Easton EA30 Seatpost

1.27/5 (11 Reviews)
Weight : 290 grams MSRP : $14.99

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Product Description

Easton's most affordable aluminum seat post! TheTwo bolt clamp allows youTo adjustThe angle of your saddle,To "just right".Taper wallTechnology 6061 aluminum construction 10mm offset Approximate weight 290 grams Micro-adjustable 2 bolt head

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Reviews 1 - 11 (11 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Ulairi a Weekend Warrior from Texas

Date Reviewed: October 5, 2010

Strengths:    Clamps well in down-tube

Weaknesses:    Single bolt takes all clamping and ride stresses

Bottom Line:   
This came stock on my Trance when I got it 2nd hand.

Mine was the pre-2008 version with a single M8 bolt. Based on other reviews here, I didn't risk it and replaced it before it had a chance to fail.

I replaced with a Easton Havoc seatpost that is much stronger. The Havoc has 2 clamping bolts and is machined from a single piece of aluminum.

A friend has bought the 2010 EA-30 (two bolt version) for his bike. I'll update this with another review once we see how it works out for him.

Bottom line - I don't trust the older EA-30 with the single bolt.

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Favorite Trail:   RCP

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Came with bike

Similar Products Used:   Kalloy seatpost (on a Mongoose Blackcomb).

Bike Setup:   2007 Giant Trance 2

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Brooce a Downhiller from Poland

Date Reviewed: May 30, 2010

Strengths:    Actually... none. Well, maybe that its not too heavy.

Weaknesses:    Not durable at all! Now (after over a year of use) it is so bent that doesn't fit the frame any more!

Bottom Line:   
Don't buy that seatpost!! I weight 55kg, had the seat high only while commuting to some dirt jumps. I have never pulled it over the limit mark, and it has bent anyway.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $30.00

Similar Products Used:   Only some cheap ones

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Martin Lewis a Weekend Warrior from Adelaide, South Australia

Date Reviewed: June 18, 2008

Strengths:    None. It literally lacks physical strength.

Weaknesses:    Single bolt holding saddle to the seat post snaps without warning.

Bottom Line:   
The EA30 seat post is an accident waiting to happen. Mine came with the bike which I used mostly for commuting on sealed smooth roads into the city. The first bolt lasted ~14 months, the second bolt lasted ~2 months. This seat post cannot be recommended & should be recalled by the manufacturer. If I had the time I would pursue a claim against Easton for two accidents. I thought the first was just bad luck however, the second caused me to search for others experiences.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   Super Elliots, Adela

Bike Setup:   Giant Talon (19"), LX/Deore, Hayes Nine Brakes, RockShox Recon351, RhinoLite Rims, EA30 bars & seat post.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by jbike a Weekend Warrior from Jacksonville, FL

Date Reviewed: June 5, 2008

Strengths:    none

Weaknesses:    this is a POS - I've actually read about it snapping and then the shards stab the victim in the leg - nice. Mine was just squeaky and hard to adjust.

Bottom Line:   
Upgrade asap or you will be sorry.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   came on bike

Similar Products Used:   Sette 2 bolt for $22 - very pleased, has Thomson design at 1/3 the price

Bike Setup:   Jamis Dakar XC - mostly stock

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Jeff Kearl a Weekend Warrior from Surprise, AZ, USA

Date Reviewed: April 26, 2008

Strengths:    The only stength I found was that its color (black) matched the color of the bike!

Weaknesses:    Constant adjustments, slippage, Single bolt, bolt breakage.

Bottom Line:   
Unless it come with the bike...don't waste your money, time, and body parts! They changed the design for 2008...it uses TWO bolts. Maybe the second bolt is a backup after the first breaks???

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Favorite Trail:   SlickRock - Moab, UT

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Jamis DAKAR XLT 07

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Erin Roe a Cross Country Rider from Olympia, WA

Date Reviewed: April 6, 2008

Strengths:    didn't break for the first three months of riding

Weaknesses:    broken bolts, constant adjustment, seat slipping no matter what

Bottom Line:   
I've replaced two broken bolts in the last year. Seat needs constant adjustment, and comes loose no matter how hard you tighten the bolts. Replace soon, but in the meantime, be sure to tighten the bolt before each ride!

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Favorite Trail:   Capitol Forest

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   craigslist

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Giant Trance 4 upgraded with Marzocchi MX Pro ETA in front and Fox Float R in back, Hayes Mag hydro discs, everything else stock

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Bryn a Cross Country Rider from Gold Coast

Date Reviewed: February 27, 2008

Strengths:    None

Weaknesses:    The seatpost! Absolute crap. For 2 months, every time i'd move the post would creak. I tightened it, un-tightened it. Then eventually figured it was the design. The bottom plate would slip in the grooves. Slowly over time they've worn down and now they just constantly slip and creak, annoying me contsantly

Bottom Line:   
Throw it away. A $10 post from the bargain bin would be better.

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Favorite Trail:   Nerang

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   carbon giant and generic posts.

Bike Setup:   Giant trance

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Dave Manchuria a Weekend Warrior from Australia

Date Reviewed: October 22, 2007

Strengths:    Looks ok.

Weaknesses:    It doesn't matter how i set this post up, the bolts snap in a matter of hours of riding. The first lasted a year but I've snapped five bolts in my last 6 rides. I've even used high tensile bolts that broke in the first half hour of riding. Very poor design.

Bottom Line:   
This post comes close to having a dangerous design. I have the injuries to prove it. If you use this seatpost for a long time, be warned that eventually you will suffer an injury that severely damages your ability to sire grommets.

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Favorite Trail:   Glenrock

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Bike Setup:   Stock

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Benji Hanson a Cross Country Rider from Duluth, MN

Date Reviewed: August 31, 2007

Strengths:    The post looks OK in stealth black.

Weaknesses:    In my experience, no matter how much you tighten the single seat clamp bolt, the seat will more than likely move on you if you come down on it hard. It has done this three times on me now; Twice during trail rides, once on the road. I am 220 lbs.

Bottom Line:   
Probably works great for lighter riders, but I'm sick of having to loosen the bolt and readjust the seat when it gets hit hard. The seat never moved in 3 years on my generic Pacific mountain bike. The post is going in the spare pats bin and a Thompson Elite is replacing it.

P.S. I have tightened the post bolt progressively tighter each time it has happened and it makes no difference.

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Favorite Trail:   Any

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   OEM post on Jamis Dakota 29er

Similar Products Used:   Titec, generic

Bike Setup:   Shimano clipless pedals, Titec Hellbent 640mm bars with Specialized bar ends. Upgraded 203mm Avid front disk + caliper adaptor, PZ 130mm Carbon / Aluminum Stem, Sigma BC2006MHR, Trek aluminum back rack, Deore LX rear cassette.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Matt Andersen from Australia

Date Reviewed: August 15, 2007

Strengths:    nothing really

Weaknesses:    everything really i had to ride a whole day with no seat cause i snapped a bolt ive snapped 4 already but i got a a better bolt that is like impossible to snap other than that its kinda alright

Bottom Line:   
dont buy this post unless it comes stock its just rubbish

too bad 1 is the lowest id give it -1

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Favorite Trail:   H.E parker jumps

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   came stock on bike

Similar Products Used:   race face, EA 50, FSA

Bike Setup:   2 round wheels a frame and forks

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Ash a Weekend Warrior from Perth, Australia

Date Reviewed: September 16, 2006

Strengths:    Simple design, came on bike

Weaknesses:    Already snapped the seatbolt, and struggled to get another (scratched around in the spairs bin at LBS). Seat always on the move.

Bottom Line:   
Send it to ebay heaven, and get yourself something that is gunna last!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Pile Road/Jarrahdale

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   LBS (Port Kennedy Cycles)

Bike Setup:   '06 XTC3 with usual tyre/pedal mods

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