Ritchey Comp Seatpost

3.8/5 (5 Reviews)
Weight : 305 grams

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Product Description

  • Two-bolt design
  • Low profile clamp
  • Strong and light 3-D forged one-piece construction
  • Wide saddle cradle support system
  • 6061 Material
  • 250/300/400 Length

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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by BokorSolo a Weekend Warrior from Prince William, VA, USA

Date Reviewed: December 25, 2009

Strengths:    Inexpensive (came installed on bike), strong, problem free, looks pretty slick on my ride, clamp design is pretty sturdy.

Weaknesses:    It is a bit on the heavy side for XC hardware.

Bottom Line:   
This is great as far as original hardware goes. Better than all that Kalin or Kalloy stuff that comes on other bikes. This has been completely problem free for me, but I do ride only XC on this bike, there are no drop offs or step downs or anything like that for me. If you are a free rider or a big hit rider I can see how the clamp might slip under your usage. For a regular XC guy like myself, this is good old set it and forget it hardware. Just tighten the bolts under the saddle and ride.

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Favorite Trail:   Fountainhead Regional

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Bike Setup:   Single speed.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by consumer2112 a Weekend Warrior from Washington, DC

Date Reviewed: August 15, 2009

Strengths:    Inexpensive, good clamp

Weaknesses:    Weak if you bang it hard

Bottom Line:   
After a small fall when my feet slipped off the pedals and my rear hit the seat (I have a hard tail 29er), the Ritchey Comp bent about 10 degrees. I thought it was a rather small fall for a big bend like that so I'm not so satisfied and now am thinking of buying a thompson elite.

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Favorite Trail:   Schaeffer Farms

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $65.00

Purchased At:   Nashbar

Bike Setup:   Motobecane 29er

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Hollis a Cross Country Rider from Nashville

Date Reviewed: April 5, 2009

Strengths:    solid performer

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
inexpensive with solid performance, no complaints.

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Favorite Trail:   Hamilton Creek

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Kore, RaceFace, American Classic

Bike Setup:   Giant Reign

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by kevin m a Cross Country Rider from pa

Date Reviewed: November 5, 2007

Strengths:    cant really think of any.. it was good while it lasted.

Weaknesses:    weak. i bent it. logo wears off quick too..

Bottom Line:   
good for the price i guess. but too weak if your really into biking and/or are a big guy. i do mostly aggressive xc and some downhill. i bought this just because i broke two steel bolts in a row with my last seat post which was stock..... i do weigh 235 tho. keep that in mind

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   lbs

Similar Products Used:   stock seat post. it was a easton EA30

Bike Setup:   06" rocky mountain hammer. steel. downhill rims.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Buridan a Cross Country Rider from Northampton, MA, USA

Date Reviewed: June 25, 2007

Strengths:    I ride mostly cross country and I've found this seatpost to be very reliable and problem free. The seat clamp holds the saddle rails securely, with no slipping whatsoever. It's very stiff and looks good. I've never had the problems described with the other Comp models or had to adjust the seat clamp in the two years that I've used it. It does its job well, plain and simple.

Weaknesses:    NONE.

Bottom Line:   
This seatpost has worked extremely well for me. I've thought about upgrading to a Thomson, but I can't justify spending the extra money for just the bling factor. Besides, there's less than 15 grams difference between them.

My Comp model is the same model currently pictured on the Ritchey website. I've never had any issues with Ritchey products - stems, headsets or seatposts. In fact, when I needed a new crown race for my WCS headset, I emailed Ritchey about how much one would cost. They responded by sending me a new one in the mail - priority - two days later. I was shocked. Granted, it's not an expensive part and easily thrown into an envelope, but the personal and prompt attention extended by the Ritchey representative said volumes - great products and great customer service!

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Favorite Trail:   Dry and Fast

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   L.L. Bean Outlet Store

Similar Products Used:   Cheap Kalloy

Bike Setup:   Specialized Rockhopper - upgrades on everything (literally) but the frame.

Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

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