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FSA SL-280 Seatpost

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MSRP : $29.99


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Sometimes a good seatpost is all you need. This one should fit that bill. It's not fancy, but it's supremely reliable and the 6061 T6 aluminum alloy makes it super strong. The FSA SL-280 Seatpost features a 25mm clamp setback, and the micro-grooves on the clamp assembly allow fine adjustments and will definitely keep it from slipping. The single bolt clamp design makes it easy to install and adjust a new saddle without fumbling with a multitude of parts.The FSA SL-280 Seatpost comes in 31.6mm diameter and 350mm length. It is anodized Black.


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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Jeremt

Date Reviewed: August 25, 2012

Strengths:    Easy to adjust.

Weaknesses:    Bolt can let go, sending you off your bike at speed. A bit heavy.

Bottom Line:   
I had the same experience as another reviewer where the bolt holding the brackets together, and holding the seat on, snapped/sheared right off. What was odd is that it wasn't like I was putting much extra pressure on it at the time. Basically, if you like your seat coming off during a woods ride, this would be the seat post for you.

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Bike Setup:   '08 Marin Nail Trail

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Maxwell from Manhattan Beach

Date Reviewed: June 3, 2008

Weaknesses:    Easily bent.

Bottom Line:   
Just noticed I bent mine. Total genuine JRA.

This post came on my Big Dummy complete from xtracycle. I'm 6' 165 lbs. and don't wear a backpack on this bike. I only have 6" (160mm) showing on a 350mm post. The post has not seen any abuse, biggest drop this bike sees is a curb, yet the thing has bent.

I have run plenty of posts close to maximum extension, and never bent one. The cheapo OEM post on my kona was extended twice as far, same weight and diameter, was flexy as hell, saw way more abuse, but never bent.

Total junk.

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Favorite Trail:   sullivan canyon

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   FSA FR 270, Kalloy cheapos, OEM posts,

Bike Setup:   Surly Big Dummy for cargo hauling, Kona Blast for trail riding.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Landes Land a Cross Country Rider from Crewe, Cheshire, UK

Date Reviewed: October 3, 2005

Strengths:    Cheap

Weaknesses:    Catastrophic failure without warning!

Bottom Line:   
After 8 months use, mostly on tarmac with the occassional ride on undemanding trails, averaging about 100 miles a week, the bolt securing the clamp to the saddle on this seatpost fractured with no warning, dumping me onto the road at 20mph. Luckily I got away with bumps, bruises, scratches and a knee sprain, but could have been a lot worse! If you've got one of these, or any seatpost with only one securing bolt, I recommend you check/replace regularly or even better purchase a seatpost that uses at least two bolts, if of course you value your life!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Halfords Crewe

Bike Setup:   Standard Halfords setup for a Carrera Fury MTB, Specialized gel saddle added

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