Bontrager Race X Lite Seatpost

3/5 (4 Reviews)

Product Description

  • 250mm length
  • Full-color graphics
  • 100% Carbon fiber tube
  • Forged head with infinite angle adjustment

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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by honeydew a Cross Country Rider from Palm City, FL

Date Reviewed: January 26, 2011

Strengths:    Light, looks nice

Weaknesses:    Clamp does not hold seat in place

Bottom Line:   
The clamp design on this seat post makes it a poor choice. The post head design is two smooth conical bores. When the bolt is tightened two matching smooth plastic conical pieces are supposed to hold the seat in place. During the period of time this post was installed I tried numerous things to get the clamp to hold the seat in place. Disassembly and cleaning (X3), thread lock, adhesive on plastic and bore, ridiculous torque values. This seat regularly and intermittently allowing the seat to move greatly reduced the enjoyment of numerous rides. Finally replaced it with a cheaper carbon post with traditional clamp and have not had a problem since. One chili rating because the poor clamp design mitigates any other redeeming features this post might have. When the front of your seat is pointing up at a 45 angle during a ride nothing else matters.

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Favorite Trail:   smooth, steep, with jumps

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   trailhead

Similar Products Used:   carbon post with traditional clamp, thudbuster, stock posts

Bike Setup:   hardtail with suspension fork

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by TC316 a Weekend Warrior from CANADA

Date Reviewed: November 10, 2009

Strengths:    Very light.
Adjustable head.
Strong clamp.
Very good quality

Weaknesses:    None thus far....

Bottom Line:   
The clamp is very strong and holds the saddle very securely. I've actually forgotten it's there because it works so well and have yet to have any issues. Nice upgrade from my stock OEM seat post and it's carbon fibre. You cannot go wrong.......

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $65.00

Purchased At:   EBAY

Similar Products Used:   Only stock posts.....

Bike Setup:   Gary Fisher Big Sur
Judy XC

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Chris a Cross Country Rider from Queen Creek, AZ, USA

Date Reviewed: May 27, 2008

Strengths:    It is pretty to look at.

Weaknesses:    The seatpost binder does not hold the saddle no matter how much you torque the bolt. Hit a bump, your seat will come nose up to 45 degrees and wack you in a very bad spot. Had a friend buy the same seatpost on same bike, same problem...

Bottom Line:   
Do not buy it unless you like getting hit in your most special place...

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Favorite Trail:   McDowell Mtn Park, all of em

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Bicycle Outfitter

Similar Products Used:   Easton, Thomson

Bike Setup:   Gary Fisher Superfly

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Joel a Downhiller from Reno, NV

Date Reviewed: June 24, 2007

Strengths:    - very light
- strong
- looks great
- durable
- reliable

Weaknesses:    - the seat POST has a little problem staying in place
- pricey

Bottom Line:   
People always look at me weird when they see my seatpost / seat set up. Because, frankly, they belong on a roadbike. I race downhill, but light weight is very important to me. Since only a few dh races require you to sit down and pedal for an extended period of time (fontana, sea otter), a roadbike set up sounded like a good idea to save weight without any risk.

I have had this seatpost for almost a year and it has held up great. The carbon-fiber post has stayed strong and the clamp never budges. It looks really good and saves a ton of weight compared to other seatposts. For the type of riding I do, it has done perfectly and I would recommend it to any downhiller looking to save some weight. I know they are pricey, I just got lucky and took it from my dad ><

Get one if you have the funds and the need to save some weight!!

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Favorite Trail:   Sea Otter

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Bike Setup:   SWD Crazy 8

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