Dean USA Aluminum Seatpost Seatpost

3.17/5 (12 Reviews)
MSRP : $50.00


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Dean Aluminum Seatpost


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Reviews 1 - 12 (12 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Frank a Weekend Warrior from Hunt Valley, MD, USA

Date Reviewed: November 16, 2003

Strengths:    looks good, not overpriced, but not in that OEM seatpost box at the LBS. you know the box!

Weaknesses:    Clamp mechanism came unbonded from the post after about 40miles of riding. felt like i was on a sit-n-spin! weeee!

Bottom Line:   
Garbage!! dont even waste your time tryin to figure out the seat clamp, cuz it's just gonna come unbonded!! LOL junk!!

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Favorite Trail:   San Juan Trail, SJC, CA

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   phattire.com

Similar Products Used:   Control Tech

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Heckler

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by "Clay" a Cross Country Rider from Yuma

Date Reviewed: August 31, 2001

Strengths:    Light-weight,easy to adjust.

Weaknesses:    Thin outer wall could fail a heavy rider,I shortened mine to about 325mm.(as I don't ride a small frame as some big guys do stiffer,stronger,lighter.but they need a longer stronger post,stem,ect.)The only problem I've had is the lock I carried wrapped around the seatpost beat a small dent in the tube body.(I carry a smaller lock and cable now saves weight and still keeps the honest guy from stealing my bike,any pro going to get it no matter what I've got that I'm willing to pedal up a big hill.) Which is designed with an inner radial Y rib,designed to save weight and incease strength,probibly looked good on paper,and labrotory testing under certain conditions,probibly limited field testing,before production.I can see how the clydsdales could have a problem.

Bottom Line:   
If you can find one cheap enough,(I got mine,when a friend closed his shoppe,at the time I felt like a vulture preying on the missfortunes of anouther,but he didn't loose any money on the deal and my bike lost 2 ounces)and you are a fairly light rider,and don't need a real long post,you can shorten it and save a little more wt,(don't shorten it too much though)also one of the washers under one of the clamp-adjusting hex-nuts broke and rolled out in a cute little curling fashion,I've worked in wreaking yards and have never seen one do that quite like that) so the dent will cost them one hot one and the cheap materials anouther,and if it had cost 60 smackers I wouldn't have bought it and been very glad I didn't but for 30 bucks who can complain,it got about 17000 miles on it(light-duty) and is still hanging on.it doesn't belong on my outher mountain bike though.

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Favorite Trail:   Tower Trail

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Two-Wheel Transportation

Similar Products Used:   "Kalloy""Uno"(cannondale) "Ritchey" outher stock O.E.M.stuff

Bike Setup:   Cad1 with goodies.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Mike Bodsworth a Weekend Warrior from Perth, WA, Australia

Date Reviewed: February 8, 2000

Strengths:    long (that's pretty easy to achieve...)

Weaknesses:    This post is weak. Designer should have one rammed up arse. 'Y' section is the worst kind of wanky overdesign and underengineering. This post will bend or break and cause wounding between the legs. Reject.

Bottom Line:   
If you asked my bottom it'd give you a line alright... "don't trust me to that seatpost". Mine bent after a week or so, contacted DEAN and received no service. Probably OK if you are light and ride easy but DO NOT USE THIS POST if you are weighty and ride hard. How hard can it be to build a good, strong, long seatpost ? Too hard for DEAN. I spit on this product. Seat clamps worked OK for me. Looks good prior to bending.
Rating: one burning product designer.

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Favorite Trail:   bibbulmun

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   various

Bike Setup:   lots of post out, but well inside indicated max.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nathan a Racer from Roseville, Ca

Date Reviewed: February 8, 2000

Strengths:    Strength, hasn't slipped once

Weaknesses:    takes a while to set up but well worth the wait, weight, length (I cut 3-4 inches of mine)

Bottom Line:   
It's a great post and once you get it set up you don't have to mess with it.

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Favorite Trail:   Lake Clemintine Loop (Auburn)

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Ritchey

Bike Setup:   DEAN Oscar, Sid SL, Sun Ringle' RPM wheelset,XT/XTR kit, Avid Brakes, Kooka cranks and levers DEAN Stem and bar

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Cory Peterson a Cross Country Rider from Virginia

Date Reviewed: February 4, 2000

Strengths:    Thought it was light...turned out not as light as my new Thomson

Weaknesses:    Bent after some light use

Bottom Line:   
Thought I was buying a killer post...thought it was light. My thoughts changed after the damn thing bent after a small hit. Granted, I weigh 200 lbs, but I mean, the stock post that came with my Cannondale lasted longer than this thing.
Bottom line, buy yourself a Thomson...especially if you weigh around 2 bills.

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Favorite Trail:   Anything in Harrisonburg, VA

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Thomson

Bike Setup:   C'dale F3000.Full XTR.Yada yada

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Jenn a Racer from Santa Clara, CA

Date Reviewed: January 12, 2000

Strengths:    Fairly light weight

Weaknesses:    The two adjuster bolts. I rode this post 17,000 miles and broke the adjuster bolts twice. It's no fun having to ride home standing up! And I'm light, 125 lbs. Replace them with ti bolts, that's what I'm going to do.

Bottom Line:   
I kind of don't trust this post now, especially since the second time one of the bolts broke just a few months after being replaced.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   Nitto

Bike Setup:   Masi with Ultegra components

Overall Rating:3
Submitted by Alvin a Weekend Warrior from Concord, CA

Date Reviewed: December 9, 1999

Strengths:    
Price - Free
looks


Weaknesses:    
Thomson Wannabe


Bottom Line:   
Great post. 2 bolt adj mech means accurate adjustment even though it's a Thomson knockoff. Slightly heavier than a Thomson, but at least it won't dimple when you close the seat clamp on it, like a Thomson.

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Favorite Trail:   
Walnut Creek Open Sp.

Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
Thomson
Ritchey


Bike Setup:   
Dean Oscar, XTR/XT, RaceFace, SID XC, GT/Mavic Wheels, Dean bar/stem combo, Time ATAC Carbon pedals, SDG seat

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Matt Challacombe a Cross-Country Rider from Los Alamos, NM

Date Reviewed: July 12, 1999

Weaknesses:    
Sudden fracture at the
seam. Nearly had to vist
the proctologist...


Bottom Line:   
This is a dangerous seat post for heavy riders.

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Favorite Trail:   
Three-Bears to Cabra

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Bike Setup:   
Proflex 957

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Jay a Cross-Country Rider from Lubbock, Texas

Date Reviewed: June 20, 1999

Strengths:    
Good design, Stiff


Weaknesses:    
Set-up takes a little time


Bottom Line:   
This seatpost is a very good product. It is not very light, but should last a while. It takes some time to set-up due to the two-bolt design. Watch the Dean website, as they will blow these out every once in a while.

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
Control Tech, Ringle, Ritchey


Bike Setup:   
Dean Oscar, XT and XTR mix

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Paulo a Cross-Country Rider from Yonker,NY

Date Reviewed: April 28, 1999

Strengths:    
Inexpensive,strong,good looking


Weaknesses:    
A bit of a pain to setup


Bottom Line:   
Great product for the money, just have to get used to setting up the 2 bolt post.

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Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
Kore elite


Bike Setup:   
GT Avalanche, full XT drivetrain,
Magura Raceline brakes, Judy XC

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by G-Dawg a Racer from San Francisco, CA

Date Reviewed: April 2, 1999

Strengths:    
inexpensive
looks good
durable
grip seat and is griped by seat binding well


Weaknesses:    
Its Aluminum


Bottom Line:   
Very good post for the money

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Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
Icon
Kore


Bike Setup:   
Trek 8900 frame
shimano/mix drivetrain
bontrager mustang rims
bontrager revolt X tires
Answer manatou fork

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by John a Cross-Country Rider from Silver Spring, Md

Date Reviewed: March 24, 1999

Strengths:    
good looks, secure seat binding mechinism


Weaknesses:    
none


Bottom Line:   
very good seatpost for the money, it hasn't slipped into the frame, nor has the seat rotated i bit. a little pain in the but to set up with the two bolts but worth it due to the security of the seat once it is dialed in. highly recommended

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Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
ritchey post


Bike Setup:   
stumpjumper M2 w/ marzocchi z.2 bomber

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