McMahon Ti seatpost Seatpost

2.4/5 (5 Reviews)

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McMahon Ti seatpost

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Christian a Cross Country Rider from Berkeley

Date Reviewed: July 30, 2003

Strengths:    Lively ti feel. The shaft's not aluminnum

Weaknesses:    It bends. the titanium shaft is bonded to an aluminum top

Bottom Line:   
That Thomson Elite 27mm x400mm is an excellent "fire and forget" post...its strong and light for its strength (1st post i didn't bend) However, McMahon Titanium seatpost is noticiable more lively and comfortable, almost helps in controlling the hardtail over sppedy rocky descends.

This is my 2nd review. although I was dismayed that teh McMahon Ti seatpost bent I still use it for general xc riding, betting that the ti post will stay bent and not break. I still switch to the Thomson Elite for races and gnarly trails.

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Favorite Trail:   Pauley Creek

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   McMahon site

Similar Products Used:   lots of even more crappy (& OEM) aluminum posts - bent thme all. and still use one excellent aluminmin post - Thompson's 27mm x400mm

Bike Setup:   '98 Kona cromolly steel (4.5# frame) with '03 Marz,. MX eta 105mm fork, yellow selle ti gel saddle (not the lightest seat, but sure feels good)

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Alex Shapiro a Racer from Urbana, MD

Date Reviewed: November 5, 2001

Strengths:    Very lightweight Ti

Weaknesses:    Very flexy/it snapped

Bottom Line:   
After many years of being a gram weenie and destroying less than adequate parts,I now replace with stronger more durable items. This post is downright dangerous. If I had sat down after it just fell apart in the middle of the tube, I would have created a new bunghole. The Ti is so thin and sharp.

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Favorite Trail:   Mt Allamuchy (24hrs of Allamuchy)

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   Aluminum posts,Synchros Ti

Bike Setup:   Litespeed Obed 20.5 Lbs

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by christian evans a Cross Country Rider from berkeley

Date Reviewed: April 5, 2001

Strengths:    looks...?

Weaknesses:    hard to adjust the seat rails
weak...has bent!

Bottom Line:   
it's ti...but it's bent! what a let down! :( Grrrrr...

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Favorite Trail:   downieville: butchers-2nd divide

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   CBO cambria

Similar Products Used:   2 alum. seatposts from $25 to $40

Bike Setup:   Koan Lavadome z2 atom bomb, ti rail gel sel flite saddle

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Eric H a Racer from Durham, NC USA

Date Reviewed: January 28, 2000

Strengths:    Looked good, rode well

Weaknesses:    QUALITY!!!!!

Bottom Line:   
My seatpost was not even 1 1/2 years old, I was riding over a pretty mellow terrian, and the seat snapped out from under me leaving a jagged stub for me to sit on, been trying to contact Mcmahon about this issue and cant seem to find ANY way to conatct them, so in my opinion the Customer service sucks. I bought titanium becuase of its durablity and flexible nature......did not expect to have it snap out from under me!!

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Favorite Trail:   Nantahala / tsali, NC

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Bike Setup:   Kona cinder cone frame, Manitou FS-TI shock, XTR drive train, TITEC Hellbent bar, Avenir Titanium Bar ends, Bontrager seat, and Cyclone Cranks

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by edward a Cross-Country Rider from MA

Date Reviewed: September 5, 1999

reasonably light, reasonably priced, nice looking, easy to install


Bottom Line:   
Very easy to install, light, nice ti shaft with bonded aluminum head. Not as trick as some of the high zoot ti posts but it does the same thing, absorbs high frequency trail vibration, period. I would buy another one of these any day, they are CHEAP, mailorder for $59 bucks, and are nicely machined and fit perfectly into your seat-tube.

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
moots ti, syncros ti, lots of other average aluminum posts also

Bike Setup:   
FS URT bike, also tried it on a hardtail

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