Profile Racing FastForward Seatpost

3/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $70.00

Product Description

Profile FastForward

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Shawn Spencer a Cross Country Rider from Dublin, OH

Date Reviewed: March 8, 2002

Strengths:    Makes staying down on aerow bars more comfortable.
Better power stoke since your more over top of pedals.

Weaknesses:    When I come out of the sattle moving along at a good clip, 25+mph, typically maintaining momentum while attacking hills , I feel that my balance is a litte thrown off since the nose of the seat hits the back of my legs as I tend to throw the bike from side to side. Sometimes feel I don't have as much control of the bike, maybe a little bit too far forward, but only while approching speed of 35+mph on decents or with a good breeze pushing me along.

Bottom Line:   
Gets me over my pedals for a more efficeient stroke. Easier on my knees. Feel like I have more power from the seated position. More comfortable while down on my aerobars.

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Favorite Trail:   Paint Creek

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   Nashbar or Pricepoint

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Cannondale 2000, Shimano Ultegra Components, Cane Creek wheels, Profile Airstrike Aerobars

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Jeff Li from Hong Kong

Date Reviewed: February 28, 2002

Strengths:    looks good.. i like the way the brand profile is printed on the post to let u know how far the post is in the seat tube

Weaknesses:    bends

Bottom Line:   
ok.. this is the story.. i lent my intense tazer to my friend for a 10ft drop.. his feet slipped off the god damn pedal and sat on the saddle.. the damn thing just got bent

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Shun Lee Bicycle Co.

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by doug a Racer from los altos, ca

Date Reviewed: August 16, 1999

> forward offset

> poor design
> heavy

Bottom Line:   
what a piece of crap. while it seems to be the only choice for a reasonably priced forward post that provides enough forward (the thompson post provides ~1, and the torque-ti is EXPENSIVE), the design sucks. VERY heavy... probably a result of the large offset, so understandable. but how can a company with the word DESIGN in its name produce a seat that isn't adjustable enough to level most saddles on a 73 degree seatpost angle?!??!
i learned to live with it on my old bike, but didn't want to compromise when i bought a new ride. nope, mine wasn't a defective one, the new one in the shop wouldn't level either.
if you're considering one of these posts, make sure you add to the weight quote the weight of whatever fix you need to level the seat (mine needed a forged shim in the middle of the mouting assembly! who knows how long that will last.)bad design pisses me off... avoid this company.
one flamin' turd... zero if another reasonably priced alternative existed.

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Favorite Trail:   

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
thompson, standard post(s)

Bike Setup:   
trek 2100, y-77, syntace bars

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