Stock post on my Schwinn Mesa GS

Bike Setup:   1999 Schwinn Mesa GS, Panaracer FireXC Pro's, Jett XC, Titec Big-Al stem, Shimano M636 Pedals.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by zach peterson a Cross Country Rider from oakridge, OR, USA

Date Reviewed: April 13, 2000

Strengths:    Extra long, sturdy, nice lookin'

Weaknesses:    It seems to scratch easily

Bottom Line:   
Strong and not overly heavy. The best dael in the world for under 30 bucks. I don't know how it handles under much weight, but for my 130 lbs. its steady as a rock. The bolt stays tight and the 410mm is expecialy nice.
i would definatly reccomend this post for and cross county racer who want's quality on a budget.For everybody who can afford a more expensive one, I would think twice and buy aviner and save 70 bucks.

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Favorite Trail:   any with dirt

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Bike Setup:   98' raliegh cross country.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by mike a Cross Country Rider from santa monica

Date Reviewed: April 7, 2000

Strengths:    inexpensive, simple, 425MM,

Weaknesses:    scratches easy

Bottom Line:   
The cheapest 425mm seatpost I came across.
All the other posts with two bolt seat stays broke and were always a pain to adjust, along ride on my thudbuster and I felt I'd been kicked in the nutz...

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Favorite Trail:   chesebro, topanga

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   control tech, kalloy uno, thudbuster

Bike Setup:   cannondale hard tail- xt, v-brakes, riser bars
and, I have one on my one speed MB

Overall Rating:3
Submitted by Eric a Weekend Warrior from Johnson City TN

Date Reviewed: November 20, 1999

Price, and light weight

It broke in half after two years. Also the plastic adjuster is useless once its gets dirty

Bottom Line:   
This seatpost did everything it was supposed to do for two years -- until it broke. I weigh 175 and did have the post extended almost to it max--but it broke while pedaling up hill. I never had any problems with the seat coming lose or anything like that. I think it is the same post as the Zoom microset (it has Zoom stamped on the post). 3 chilis (or flaming dead horses) because it did break.

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Favorite Trail:   
Blue Trail

Duration Product Used:   
2 Years

Bike Setup:   
Santa Cruz Heckler

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