Cannondale Coda 900 Shockpost Seatpost

2.42/5 (12 Reviews)


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Cannondale Coda 900 Shockpost


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Reviews 1 - 12 (12 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Todd a Racer from Portland, OR, USA

Date Reviewed: August 22, 2005

Strengths:    if it stays together long enough, and doesn't stick, it absorbs bumps.

Weaknesses:    The ring that clips in at the top of the post pops out, literally causing the post to come apart into pieces, with the saddle completely seperating from the bike.

Bottom Line:   
Even used, it's a death trap. Well, at least a testicle trap. I'm glad it didn't fall apart while I was riding it, that would have hurt!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Community Cycling Center


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Bartek from NJ

Date Reviewed: April 19, 2002

Strengths:    The suspension seat post from Cannondale is useful when you do a big drop and you fork bottoms out and your legs soak up the hit as far as they go. The only thing left is for you ass to hit the seat suspension, which helps a bit.

Weaknesses:    1.) It is heavy
2.) It sticks often unless used alot.
3.) It only moderately abosrbs impact since the seat is so uncomfortable.


Bottom Line:   
This thing is probably better than not having a suspension seat post at all, but it is probably the worst you can get. It sticks really badly, and take a lot of force to get it down. It does go down eventually, but only in long compressions. In other words, you keep adding weight, and all of a sudden, it will drop down an inch. Don't buy it unless it came on you bike.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   Came w/ bike

Similar Products Used:   a plain seat post

Bike Setup:   caad 3 yelow

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Craig a Cross Country Rider from Ionia, NY USA

Date Reviewed: April 2, 2000

Strengths:    Smooth with a capital "S"!!!! serviceability. Everything you expect from a HeadShock for your butt!!

Weaknesses:    Weight(but its still better than the rest.)

Bottom Line:   
This thing ROCKS. It should be stated that I am refering to the new, improved 45 needle bearing job. Yes, its more money, but it cannot even hold company with the old version. Sell it to your worst enemy, and buy one of these. You will NOT regret it. Also, for those not familiar with serviceing Cannondale headshocks, these are completely rebuildable, do that with you competitor! Peace

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Favorite Trail:   My big 'ol backyard

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   RockShox,USE,Tamer,Post Moderne

Bike Setup:   Specialized S-Works Ultimate,XTR,Raceface,Marzocchi,Avid

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Ken a Cross Country Rider from Maine

Date Reviewed: February 7, 2000

Strengths:    Brand Name

Weaknesses:    The product itself

Bottom Line:   
Got this as a gift to help soften one of the most stiff hardtails built. The shock stuck on me in the first 50 yards. Got off bike and traded it in for a USE XCR, a night and day difference. Surprised by Cannondale on this product. I heard they have made this post a lot better this past year due to the complaints.

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Favorite Trail:   All New England

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   USE XCR

Bike Setup:   Cannondale Delta V (old style with canti dropouts aka. back-breaker)/XT.

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by phil a Weekend Warrior from dayton, ohio

Date Reviewed: October 10, 1999

Strengths:    
more comfort than a hardtail.
cheaper than any fs


Weaknesses:    
seems to have marginal
quality control in manufacturing


Bottom Line:   
when i bought this post i was working as a mechanic at my lbs. as a cannondale dealer, i saw and tried a few of these before i decided to buy one. i found that there were major differences in stiction and quality of travel.
i have read many reviews from riders that complain about these problems and many of the posts i tried truly sucked. when i found one that i liked, i bought it(employee discount)and have had no problems with it. i do feel that cannondale, or whoever makes this post for them, needs to check their quality control process.

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Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
none


Bike Setup:   
raleigh aluminum frame
xt components
hugi/517 wheelset
'98 judy x

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Brian a Cross-Country Rider from BALTIMORE, md

Date Reviewed: July 22, 1999

Strengths:    
NONE


Weaknesses:    
CANNY REPLACED MY FIRST ONE AFTER IT SHOWED STRESS CRACKS AND IT WAS STICKING. THE REPLACEMENT WAS COMPLETELY STUCK AFTER ONE WET RIDE.


Bottom Line:   
SHOULD NOT HAVE BLOWN $130. TIME TO BUY REAL FULL SUSPENSION.

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Duration Product Used:   
more than 3 years

Bike Setup:   
F700

Overall Rating:3
Submitted by Kate a Cross-Country Rider from Madison, WI

Date Reviewed: June 29, 1999

Strengths:    
it works


Weaknesses:    
lateral play
stiff elastomer


Bottom Line:   
I bought this post used for about $40, so I can't complain too much.
Still, the lateral play is annoying and I can't get used to it.
Like previous reviewers, I thought there was way too much stiction, even after cleaning it up and lubing it.
It wasn't stiction, though. It was that harsh elastomer inside. I cut off a couple of inches and put in a few softer elastomers (from a front shock), and now it works fine (except for the play).

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Favorite Trail:   
local parks

Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
rigid post


Bike Setup:   
Cannondale

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Doug a cross-country rider from Asheville,NC

Date Reviewed: January 23, 1999

Bottom Line:   


This is a very big disappointment. After about 4 rides in good riding conditions the post went down and stuck at the bottom. By pulling up very hard it would pop back out but once Isit on it again it would stick again. If I tore it completely appart and really lubed it it would work for about half the next ride. If it was wet on the trail forget it, it would stick almost instantly. I got tired of taking it appart and it now lays in the basement after about 15 rides. $130 wasted! I e-mailed cannondale and they just said it needed regular maintanance. But said nothing about any kind of warranty.

Overall Rating:2
Submitted by 2-V a cross-country rider from Colorado

Date Reviewed: September 9, 1998

Bottom Line:   


We just got one on the stoker seat for our tandem and it sticks a LOT. I've taken it off and been riding it on my bike (same size post) for a week, but it still sticks. I weigh 240 + (solid muscle?) but it hasn't worked it loose yet. I guess you could say it has excellent factory tolerances. Remember - pavement is for people who can't handle reality.

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by JamesX a cross-country rider from Syracuse, Utah

Date Reviewed: May 22, 1998

Bottom Line:   


I got the post for a steal of a price. It was a cheap upgrade to pseudo-full suspension. This is my first suspension seatpost. It is kind of nice to have the trail absorbed by the elastomer in the seat post instead of my poor rear. I sit down more often since having the post during a ride. There does seem to be a stiction problem with it though. It does the job...I would recommend this post if you can get it for under $50.00

Overall Rating:2
Submitted by Triple J a cross-country rider from Indianapolis, IN

Date Reviewed: May 3, 1998

Bottom Line:   


This post is decent, but it will NOT stand up to much abuse (i.e.-
freeriding or racing). It is great for hybrids, tandems, and people
that complain about their sore posteriors, but that's about it. I broke
one in the middle of a race after a minor crash. The post suffers from
some major stiction problems (they were remedied slightly by overhauling
with Englung slick honey) and it has way too much play in the seals and
bushings. Also, it is overpriced for what you get. It is interesting to
note that the internals of this post are eerily identical to old Rock Shox
Quadra forks. Scary huh? Nuff said.

Overall Rating:3
Submitted by Kathy a weekend warrior from New England

Date Reviewed: January 14, 1998

Bottom Line:   


I bought a Coda shockpost and put it on our tandem because El Capitan does not always
remember to warn me of bumps in the road. It soaks up bumps very nicely, but the top
shaft, seat and all, rotates +/- 10 degrees left to right. I can just tolerate this on the road, but
it would be terrible off-road. If anyone knows how to stop the swivel, email me. Meanwhile,
I a looking at a USE shockpost for MTB duty.

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