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FSA FR-270 Zero Offset Seatpost

3/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $29.99

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Product Description

-Zero set-back for maximum strength-to-weight
-Freeride strong but road / XC light
-1-piece mast and head is super-durable
-3-D forged then CNC machined from AL6061-T6
-DATA™ (Dual Adjust Tilt Angle) security system
-M5 chromoly hardware
-L350 x Ø27.2, 29.4, 31.6mm
-270~280 grams

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by sfbacc a Cross Country Rider from San Francisco

Date Reviewed: August 25, 2010

Strengths:    This post was cheap relative to the other posts that American Cyclery was selling -- which is why I bought it, but they seem to mark items up a lot more than the other shops in the neighborhood (obligatory plug for Roaring Mouse as the best LBS ever). The post also looks okay, no gaudy graphics or anything.

Weaknesses:    My 30.9/350 isn't manufactured to very strict tolerances, it slips in my frame. The seat bolt design is annoying to adjust and the bolts have noticeably rusted after a year of use.

Bottom Line:   
Bought this post as an emergency replacement when my OEM post snapped. This post would either make creaking/cracking noises as it slipped in my frame, or if I would use a little more oil/grease it would quickly slide into the frame no matter how tight I torqued the Salsa Liplock. I tried just about everything I could to make it work, but I gave up last week and bought a Thomson Elite. The Thomson never slips, makes no noise, and I don't have to adjust the post 8 times per ride. I love the Thomson, hate the FSA FR-270.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   American Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   Thomson Elite 30.9/367 straight

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by killed117 a Weekend Warrior from Chicago, IL

Date Reviewed: July 30, 2010

Strengths:    Solid post, looks nice in my opinion, not too heavy

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Good budget post, I'd recommend it

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $18.00

Purchased At:   wheelandsprocket

Similar Products Used:   the original clamp on the stock post i got with my specialized hardrock kept getting loose. went to my lbs and they told me a piece was missing and that the clamp itself cant be replaced cuz its specific to the post.

Bike Setup:   Specialized hardrock pro

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by sinac84 a Cross Country Rider from Snellville, Ga, USA

Date Reviewed: November 26, 2008

Strengths:    Light and strong... Its just a seatpost...

Weaknesses:    I switched out my OE saddle for my old specialized saddle and the clamp set up is the most complicated design I've ever seen. It was a 45 minute pain in the... to get the saddle bolted down. The clamp set-up on my old Specialized Kalloy seatpost was simple and straight foward single bolt design, taking 5 minutes to swap saddles. This double clamp design sucks.

Bottom Line:   
Don't buy

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Kalloy

Bike Setup:   Stock Cannondale F29er Two

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jesse a Racer from CA

Date Reviewed: May 19, 2006

Strengths:    Solid post and clamp design

Weaknesses:    FSA has a FR-200 out now that is lighter

Bottom Line:   
This is just a solid post, whith a solid thomson-style clamp for not too much money. It is machined on the inside to make it lighter and stronger too.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   UniversalCycles

Similar Products Used:   OEM posts

Bike Setup:   Azonic Saber

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