Kore Elite 2 Seatpost

3.91/5 (58 Reviews)
Weight : 275 grams


Product Description

  • 6061 T-6 cold forged aluminum head
  • 2014 aluminum CNC machined tube
  • 4130 chromoly bolt
  • Single bolt adjustment & position
  • Laser engraved graphics


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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Laila Mnyusiwalla a Racer from Toronto

    Date Reviewed: April 29, 2003

    Strengths:    Looks, finish

    Weaknesses:    strength

    Bottom Line:   
    It cracked where the head is inserted into the tube after a year of light cross country riding under a 120lb rider. They are practically giving these away at pricepoint right now but do yourself a favour and get something you will not have to worry about.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Similar Products Used:   noname brands and syncros


    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Lindsay a Racer from Milford, Ct

    Date Reviewed: March 20, 2002

    Bottom Line:   
    It would be a nice post if it didn't keep breaking. The seat post came loose from the clamp and had to be sent back. After a good deal of delay they repaired my seatpost which lasted for another year. This time the seatpost bolt broke (supposed to be real strong!) and I have yet to get a replacement from Kore despite numerous attempts.

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    Favorite Trail:   Indian Ledge

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Purchased At:   Colorado Cycylist

    Bike Setup:   Litespeed

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Austin G. a Cross Country Rider from Brewster, NY

    Date Reviewed: March 4, 2002

    Strengths:    None....well maybe the looks, but dont let them fool you

    Weaknesses:    Everything

    Bottom Line:   
    Within one hour, not even an hour, of using this seat post, the nut stripped and loosened up. In all my years of riding, I have never seen a seat post wear out in 45 minutes. Seat posts on KMart bikes probably last longer. If you ride roads this might be ok for you, but i wouldnt trust it. Terrible....this thing is a disgrace.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $32.00

    Purchased At:   Internet


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by CMoss a Weekend Warrior from New Hampsha

    Date Reviewed: February 11, 2002

    Strengths:    Cool looking red, easy to adjust clamp, didnt break

    Weaknesses:    none really...I guess it could be more red than the kind of off red it is...clashes with other red bike components...we cant have that

    Bottom Line:   
    Its a freaking seatpost made of metal. It doesnt break. Its worth the money. It weighs 20 grams less than some taiwanese POS. IF you like logos, buy it. I had to dispense with mine because my new Fisher has a 31.6 and its a 27.2...now I will get a Bonty and leave the same review for it.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $30.00

    Purchased At:   cambria

    Similar Products Used:   generic, bonti,

    Bike Setup:   Iron Horse with better parts than the frame deserves

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Konian a Weekend Warrior from Singapore

    Date Reviewed: August 2, 2001

    Strengths:    None

    Weaknesses:    It twists and turns!

    Bottom Line:   
    Sucks big time!

    Went for a ride immediately after I put the post on and the clamp twisted to the left and right with every pedal stroke as I climbed the slopes! And I weigh in at around 160lbs, not exactly heavy enough to supposedly stree the post!

    Got a replacement at the LBS and gave it the benefit of doubt. But the same thing happened to the replacement post on the very next ride!

    LBS confirmed that it was probably due to some manufacturing defects with the batch I bought with. The way the clamp is slapped onto the post is highly suspect.

    Got my refund thereafter and went back to my heavy but trusty Kalloy (which gave no problems) before finally settling on Thomson.

    Count me out Kore! It's a pity there are no zero chillis here.

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    Favorite Trail:   undulating, usually

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $20.00

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Similar Products Used:   Thompson Elite, Kalloy

    Bike Setup:   Kona Cindercone, XT/LX drivetrain, XTR brake/shifter, etc

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by John a Weekend Warrior from Trenton

    Date Reviewed: May 7, 2001

    Strengths:    Lite

    Weaknesses:    Alum. nut under seat stripped on first ride. Try to buy just that part.... GOOD LUCK. Had to get one made by a machinist.

    Bottom Line:   
    Get a stainless steal nut under that seat!

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $29.00


    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Crazy Bit&% a Weekend Warrior from Upstate NY

    Date Reviewed: April 9, 2001

    Strengths:    -Light
    -Single-bolt clamp
    -Not too pricy


    Weaknesses:    -BENT IT!

    Bottom Line:   
    It was good...till it bent on a 4-foot drop a week ago.DAMMIT!

    Oh well--now I got a Thompson and IT'S ALL GOOD....

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $30.00

    Purchased At:   The internet

    Similar Products Used:   Thompson(only post I use now),generic

    Bike Setup:   S.C Chameleon

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Brian a Racer from Yakima, WA

    Date Reviewed: March 29, 2001

    Strengths:    Light and stiff

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    After the head came lose and broke on my last post , I went with the Kore Elite post. Been riding it for over two years now. I just changed out the old bolt for a new one. I learned that from my last post. Bolts fatique. Best choice I ever made for my rig. Soo easy to set up, micro adjustment,no stickers to peel off, bead blast finish so it doesn't slip!

    Keep up the great products Kore!

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    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $90.00

    Similar Products Used:   Syncros, easton


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Simon a Cross Country Rider from London

    Date Reviewed: March 23, 2001

    Strengths:    Light
    Cool looking
    Well made


    Weaknesses:    had to shim it to 30.8

    Bottom Line:   
    Giant having 30.8 as a seatpost size is a real pain - I had to shim from 27.2 and it nearly put me off this post. I'm glad it didn;t because the post is light, strong, and takes more buzz out of trails than other posts I've tried.
    In addition to this it (in black /silver logo) looks so cool on the bike. I knew I could trust Kore from my Kore lightbar II, and despite abuse, I was right.
    It seems to be discounted in the UK a bit at the moment, and better than new 'budget' alternatives such as the Raceface isis post, despite the Raceface name. Certainly a lot better bet than the Easton 50, with a much better micro adjust and strong single bolt clamp.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $35.00


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Rob from Louisville

    Date Reviewed: February 9, 2001

    Strengths:    Good craftmanship, and pimp appeal.

    Weaknesses:    None so far.

    Bottom Line:   
    Nice post, and looks good too. Has had some hard hits and keeps on hanging in there. This post has held up for me and i would recomend it to anyone.

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    Favorite Trail:   Inlaws Farm

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $100.00

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Similar Products Used:   Bontrager, & Dean.

    Bike Setup:   Spooky PitBoss,RaceFace NextLP,BB,HSet. Kore Elite stem,Riserbar. XT Drivetrain. Marzoc Xfly 100. Mavic & King spinners

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by mike from San Diego Ca USA

    Date Reviewed: December 21, 2000

    Strengths:    strong, flawless design

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    I knew I picked the right choice with Kore. Kore has been around longer than most of those other seatpost makers. I have had the Elite post with the ea70 tube for over 3 years without a problem. This post cant be beat and has a nice micro adjustment especially nice if you change it from one bike to another.

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    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Similar Products Used:   thompson


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Lance a Racer from Chandler AZ

    Date Reviewed: October 10, 2000

    Strengths:    everything you want in a post. Single big Ti bolt, no two bolt hassles.

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    Let see im 6'-4" 201lbs, ride everyday, two days with a minimum of 25 miles each day. I had a thompson post on one of my rigs, it fell apart, never go back to a two bolt system. I have had my kore Elite post for close to three years on my main squeez, and its been flawless! I bought it for $90, so I dont know were they got $143, must be canadian money. I will buy another Kore post. Killer stems too!

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    Favorite Trail:   ben's scoop,divers singletrack

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Similar Products Used:   Thompson, raceface


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by March a Downhiller from San Marco

    Date Reviewed: September 9, 2000

    Bottom Line:   
    I been using the Elite post for over two years. Its the most comfortable post I have ridden. Micro adjustment too! I tried one other post that had the two whimpy bolt system, one of the bolts broke and sent me flying-ouch.

    The elite has rub proof logos and is 400mm long, It cant be beat!

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    Duration Product Used:   2 Years


    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Dave a Cross Country Rider from Freehold, NJ

    Date Reviewed: August 6, 2000

    Strengths:    low weight, available in long lengths, finish holds up well

    Weaknesses:    single bolt clamp, high price

    Bottom Line:   
    I have used Kore stems for a while and never had a compliant. I needed to replace the control tech post, and thought this would be a good choice. The problem is the clamp will not hold the saddle. Seems after every ride the position has migrated towards the rear. I have tried 3 saddles, SDG and two WTB. It's always tightened to spec using a snap-on torque wrench. When I spoke with Kore they denied any problems, they said it was the seat rails were undersized. I do not want to bash this product, it's high quality and finished nicely. Kore should look into a 2 bolt design. I have a 2 bolt rock shox, used 3 months, on my hard tail and never had it change position. If only Thomsen would make an offset post in 350 mm! 3 flammers for the high quality, 1 flammer for the fact that it can't do the only thing I need it for, secure the saddle!

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    Favorite Trail:   Chimney Rock

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Similar Products Used:   control tech, rock shox suspension,and some no-name steel

    Bike Setup:   cannondale hard tail, also a super v100

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Kenneth Allen a Racer from Chattanooga, TN, USA

    Date Reviewed: May 11, 2000

    Strengths:    light weight

    Weaknesses:    poor reliablility

    Bottom Line:   
    I've been a mountain biker for 5 years, 3 racing as an expert and I have never had a product, or service on a product, that was as poor as this one. The first time the seat post broke at the collar, the second time it came it unglued, the third time the bolt which holds the thing together broke. The post has spent more time at the manufacture than on my bike. The last time it broke was during a race and since I didn't stop to gater up the parts the company refuses to warranty the thing--the first two times there was about a two month turn around. It really doesn't matter though I wouldn't put it back on the bike anyway. I should have learned my lesson the first time. Save your money by the Thompson.

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    Favorite Trail:   Rich Mountain, GA

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Similar Products Used:   Thompson Elite

    Bike Setup:   '99 Homegrown Factory Pro

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