Oval Concepts M600 Seatpost

4.11/5 (9 Reviews)
Weight : 266g MSRP : $24.98


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Product Description

Made of 2014 aluminum, the Oval Concepts Alloy Seatpost provides the perfect mix of strength and lightness. An ovalized inside reduces weight and increases rider comfort, while marine-grade stainless steel bolts eliminate rust. The Oval Concepts Alloy Seatpost has 25mm of fore/aft adjustability.


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Reviews 1 - 9 (9 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kavevey a Cross Country Rider from Switzerland

Date Reviewed: August 11, 2008

Strengths:    Beautifully finish and design. Easy and reliable attach to the saddle. The two bolts are in excellent quality and you can find it anywhere if needed to be replaced.
Nicely painted and give a nice feeling to have it on your bike.


Weaknesses:    Couldn't find yet

Bottom Line:   
Excellent upgrade. Value every Penny.
Who should buy it? I will recommend it to everyone who would like to change even just for the fun of having, Italian design, Taiwan CNC quality and swiss perfection and precision.

I am using the R700 which is for Road bikes on my TCR. It is light for the aluminum

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Favorite Trail:   Singles Mont pelrain, Plaid

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $95.00

Purchased At:   UniqueSport 966

Similar Products Used:   EA 70, Bontrenger,


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dean a Weekend Warrior from Upper St N.Y

Date Reviewed: March 6, 2008

Strengths:    Light, strong construction. Very easy to set up and saddle stays in place. Good price. A quality item at competative price point.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Great post. Light and strong. Easy set up and good strong clamp with 2 bolts. Fit and froget just like it should be. Nice finish. Difficult to say more. Does the the job at well under the price of competition.

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Favorite Trail:   Next challenge.

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   LBS


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by S Crotum a Weekend Warrior from U.K

Date Reviewed: October 7, 2007

Strengths:    Light and strong with a good solid finish. Easy to set up and it's been 100% reliable. Great price for a post that weighs only 220grammes.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Great post that is 100% dependable for me.

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Favorite Trail:   Penmachno

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Bikes-you-Like

Similar Products Used:   Thomson, RaceFace, Easton, X-Lite and USE.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ben Dover a Cross Country Rider from England

Date Reviewed: August 19, 2007

Strengths:    Great light and strong post. Good clamp...easy to set up and adjust and tight. Good finish and no slips.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Excellent post... no probs and easy to use good and dependable. Very good price and really light......Excellent post!

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Favorite Trail:   Grizedale forest

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   LBS

Bike Setup:   Turner 5

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Marty Pritchard a Weekend Warrior from Portland. Or

Date Reviewed: August 13, 2007

Strengths:    Light and stiff. Good and simple clamp arrangement. The right price.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
As soon as I fitted this seatpost I knew that it is a really good quality item. I guess that if you are going to bring a seatpost today in the present market place then it has got to be very good.... and this one is, basically it should sell for much more than it does and that would be right. At this price it is awesome! Decent weight and finish make this a winner. I have had no clamp problems or slippage issues.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   X-Lite (trash), Easton, Raceface.

Bike Setup:   Giant Trance 2

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jack a Weekend Warrior from Peak District U.K

Date Reviewed: August 13, 2007

Strengths:    Solid/ strong/ ease of set up/ light/ good price.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Can't fault this post...hammered it for a few months now and it is just fine. Easy to set up and does not slip. No slippage in the frame either and I'm 200lbs. Really light weight and a good price too. 5 chillies.

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Favorite Trail:   Coed-y-Brenin

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   LBS


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Greg Matthews a Cross Country Rider from U.K

Date Reviewed: August 12, 2007

Strengths:    Very light, strong and well made. Dependable and easy to install a saddle. Very good value for money.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Excellent post.....I was worried my these reviews but I have had no trouble at all. Being a car mechanic ( hence quite handy )...and realising that this is a German product & I have the stem and bar too... I knew that the set up would need to be gradually tightened to eat into the aluminium and grip well and that it does. I have not used a torque wrench but have had so far no trouble and am delighted with it. Oh and no creaks either. There is no other post that competes at this price point.

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Favorite Trail:   Gwydyr Forest

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Bikes-You-Like

Similar Products Used:   XTR post, Thomson, Selcof, WTB, Acor and Ritchey

Bike Setup:   Marin Rift Zone

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Bryan a Cross Country Rider from Essex, VT, USA

Date Reviewed: August 30, 2005

Strengths:    Light weight

Weaknesses:    Clamp requires precise torque adjustment to hold position, and is easily damaged by overtorquing. No torque or assembly instructions available. Oval Concepts customer support is not good.

Bottom Line:   
The Oval Concepts M600 mountain bike seatpost is lightweight and the quality and finish of each part is good. The small, serrated crescent-shaped washers on the clamp bolts will be easy to lose and hard to replace. Setup requires more attention to detail than other seatposts that I have installed, and you must precisely torque the bolts on the friction style clamp. No torque values or instructions are included in the packaging for this product or on the product website. Because clamping bolt torque is critical, adjusting seat angle or fore-aft position while on the trail is not practical.

During initial setup the seatpost clamp slipped and I incrementally increased the bolt torque until the clamp held position. In the process I bent the top clamp due to overtorquing. I contacted Oval Concepts through their website and after exchanging many emails over an 8 week period they finally provided a replacement top clamp and specified the bolt torque value of 15 N-m. They would provide no other setup information than a torque value.

Meanwhile, I experimented to find a way to successfully set up this seatpost and here is what I learned. This seatpost has a friction-style clamp, so it has to be clean and dry at assembly and you have to get the clamp bolt torque right. If you lube the clamp bolts be extremely careful that no lube finds its way onto the clamping surface. I install the screws dry. You need to use a torque wrench with this seatpost. Not enough torque and the clamp will slip. Too much torque and you will bend the top clamp. Once the two clamp bolts are hand-tight, carefully torque in quarter turn increments alternating left to right side until both bolts are torqued to 15 N-m. On the first ride the clamping surfaces will wear in, so you have to re-torque after riding briefly on a rough surface. Check between rides to maintain the torque since wear, vibration and temperature variations may cause bolt loosening over time.

My 2 cents. I would not buy this product or anything from Oval Concepts again. The finicky seatpost clamp assembly is disappointing, but the slow and highly unsatisfactory customer support is what will keep me from becoming a repeat customer. In my experience the technical people at Oval Concepts appear reluctant to provide assistance to their customers. I purchased the seatpost from www.universalcycles.com because they had the lowest price. Note that Universal Cycles has a policy that they do not take product returns once the packaging is opened.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $46.00

Purchased At:   www.universalcycles.com

Similar Products Used:   Multiple


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by John a Racer from Wisconsin

Date Reviewed: August 1, 2005

Strengths:    Looks, supposed amount of setback

Weaknesses:    Won't hold it's setting

Bottom Line:   
I purchased this post to get 20mm of setback for my steel hardtail. First off, 20mm is just not feasable as the seat angle changes with the positioning backwards. This means that when your saddle is level it's only using a few mm of the setback ajustment. Go any further and your saddle is looking at the stars bmx style. I found this out lap 2 at a 24 hour race when mine slid back and stipped out leaving me riding wheelies through the singletrack. Don't even waste your time or money on this product, mine is going back for the distributor to deal with...

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $55.00

Purchased At:   Distrib

Similar Products Used:   Thomson

Bike Setup:   Doesn't matter

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