Moots straight-lace seatpost Seatpost

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Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Talabardio

Date Reviewed: May 26, 2013

Strengths:    Works well, lasts forever.

Weaknesses:    Changing saddles is an incredible pain in the ass. this is a really really bad design.

Bottom Line:   
It is cleanly made and works well, but the design is horribly flawed when it comes time to change saddles - difficult to put it mildly. Moots selling a special tool for $15 to try and make up for this flaw does not ameliorate the situation.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Andreas a Cross Country Rider from Feldafing

Date Reviewed: November 10, 2008

Strengths:    A follow up. defined flex, durability (in use for 10 years now with 220 to 260 lbs to keep up with moderate XC riding, many times changes of saddle), looks, titanium

Weaknesses:    price

Bottom Line:   
No complaints here. Does proud an reliable service under a heavy rider. Changing the saddle seems a bit adventurous at first, but the clamp mechs hold out. The defined flex you get is very wellcome. Noi sliding. Was expensive, but is a part I would buy ANY time again.

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Favorite Trail:   yes

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   Rabbit

Similar Products Used:   Thompson (very good also), NC17, ROOX

Bike Setup:   TREK OCLV 9900 for some years, the frame is retired now. Now doing service in a Marin Bear Valley ldt. ed.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Mike a Racer from Fort Worth, TX

Date Reviewed: March 12, 2007

Strengths:    nice ti...and made a surprising difference in ride smoothness....had a cheapo $10 stem before in a 4k+ plus bike. Always thought how much of a difference could it make?

Weaknesses:    The aluminum seat clamps that slide in the post fracture.....I called Moots and they said this is normal, sometimes they only last a season...$12 please. I was shocked, pay this price for a ti stem and have a flimsy part the fails routinely...and from Moots, my expectation being I buy Moots it will last a lifetime

Bottom Line:   
I really like the post, but the seat clamps make this a no go for me next time around.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   used

Bike Setup:   Vamoots, Dura Ace

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Anthony a Cross Country Rider from Portland, OR

Date Reviewed: January 27, 2007

Strengths:    Beautiful welds, very strong, looks nice, feels like it absorbs bumps.

Weaknesses:    The seat will not stay at the correct angle for the duration of a ride. No matter what I try or how tight I get the bolts, the seat angle always adjusts so the tip of the seat angles up, not comfortable. Plus theres always the jokes on the trail from people who see it. Maybe there is a function to the seat clamp, but I find it to be a pain. Its a lot of effort to switch out sadles or clean the insides. A 15$ tool in addition to a 120$ post? No thanks.

Bottom Line:   
You would think that for 120$ you would get a perfect stem, but thats not the case. Its obnoxious to have to readjust the seat angle in the middle of rides and after rides simply because it wont stay put. I'm 6'4 and 175 pounds, so not like Im pushing the stem to its support limits. After spending this money, I wish Id gone with dean or a thompson. If your going to pay a premium price why should you have to deal with design flaws? Sure it looks beautiful and the welds are great, but in the end I wouldnt recomend this post to anyone.

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Favorite Trail:   Smith Creek

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   moots

Similar Products Used:   Thompson

Bike Setup:   Custom Ti Carl Strong frame.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rain Man a Cross Country Rider from Australia

Date Reviewed: July 27, 2006

Strengths:    Ti. Smooth clean and bright. Fantastic welds. Innovative clamping system. Very light and strong. Has some flex which soaks up the trail vibes.

Weaknesses:    None that I can find...maybe price.

Bottom Line:   
This Ti post is a lovely looking creation from the masters of Ti, Moots. The welds are incredibly good, smooth and uniform.
I like the innovative clamping system, it is simple and strong, and never moves once tightened down.

Once you change your saddle a couple of times, the clamping system is very easy to use.

Like all Moots products, it is expensive, but well worth the $$$'s in my opinion. The post gives a nice soft ride on a hard tailed SS bike with the natural flex of good titanium.

Coupled with a good Ti-railed saddle, the ride is very smooth indeed.

I have no complaints at all, I love the look and feel of Ti, and the Moots seatpost is a very fine example of what a seatpost should be.

This very good seatpost is one of the best you can buy.

I give it 5/5.


R.

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Favorite Trail:   Local singletracks.

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   Moots

Similar Products Used:   Thomson, Easton, Bontrager, etc..etc..

Bike Setup:   NinerBikes SIR 9 SS.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Cliff a Cross Country Rider from Wellington, NZ via Poto and San Juan Trail

Date Reviewed: July 9, 2006

Strengths:    Craftsmanship, Ti, simplicity, durability, flex, weight

Weaknesses:    zero

Bottom Line:   
I was considering going back to a sus post now that I'm back on a hardtail. Once I thought about it I knew a quality Ti post would provide the bump softening I was looking for without the weight penalty of a sus post. The Moots delivered. LIGHT WEIGHT AND SMOOTH.

WITH REGARDS TO THE SEAT CLAMP - I FOUND IT TO BE QUITE EASY TO CHANGE SADDLES. REMOVE THE BOLTS AND ALL YOU NEED IS A SCREW DRIVER TO SPRED THE CLAMP OPEN - THE DIRECTIONS WERE EASY TO FOLLOW AND INSTALLING MY SADDLE TOOK LESS THAN 2 MIN.S [YES I TIMED IT - AS I HAD READ A FEW REVIEWS INDICATING THAT IT WOULD BE DIFFICULT].

Buy it if you want the best.

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Favorite Trail:   Hermosa Creek

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $135.00

Purchased At:   BeyondBikes.com

Similar Products Used:   Over the years: Control Tech, Kalloy, Ritchey, Thompson, various alloy and carbon Bontragers, RockShox suspension post

Bike Setup:   29er hardtail, GF Paragon, mix of SRAM and Shimano, NoTubes wheels, Maxxis tires

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brian a Cross Country Rider from Yakima, WA, USA

Date Reviewed: March 31, 2005

Strengths:    Duh....it's ti

Weaknesses:    it's a complete pain in the arse to swap out saddles

Bottom Line:   
Bottom line is this seatpost is the best you can buy. It's light, bombproof, and of course...it's titanium. I'll give you all some advice on swapping out the saddles. First, buy the spreading tool (available from moots for around $15); you can probably find a similar tool at your local home depot. The moots design is an efficient one piece design with an aluminum insert. Use the spreaders to open the gap in the seatpost as much as possible. Have an assistant push the upper part of the aluminum insert that rests on the rails over the rails freeing the saddle rails from the post. You can easily remove it from this point. Reverse the process to put the new saddle on. Make sure it's a saddle you really like so you only have to do this once. Other than that this saddle is great!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   150

Similar Products Used:   Thomson, Easton, Titus

Bike Setup:   Moots Smoothie, full XTR, moots ti stem, moots ti seatpost and new specialized alias saddle, FSA carbon bar

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Matthew Tryon a Cross Country Rider from San Diego, CA

Date Reviewed: December 9, 2004

Strengths:    strong, light, forgiving, absorbs vibration very well.

Weaknesses:    adjustability can be a PITA...

Bottom Line:   
I happen to be one of those people who believes ti is the greatest thing on the face of the planet. If there's a place to put ti on my bike, it going there... For a long time it didn't make a difference to me, but the fact that I don't feel beaten up after every ride makes a difference, especially when my @$$ is involved....IMHO. I noticed a difference immediately, but then again I'm biased. Great modulus of elasticity, and it's held up after some brutal riding in the sierras. I recommend it...

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Favorite Trail:   any that will take me

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   moots.com

Similar Products Used:   Thomson

Bike Setup:   Kish Ti, shimano, hayes...yada, yada, yada

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Mibo a Cross Country Rider from UK

Date Reviewed: January 10, 2004

Strengths:    Craftsmanship, holds saddle securely, quite light, you buy it because its TI, not to lose the equivalent weight of a chocolate bar!!!

Weaknesses:    Non, just the fiddly clamping system.

Bottom Line:   
Beautifully crafted post, very strong & light, probably the nicest seatpost ever to be seen. Fitting the saddle between the clamp plates was a bit annoying, trying to remove it p*ssed me right off. Swapped back over to another Thomson just because my saddle is on and off all the time (cleaning a constantly filthy bike!)and can't be doing with messing around with the clamp system more than once!!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Moots

Similar Products Used:   Thomson Elite

Bike Setup:   Cove Hummer

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Marjan Tkavc a Cross Country Rider from Slovenia

Date Reviewed: July 28, 2003

Strengths:    Titanium, simple design, light weight, durability,
absorbing imapcts.


Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
It is quite big bucks you pay, but it is well worth it.
I like the looks of it. It is simple and powerful.
It really absorbs vibration and imapcts. In combination
with my WTB Laser V Stealth it gives me very nice plush ride.
When I first bought it the diameter was wrong being too small. And because the customer support at MOOTS is great they replaced it even after 6 month of use. It was sinking
into the frame all the time and I blamed the frame. Anyway now that I got the right diameter the seatpost is great.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   mountainbikes.net

Similar Products Used:   Titec, Tranz-x and some more no-names

Bike Setup:   Rewel Ti, Marzocchi, xtr/xt

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Andreas Klauser a Cross Country Rider from Feldafing

Date Reviewed: June 10, 2002

Strengths:    keeps going, else look below

Weaknesses:    none whatever

Bottom Line:   
It an update (see below). I can't kill this thing, and if I cannot, you can't either (self being 240 lbs). It is really amazing. It was extra expensive when I bought it, but it is well worth the price. Don't be repelled by myths of flexiness of Ti posts. Highly, most highly recommended.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   Rabit Herrsching

Similar Products Used:   some in my two other bikes

Bike Setup:   Trek OCLV

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by yuri a Cross Country Rider from Ottawa

Date Reviewed: July 26, 2001

Strengths:    Very light, very simple design, flawless manufacturing

Weaknesses:    Cost?

Bottom Line:   
An excellent design that, if you have the cash, is well worth the cost. After bending seatposts for a couple of seasons I spent the money to upgrade to the Moots and have never looked back. This seatpost is one of the lightest designs out there and is so well made it will likely survive WWIII with Keith Richards and the roaches...

I had some slippage with the seat rails after a season and a half but after running a file across the two Aluminum "clamps" I have had no more problems. The clamping mechanism is dead simple and, after the first time you put a seat into it, you won't have any problems installing or removing saddles.

The seatpost does absorb some trail shock and vibration compared to something like a Thomson but don't expect to get the equivalent of a soft-tail or suspension seatpost!

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Favorite Trail:   foreplay

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   UIC

Similar Products Used:   Dean, Thomson

Bike Setup:   DeKerf Team WCS

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dave a Racer from Springfield MO

Date Reviewed: February 6, 2001

Strengths:    This is a great seatpost! I raced a full year on it over a variety of trails. It did a great job dampening vibrations and is very strong. (I weigh 186). If you are going to buy a post, don't waist your money on a carbon, this post out performs them in every aspect.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Buy it!

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $100.00

Similar Products Used:   Thomson, Easton

Bike Setup:   Cannondale F3000SL, Fatty Ultra, Mavic USB Tubless, Full XTR.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Pascal NEPPER a Weekend Warrior from Luxembourg (Europe)

Date Reviewed: August 21, 2000

Strengths:    Very light
380 mm long !
Strong enough
Vibration dampening


Weaknesses:    Price, but you get what you pay for

Bottom Line:   
This one is one of the lightest AND strongest, + it dampens small shocks ! Forget the price and go for it.
It's a better choice than buying seatposts that are uncomfortable, heavy, and bend.

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Favorite Trail:   Street, trials

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $130.00

Purchased At:   CBO

Similar Products Used:   Al seatposts from several brands

Bike Setup:   Merlin Taïga 15" for trials, jumps,... . XTR, Mavic, Race Face, ...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by hugh a Weekend Warrior from nm

Date Reviewed: July 31, 2000

Strengths:    light
excellent craftmanship
dampens
precision work, fits moots frames perfectly.


Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
light, vibration damping, functional post, holds seat well.
beautiful. best seatpost ever used in 35 years pscyling.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   lots

Bike Setup:   moots..have multiple moots seatposts (laidback and straight)on different bikes

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