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FSA SL-220 Seatpost

3.75/5 (4 Reviews)

Product Description

-Increased set-back for correct fit and saddle support
-1-piece mast and head is super-durable
-CNC machined from 3-D Forged AL2014
-Directionally butted shaft (thicker wall fore-aft)
-Lightweight for road & ATB but freeride-strong
-DATA™ (Dual Adjust Tilt Angle) security system
-M5 chromoly and stainless steel hardware
-L350mm x Ø27.2, 29.4, 31.6mm
-250~265 grams

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by cxfahrer a Weekend Warrior from Leipzig Eastgermany

Date Reviewed: July 19, 2008

Strengths:    amount of setback

Weaknesses:    cheap look with that red plastic thingie

Bottom Line:   
If your seattube is too steep, this is the way to go to get the seat back.

But dont expect too much of that post, I would rank it like a Ritchey Pro (which doesnt have that setback).
The anodising will wear off soon and the tiny screws will break after a while, so keep replacement screws ready.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   local dealer

Similar Products Used:   Thomson, Ritchey Pro, Syncros, XLC, Ritchey Comp, .....

Bike Setup:   I had it on my all-mountain fully, now it is in my too-short Singlespeeder.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Stefan a Cross Country Rider from Montreal, Canada

Date Reviewed: August 3, 2007

Strengths:    Lite, strong, great setback and cheap.

Weaknesses:    That ugly red plastic thingy... it turns an ugly pink with exposure.

Bottom Line:   
I did 2000 km of cyclotouring with 20kilos hanging with clamp on rack. No problems what's so ever. Did 1000 km with a Thomson (and only 10 kg) and the thing kinked.

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Favorite Trail:   Muju Mountain, Korea

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Thomson

Bike Setup:   caad3, xt, lx, avid7...

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Caroline a Downhiller from Slough

Date Reviewed: June 12, 2006

Strengths:    It holds the saddle up... It's black... it's long enough... it was free!

Weaknesses:    The anodising is rubbish. The cradle adjustment is very coarse. The allen key has to be done up by He-Man to stop nose-up amusement on rides. It weighs a tonne, too, if you care.

Bottom Line:   
It's cheap and it holds your saddle in place, as long as you're not too fussy about the angle you want it at, and you've got the forearms of Popeye!

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Favorite Trail:   Mynydd Du

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Blagged off a friend

Similar Products Used:   Specialised, FSA FS-220, RaceFace XY, Kalloy cheapy, Thomson Elite Setback, Titec XC

Bike Setup:   Yeti DJ, RockShox Revelations, XT/LX, Hope Mono Minis

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bob a Cross Country Rider from Boca Raton, FL, USA

Date Reviewed: October 11, 2005

Strengths:    Light, infinite angle adjustment like Thomson, does not creak, price for performance is excellent

Weaknesses:    None that I can tell

Bottom Line:   
The Race Face I originally bought for this build had two major flaws; the angle adjustment was not fine enough with it's toothed system making for an uncomfortable riding position and I had to grease it literally every ride to prevent creaking. The FSA solved both problems nicely. It's quiet (I hate squeeking components of any kind) and the infinite angle adjustment has improved the comfort factor tremendously. In addition, it's a bit lighter than the Race Face. Great value for the dollar - equivalent function to the Thomson at a lower price point. The FSA products I've recently tried have been excellent. Those good experiences persuaded me to try this one. It works well for me. I'm a 195 lb. cross country rider not into huge drops but will jump off 2-3 foot ridges on occassion.

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Favorite Trail:   Rocky Hill Ranch, Smithville, TX

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   BlueSky Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Race Face Evolve, Bontrager, Salsa Shaft

Bike Setup:   Salsa Caballero, XT F&R derailleurs, SRAM Rocket trigger shifters, Answer Pro Taper lo-rise bars, Race Face Evolve stem, Race Face Prodigy crankset, Ritchey Logic V3 pedals, Marzocchi MX Pro ETA fork, Avid BB-7 Mech. Discs, Aztec rotors, XT hubs/SUN RhinoLite rims/14 ga DT spokes, Aztec brake pads, WTB Wierwolf Kevlar 2.1 tires (or Panaracer Trailblaster for the drier stuff) Avid SD7 levers, Pedro's Dice Vice Grips, Specialized Avatar Gel saddle, FSA Orbit XL II headset, FSA Platinum Pro ISIS BB.

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