Kona Factory Seatpost Seatpost

2.33/5 (24 Reviews)
MSRP : $20.00


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Kona Factory Seatpost


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Ryan a Weekend Warrior from Gainesville

Date Reviewed: August 10, 2005

Strengths:    It holds a seat. After you bend the seatpost it works as a good cheater bar for a rachet or wrench.

Weaknesses:    I'm 225 and this thing bent over like a wet noodle after a few months. Right at the seat collar. So it wouldn't insert andy farther than the bend. Anyone need a layback Kona seatpost? I have one.

Bottom Line:   
Buy a Thomson and call it a day. I'd start saving up for one the day I get a stock Kona post. Thompson = Good, Kona = Bad.

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Favorite Trail:   Santos

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $999.00

Purchased At:   Mr Goodbike

Similar Products Used:   GT post, Thomson

Bike Setup:   2004 Kona Kikapu now with 2005 Frame, Fox Vanilla Fork, DHX Air, Avid Mechs, THOMSON, Terry saddle, King HS... blah blah.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by brian a Racer from tampa , fl

Date Reviewed: February 23, 2005

Strengths:    kona thumb... nice finish, replacement after bending the first one has lasted more than a year with no problems, sometimes i enjoy having a thumb up my ass

Weaknesses:    the original one i bought bent in a couple months, im not a heavy guy and im not very abusive so this came as quite a shock

Bottom Line:   
so far its hard to complain because though the first one bent the second has survived many epic rides and a few beatings.

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Favorite Trail:   santos

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $14.00

Purchased At:   j&r bikes pinellas

Bike Setup:   kona nunu - psylo xc

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Rubin Farr a Cross Country Rider from Bellingham WA US

Date Reviewed: November 28, 2004

Strengths:    Came free with the bike. The rest of the bike is nice.

Weaknesses:    Bends too easily. And just after 2months of inextreme, just technical, XC.

Bottom Line:   
I don't understand at all how or why this bent. I do ride it at the maximum length until I get into the steeper hi-tech singletrack, but it has taken no big hits or crashes.
I understand Kona refers to some of their stock component line as "Jacksh*t". Sirs, I bid you include your seatposts in this group.

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Favorite Trail:   all

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Clark's Bike

Similar Products Used:   Ritchey, Giant Carbon, Coda, others

Bike Setup:   2004 Caldera

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Lance a Weekend Warrior from La Habra, CA USA

Date Reviewed: October 22, 2003

Strengths:    Seatpost

Weaknesses:    Clamp

Bottom Line:   
This seatpost was good for cross country, but seriously, I was doing trials stuff on this post and it busted so fast. I was working on my no footers while on the ground and missed the pedals, landed on the seatpost and the bolt bent like butter. Piece of poo. Saving to get a Thomson so I don't have to worry about it. Don't even bother getting a replacement from Kona.

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Favorite Trail:   Santiago Oaks

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   with bike

Similar Products Used:   Titec,Giant seatpost

Bike Setup:   2001 Kona Roast

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Evan a Downhiller from maine

Date Reviewed: October 11, 2003

Strengths:    came stock on my bike

Weaknesses:    one bolt + weak bolt = broken bolt

Bottom Line:   
I broke the bolt, replaced it, then broke it again, and bent the post. I would suggest having a spare post on hand because if you ride hardcore, its gonna break

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Favorite Trail:   Pimpin Street

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   stock

Similar Products Used:   the replacement post after this post broke

Bike Setup:   sick 01 roast: avid mech. discs, raceface cranks, truvativ chainguide, xt parts, azonic stuff

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by gazbins a Weekend Warrior from UK

Date Reviewed: October 29, 2002

Strengths:    Black, goes up and down, doesn't slip.

Weaknesses:    my friends 8mm bolt broke on the Cheddar Challenge but he probably had it done up too tight.

Bottom Line:   
This post has done what it was meant to, it came with the bike and as standard parts go. I have pretty much replaced everything else on the bike due to wear and breakage apart from the frame, forks and shifters AND THIS POST. I am thinking of getting a Thompson or Race Face one in the future when this gives up the ghost.
For the money, tighten it up right with a torque wrench and you'll be happy, giving you something else to spend your money on!

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Favorite Trail:   Kinver

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   On the bike

Similar Products Used:   Ritchey

Bike Setup:   2001 caldera with Atom Lab Rims, Hope Bulbs, Minis, Bombers, XT shifters, chain and cassette. Raceface ISIS BB, Turbine cranks, Real Seal Headset, Rings (minus a tooth!)Race face bars. Koski stem. Flight saddle

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Liam Q from T.O.

Date Reviewed: September 21, 2002

Strengths:    -good clamp
-easy adjustment
-fairly light I think


Weaknesses:    -weak

Bottom Line:   
I have had the bike almost 2 years. I tried to lower my seat the other day and i couldn't. I took the seatpost out and realized there was a 3 degree bend in it where it was clamped. I haven't been riding much since the summer so I thinnk it's been like that for a while.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   other cheap stuff

Bike Setup:   kona muni-mula pretty stock, new rear wheel, geax tires f&r

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Schlocker a Weekend Warrior from South Bay Shore

Date Reviewed: August 21, 2002

Strengths:    Price
Simple Mechanism / Adjustment


Weaknesses:    Range of adjustment isn't very wide
Used to slip (Until I tightened the hell out of it)


Bottom Line:   
Hmmm, let's see...

It seems that most of the people who have broken one of these has been landing on them funny. I don't know about you guys but I for one don't sit on my seat when landing a jump and have never seen anybody else doing so for that matter. Slam your seat down for god sakes! All kidding aside, the only problems I've had with my seatpost is how much you have to tighten the clamp down. Once it's damn tight though it doesn't come loose. This is due to an inherent design flaw which has nothing to do with Kona. Any clamp out on the market with this design suffers from this same type of slippage if it's not tightened down enough and I mean tight! Another prob would be the limited amount of adjustment. Luckily, the max amount of kickback is perfect for me but if you really like your seat in the DJ/DS attack mode where it's pointing towards the sky then this definitely isn't the seatpost for you. Other than these minor things, the seatpost doesn't creak, it's got a good layback position and the price was spot on for me. If you want to make this thing even stronger, go to a hardware store and pick up a Ti bolt for a $1.50. Oh and if you're bending seat rails, you're definitely not jumping right.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   Wheel World

Similar Products Used:   Kalloy Uno
RockShox Suspension post


Bike Setup:   Kona Stuff, Marzocchi Z1 FreeRide

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Fitz a Downhiller from Fayetteville

Date Reviewed: May 28, 2002

Strengths:    unknown

Weaknesses:    bolt broke and no cool logo on the mechanism. the clamp bent my rails and wont stay tight. had to tighten 3 times a week. broke when i sat on it.

Bottom Line:   
very very bad try not to get this setup if at all. if you get it with your bike tighten it every day to try to keep it from breaking. it sheers off the bolt if you do not keep it tight. so this is my advise and i work in a shop keep it tight and cheak from damage to the bolt at least 3 times a week and after every ride. good luck and be safe. might want it if your doing light riding no hard crazy NS or similar riding.

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Favorite Trail:   skytop

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   even cheep mongoose one was better than this one

Bike Setup:   Kona Stuff

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Ryan Lindh a Downhiller from Nova Scotia

Date Reviewed: April 19, 2002

Strengths:    none

Weaknesses:    week bolt
only one bolt
and it snapped


Bottom Line:   
Get a new post as soon as you can if you have one of theise

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Favorite Trail:   Switch

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Bike Setup:   2000 Kona Roast, Z-5 NorthShore DH ISIS

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Sum Won a Weekend Warrior from B.C. Canada.

Date Reviewed: February 4, 2002

Strengths:    Cheap.

Weaknesses:    Weak Bolt. The Seat clamp piece comes out of the tube part.

Bottom Line:   
Its cheap but that doesn't make up for how weak it is.Kids it is one scarey seatpost get a new one if you ever want to have children.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Came with my bike.

Similar Products Used:   Axiom alloy

Bike Setup:   a trick kona stuff

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Andrew a Downhiller from Ga

Date Reviewed: January 26, 2002

Strengths:    the shaft is strong, looks good

Weaknesses:    the bolt bends and you can't find another one to replase it

Bottom Line:   
Kona is the best bike company out there but they blew it with this seat post. But like other people have said buy the bike and throw away the post.

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Favorite Trail:   the good ones

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   stock

Similar Products Used:   other post

Bike Setup:   stock kona stuff

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by DH Girl Noway from Bellingham

Date Reviewed: October 18, 2001

Strengths:    Works, easy, strong-if your not landing on it

Weaknesses:    What do you ecpect for a $15 seat post??!!

Bottom Line:   
You all are fools if you expect something better than what it is for the price. If any of you knew how to jump and actually land as well, you would have no reason to be knocking this post. Any post can bend, any fixing bolt will break if you land your lard butt on it after a huck. All those who whine about this post should log off for a week, save the phone bill money and go invest in a better post. Kona makes the, I MEAN -THE- best product in the world right now. They will never be beat.**Titec as well as Interloc make a 30.0 seat post. Yes it's a cheep post, I give it a high rating because of the price, also, the guys up at Kona have the best tech service, they'll help you with anything within reason. Grow up.

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Favorite Trail:   Cultis Mtn.

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $15.00

Similar Products Used:   IRD

Bike Setup:   2001 Stab w/Shiver, XT, XTR

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Jason a Weekend Warrior from Canada

Date Reviewed: September 17, 2001

Strengths:    Pretty Kona logo

Weaknesses:    (1) The ridges for microadjust too weak - gets ground off too easily (2) Backward tilt range too limited - cannot even setup saddle to be parallel with top tube (3) The bolt bends with almost no effort.

Overall, weak weak weak.


Bottom Line:   
What a weak piece of crap. Micro-adjust ridges got rubbed off AND the seatbolt got bent on the 1st butt-landing from a fumbled bunny hop... For a seatpost put on an 'out-of-bounds hardtail' (Kona Roast), this seatpost is unacceptable. How can you huck with confidence knowing that if you slip, it's pretty likely that the bolt will snap and what's left of the seat clamp will spear you in your vitals?! A true black mark in one of the best hardtail freeride bike ever.

The seatpost size is rare (30.0mm) - a good replacement is very difficult to find. You won't be able to find Thompson Elite, RaceFace XO, etc. at this size. I've only been able to find one decent replacement option - a Syncros 7075 Al seatpost.(http://www.syncros.com/frameset.html) I'm not aware of any ti seatposts available in this size... If anyone finds one, please e-mail me and let me know.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Bike Setup:   2001 Kona Roast

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Jason a Weekend Warrior from Canada

Date Reviewed: September 11, 2001

Strengths:    Looks good.

Weaknesses:    Seatbolt bent after butt-landing a goofed 1' hop. It was on the first butt-landing on this post.

Bottom Line:   
Weak seat clamp mechanism (only 1 seatbolt, and a sketchy one at that...) I can't believe they put this thing on a freeride hardtail. Good thing it's covered by warranty.

Might be ok for full-suspension rig?

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Bike Setup:   Kona Roast.

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