Bontrager Race X Lite ACC Seatpost

2.8/5 (5 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Cold forged head
  • Aluminum Core Construction

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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Thiuda a Cross Country Rider from South Korea

Date Reviewed: October 7, 2009

Strengths:    Stiff, strong post

Weaknesses:    The saddle clamp shifts frequently, even after tightening the bolts to the max. To paraphrase another reviewer: If you hit any bumps get out of the saddle, otherwise it'll shift position.

Bottom Line:   
If you're going to stay on the road I'm sure this product will do the trick. If you plan jumping curbs or riding off road, better upgrade to something more solid.

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Favorite Trail:   Baek-un-san

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Thomson

Bike Setup:   Stock 09 Trek 8500 w/ Thomson Elite

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by kashmore a Racer from Farmington

Date Reviewed: November 1, 2008

Strengths:    It looks cool. Easy, fast saddle install.

Weaknesses:    Seat Clamp weak for MTB. Saddle like to tilt. I have worked on it and tightened it, but it still will make a noise: "crack" and the saddle tilt will be off. Annoying when out on the trail. No other problems, but I wish the saddle rail clamps were stronger.

Bottom Line:   
It ok, but you have to be sure you aren't in the saddle through a dip, or other hit that would move the tilt of the saddle. I am only 170 lbs. there are better posts out there!

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Favorite Trail:   Co Trail

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   LBS Cottonwood

Similar Products Used:   Thompson, Ritchey, Bontrager, etc.

Bike Setup:   2008 Superfly, Stock. Seatpost came with bike.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by tcook a Cross Country Rider from Hollister

Date Reviewed: July 18, 2008

Strengths:    looks

Weaknesses:    Seat clamp, carbon wrap.

Bottom Line:   
The seat clamp must be extremely tightened to hold the seat in place and the carbon wrap has cracked the length of the post. Buy a Thomson Masterpiece for peace of mind and about thirty grams less weight!

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Favorite Trail:   Just ride

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   easton ec70, ritchey, thomson elite

Bike Setup:   superfly, 1X9, xt cranks

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Noel a Cross Country Rider from San Diego, CA

Date Reviewed: March 12, 2008

Strengths:    Seems to be really strong. I have wrecked 3 times so far, no breaks, no twisting in the clamp. I weigh 250 lbs.

Bottom Line:   

At 100 dollars this seat post seams to be comparable to others around the same price and weight.

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Favorite Trail:   Sycamore Canyon

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Came on Supercaliber 29er

Bike Setup:   Stock Gary Fisher supercaliber 29er

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Andrew Nguyen a Cross Country Rider from Brisbane, Australia

Date Reviewed: December 20, 2006

Strengths:    - Simple one bolt clamp design
- Easy to use clamp design
- +/- 20 Degree tilt
- Aluminium core for Extra crushing resistance
- Not difficult to install saddle

Weaknesses:    - None so far

Bottom Line:   
Great seatpost. Single bolt clamp mechanism makes installing the seatpost a breeze. Single mechanism also makes saddle adjustments easy to use as well.

Aluminium core is definitely crush resistant and carbon construction takes the harshness out of the terrain.

Retails for $150AU but got it for $68AU off ebay.

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Favorite Trail:   Kooralbyn

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   - Bontrager Select, Amoeba Scud, FSA SLK270 FR Carbon Post

Bike Setup:   - Trek 06 6500 with following mods: Manituou R7 Comp 100mm, DT Swiss XR4.1D (XT hubs), Amoeba Scud HB, Pro XLT Race Stem

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