Litespeed Litespeed Mountain post Seatpost

2.15/5 (13 Reviews)
MSRP : $100.00


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Litespeed Litespeed Mountain post


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Reviews 1 - 13 (13 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bernard Kazmierczak a Cross Country Rider from Raleigh, NC USA

Date Reviewed: April 6, 2007

Strengths:    Absolutely the best designed seatpost there ever was. It is a joy to behold!

Weaknesses:    None whatsoever.


Bottom Line:   
This seatpost is a legendary absolute work of art! It's a shame that Litespeed does not make it any longer. Snap up every one you can, mountain or road!

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Favorite Trail:   Umstead Park NC

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Every other seatpost, including Campagnolo, Alien, Easton, Salsa, Ritchey, American Classic.

Bike Setup:   98 Litespeed Ocoee, full XT, Rock Shock SID Race, 22 pounds

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Bill Kershaw a Weekend Warrior from England

Date Reviewed: October 14, 2004

Strengths:    Light, flexy, finish. Very comfortable, had for over 2 years with no problems.

Weaknesses:    Poor design. I laughed reading the other reviews, 'cos I had exactly the same problems. I think it was going dark when I finally managed to get flite saddle in situ. That was after BFI treatment and much angry wrestling with it. A bit pricey. Needs to be tightened up really tight otherwise saddle slips.

Bottom Line:   
Nice and comfy, but pants design.

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Favorite Trail:   Skiddaw Round, Lake District

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   John Atkins Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Thomson, Syncros

Bike Setup:   Lookout Mountain

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Mark a Cross Country Rider from Sheffield, VT

Date Reviewed: April 20, 2003

Strengths:    light. very flexable.

Weaknesses:    the clamp

Bottom Line:   
The clamp on this post is horrid! If the bolts weren't made of titanium they'd never handle the torque you have to put on them just to hold the seat in place. I had to sleeve something over the allen wrench just to get the clamp tight enough to keep the seat from not popping up vertical when riding off road. Getting the seat rails into the clamp to begin with is unnecessarily difficult, requiring serious force just to open the clamp up enough to get the rails in on both sides. I've never had any other seatpost require so much effort and hassle to keep the seat in place. I rode the leather off the sides of my last seat just to avoid the headache that installation and adjustment requires. I've never given a thought to any of the other seat posts I've owned. For the expensive price of this post Litespeed should be able to provide a truely functional clamp. At least their frames are great.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   local shop

Similar Products Used:   sevarl other posts (ritchy, easton, etc.)

Bike Setup:   Litespeed Ocoee

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Phil Orosco a Racer from CA

Date Reviewed: October 29, 2002

Strengths:    Look Cool

Weaknesses:    Impossible to mount seats, which is very ironic.

Bottom Line:   
WHoever designed this post should be shot. What were you thinking? It ended up in my closet for 3 months because I COUNLDNT FIGURE OUT HOW TO TAKE THE SEAT OFF!!! I thought it was me, but luckily after reading these reviews I realized its the stupid post. When I finally used a screwdriver to pry the clamp open with brute strength I was rewarded with a squeaky post. Thanks Litespeed!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Obed

Similar Products Used:   Thomson

Bike Setup:   98 Obed with all the fixings

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Dave Harvey a Cross Country Rider from San Marcos,Ca

Date Reviewed: December 25, 2001

Strengths:    Nothing special so far, except it matches the bike. It is light, but not that light

Weaknesses:    I could not mount the seat without going back to the bike shop. With 3 of us prying with screwdrives and pushing it finally snapped on. Seat was a common Sella Flite, the bike mechanic stated he was going to call Lightspeed and tell the m the design is the worst he has ever seen.

Bottom Line:   
Don't buy it! I should have sent it back, I actually scratched it trying to get the seat mounted. My feeling is if Lightspeed wants to be known as the 'premier' offroad Ti company they should pull this product immediately and give purchasers some kind of credit! It's crap!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Lots of em

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   Supergo

Similar Products Used:   Synchros Ti, Thompson Alum, Kore.

Bike Setup:   Bike weighs 21.3 lbs- with all light stuff

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by JOE from SPOKANE WA

Date Reviewed: November 6, 2001

Strengths:    PRETTY, LIGHT, GREAT RIDE

Weaknesses:    BENT THE FIRST ONE, BROKE THE NEXT

Bottom Line:   
I loved the ride. After 3 years my first one bent. Litespeed gave me a new one 7 months later I broke it in two. ? I'm not even gonna bother going for a third - maybe a carbon Easton this time?

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $100.00

Bike Setup:   LITESPEED OWL HOLLOW HT

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Brandon a Cross Country Rider from VA

Date Reviewed: November 8, 2000

Strengths:    Pretty, absorbs shock.

Weaknesses:    Pain in the ass to set up.

Bottom Line:   
It is a major pain in the ass to install a seat on this post. It is the stupidest design I've ever seen. I don't know how I'll ever get the seat off. A woman will struggle with this post since it takes brute strength to install and I imagine even more strength to remove. It shouldn't be so difficult to work on what should be one of the simplest parts of a bike. Very disappointing from Litespeed.

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Favorite Trail:   Wasatch Crest Utah

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $90.00

Purchased At:   Frankford

Similar Products Used:   XT

Bike Setup:   Litespeed Pisgah, SRAM Shift Kit, Cooks Cranks & BB, King HS, Precision Billet Brakes, Altec Levers, etc.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Nico Vonk a Cross Country Rider from Holland

Date Reviewed: January 15, 2000

Strengths:    It's light , it's beautiful , it does its work.

Weaknesses:    Price.

Bottom Line:   
In the three years that i've been riding with this seatpost
it never let me down, it stays in place , it didn't bulge or crack or anything else.
It's just a very good seatpost.

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Favorite Trail:   Houfalize

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   Syncros.

Bike Setup:   Litespeed Ocoee FS , litespeed stem , RS Sid xc , Titec Ti
Hellbent bar , Boone Ti chainrings , Actiontec Ti cassette ,
Syncros Revolution cranks , Phil Wood Ti bottombracket ,
Hayes disc-brakes , Mavic Crossmax .

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by jerry a Cross-Country Rider from corvallis, or

Date Reviewed: July 21, 1999

Strengths:    
easy to set-up, comfortable


Weaknesses:    
cost


Bottom Line:   
I have ridden my post fairly hard and have had no problems, I like the flexy nature of the post, it has added great comfort to my hardtail...

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
Race Face XY, others


Bike Setup:   
Litespeed Ocoee

Overall Rating:2
Submitted by sinbad a Cross-Country Rider from san deiego

Date Reviewed: May 2, 1999

Weaknesses:    
pricey - flexy


Bottom Line:   
buy a ti post everyone told me.....but no one actually had one. So i bought it. biggest mistake I made. I hear ya Jason...that reaks what they did to you bro...I was gonna check out the Litespeed range for my next rig...but after getting this flexy post and reading your review people...think i might check out the Merlin range...peace out

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Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
uno, kooka


Bike Setup:   
cannondale

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Litespeed a Racer from Jenkile

Date Reviewed: April 30, 1999

Weaknesses:    
too short.....


Bottom Line:   
well i got this sucker thinking it was a prime way to lighten up my rig, 3 rides and the top snapped off.. i ended up in hospital as a result with a concusion and 14 stitches up my leg where it gouged me. Not impressed at all. You think your buying gold, but what you really get is nothing more than tin. Steer clear

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Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
kalloy, titec


Bike Setup:   
dbr wcf

Overall Rating:2
Submitted by Poiter a Weekend Warrior from washington

Date Reviewed: April 30, 1999

Strengths:    
nice finish


Weaknesses:    
expensive - not worth the cash


Bottom Line:   
so much money - so much squeaking - mine buldge too

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Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
syncros. american classic .


Bike Setup:   
unicoi

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Jason a Cross-Country Rider from Australia

Date Reviewed: April 28, 1999

Strengths:    
lightweight, nice finish


Weaknesses:    
length...they just dont make it long enough


Bottom Line:   
We pay a shitload of money for this stuff in australia. I put a buldge in this post right where the slit in the frame is...it was on the max line and litespeed didn't want to deal with it..after spending over $2000 for frame - post jersey etc - they told me that I had it incorrectly inserted...sorry guys..the max line was just inside the frame. not outside....might get me a syncros or something else next time...you pay the big dollars and get little results.....let them know how much it stinks at tirules@litespeed.com .... support a fellow MTBer....all the experts say it SHOULD have been a warranty...but litespeed in their infinite wisdom slagged me out...NO SOUP FOR YOU !!

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Favorite Trail:   
Parklands QLD Australia

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
tioga, uno, shitter, and anything else while i sent the litespeed seatpost back for warranty


Bike Setup:   
litespeed hiwasse hardtail
xt,xtr combo, judy xc 96
raceface bb - cranks

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