Ritchey Logic Comp Seatpost

1.82/5 (28 Reviews)


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Ritchey Logic Comp


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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Sam Zaydel a Cross Country Rider from Highlands Ranch, CO

Date Reviewed: May 18, 2008

Strengths:    None at all.

Weaknesses:    Worst post that I ever had the displeasure to ride on.

Bottom Line:   
This is the worst post that ever had. In fact posts with no name at all performed better than this post. It will not keep its adjustment. Even riding on a straight road, the clamp gives way, and the nose of the seat pops up. I tightened it with a ratchet to the point where the post was creaking, and after one ride the clamp gave up again. This is a true piece of crap if I ever saw one. I have to say that based on experience with this product, I will not buy any Ritchey ever! Yeah, it was that bad. I am just sorry that I could not give this thing an overall rating of 0. I would if I could.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Came equipped with Bike


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Bart a Cross Country Rider from Zonhoven, Belgium

Date Reviewed: October 17, 2004

Strengths:    Nice looking

Weaknesses:    Slips from the first ride. Always changes angle backwords.

Bottom Line:   
My CUBE is a brandnew bike after they stealed my TREK 7000 in France. It's complete SHIMANO XT, Ritchey Comp. Only the seatpost is very bad.

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Favorite Trail:   terrils winterslag

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   janssen genk

Bike Setup:   Cube Ltd 5, XT, Rithcey

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Charles Cherry a Cross Country Rider from Southern Oregon

Date Reviewed: September 14, 2004

Strengths:    Very pretty.

Weaknesses:    Lousy engineering, does not hold seat at the set angle, and it cannot be made to do so.

Bottom Line:   
This post could be used as an object lesson for a first year design engineering course: Question, what's wrong with this design?

The angle adjustment relies on a steel serated piece to cut grooves into the aluminum seatpost. Even if the steel piece were well made, which it isn't, once it has cut the grooves, you won't be able to change it to a new position if you get it wrong the first time or change to a different seat.


But the steel piece is so poorly made that it doesn't cut clean, strong grooves in the aluminum, no matter how hard you clamp it. So, the pitiful, uneven, little groovelets it does make are easily torn off and the seat angle slips.

This is exacerbated but the fact that the steel piece is at the very bottom of the bracket, offering the greatest possible leverage by the seat to break the the hold.

The only good thing about this seatpost is its looks. It is really pretty. It would be great for a show bike that is never ridden.

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Favorite Trail:   Wagner Gap

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   Moore's

Similar Products Used:   Kalloy

Bike Setup:   Full suspension.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Jonathan Seely a Cross Country Rider from Grand Rapids, MI

Date Reviewed: September 18, 2003

Strengths:    Mmmm... none...

Weaknesses:    Seat always slips back, won't clamp right, bends easily, creaks constantly

Bottom Line:   
This seatpost absolutely sucks. It has to be one of the worst feats of mechanical engineering, ever. No matter how tight you tighten the seat clamp, within a week the seat will have cocked back so the nose is pointing to the sky. I can't believe what a piece of crap this post is.

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Favorite Trail:   Yankee Springs

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $33.00

Purchased At:   Village Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   Kalloy stock seatpost

Bike Setup:   2001 Kona Cindercone w/ stuff

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Tommi Bass a Cross Country Rider from U.K

Date Reviewed: September 17, 2003

Strengths:    It looks cool, black with silver text.

Weaknesses:    none...

Bottom Line:   
I wanted to get another rig built so i could just ride mellow stuff....the canals in the U.K. Cash was a bit low so i took a risk with this one guys. I only weigh 9 and a half stone..so i've had NO problems with this one at all. This products works very,very,very well for me cus i'm an ex fly weight boxer ie- mega light and fackin rock hard!

This is not burly post, it should not be used by burly chaps, they should get a Thompson etc.

The bottom line is it works!I have rode for about 1000 miles on this post, i jump the odd set of small stairs etc not one problem...Why? Because i used P.T.F.E tape on the bolt thread before i installed it on my bike!

If you like the pies, DON'T GET THIS POST, THE SADDLE MAY END UP IN YA ASS! ooohhh painfull ;-)

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Favorite Trail:   ya sisters house!

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Merlincycles.co.uk

Similar Products Used:   sick amount of cheap to mid priced stuff.

Bike Setup:   two wheels and stuff!

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by EB a Weekend Warrior from Denver, CO

Date Reviewed: July 25, 2003

Strengths:    Looks....

Weaknesses:    A post shouldn't be a seesaw... in other words, it doesn't hold its angle.

Bottom Line:   
I haven't had this component very long, so take this for what it is worth. You expect any company that puts its name right there in big bright white letters on a black background would have a decent product. Plus, all I want to think about is how badly my legs burn or where my resp. rate is lying. Anyway, the post doesn't hold the angle no matter how much your strain to get that bolt tight. You bump your tail on a small crack in the road and the post is going to give the angle up. I guess there is one positive... I never knew I liked a little angle with my saddle. All in all, I suggest you find something else. Research says the Thomson has promise.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Came with bike

Similar Products Used:   Trek product

Bike Setup:   Jamis steel hardtail, LX, SRAM 7.0, Marc. Z.1

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Bert a Weekend Warrior from Houston, TX

Date Reviewed: July 9, 2003

Strengths:    Lightweight

Weaknesses:    Does not hold its position

Bottom Line:   
Drop this seatpost before you walk out the bike shop. Creeks, squeaks and no matter how tight you think it is, it always shifts.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   came with bike

Similar Products Used:   Bontrager, other stock posts

Bike Setup:   Jekyll 600

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Otto Hammad a Cross Country Rider from North Brunswick, NJ

Date Reviewed: April 24, 2003

Strengths:    None

Weaknesses:    WEAK!

Bottom Line:   
I agree with everyone else out their - It comes lose easily. The other problem I had is I bent it. Mind you, I have been riding a long time and do ride almost every day and have never before bent a seat post. It's chep junk.

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Favorite Trail:   Anything!

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Came with Bike

Similar Products Used:   On sale $15 seatposts

Bike Setup:   Cannondale Gemini 900

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by spinjunkie a Racer from your mom's house

Date Reviewed: May 18, 2002

Strengths:    none

Weaknesses:    had a ritchey logo on it

Bottom Line:   
Another Ritchey piece of crap. This is a review for the WCS post. Never held the saddle tight from day one. Ritchey's answer was than I had an early production model and I needed the updated bolt kit. Put the updated bolt kit on and it still came loose. Ritchey then said to pull everything apart and grease everything. Questioned that logic but did it anyway. The reward? A seat that pointed up in the air and wanted to give me an anal probe for the duration of the Sea Otter XC race. I can think of other things I'd rather do than ride an entire XC course while standing.

I have since removed all the Ritchey parts from my bike and switched to more reliable stuff.

Sorry Tom but your company has digressed into a seller of department-store level parts.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   thomson, use, control tech


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by shadow a Cross Country Rider from Silver Spring, MD

Date Reviewed: January 28, 2002

Strengths:    none

Weaknesses:    Saddle slips no matter how tight the clamp bolt is.

Bottom Line:   
Originally bought because it was cheap. Waste of money. Switched to a Thomson.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Similar Products Used:   Thomson


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by JAMES STOCKSTILL a Cross Country Rider from HOHENFELS, GERMANY

Date Reviewed: January 26, 2002

Strengths:    None.

Weaknesses:    This has to be the single worst cycling product I haveever came into contact with, my seat slipped from the time I put it on, no matter how much I tightend the binder bolt. I can't remember exactly how much I paid for it, but it was to much. Save yourself alot of hassel and get a race face or tompson anything but A Ritchey...

Bottom Line:   
Don't waste your money, this thing is junk. I have had better luck with generic post that came off department store bikes!!!

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Favorite Trail:   To gillmans drop

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Stadlers

Similar Products Used:   XTR,RACE FACE,CODA,POST MODERN...

Bike Setup:   Aluminum hardtail, LX hollowtec, XT/XTR derailers,Z3,mavic 517's with XT hubs,RACE FACE XY,XT vee brakes, race light saddle...

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by John Less a Weekend Warrior from Dearborn, MI, USA

Date Reviewed: September 7, 2001

Strengths:    None

Weaknesses:    Seat won't stay put!

Bottom Line:   
In engineering design terms: This product is a piece of dog excrement. DO NOT WASTE YOUR $ ON THIS! In 16 years of mountain biking (and 20+ years of road riding, damn I'm getting old!) I have never had a seatpost fail to do its simple job properly. In this age of computer aided design, etc. it is beyond belief how Ritchey could design this piece of junk. If this is typical of their design process, its gotta make ya wonder about the rest of their product line.

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Favorite Trail:   Island Lake Rec Area

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Pricepoint.com

Similar Products Used:   Kalloy Uno; Control Tech; SR

Bike Setup:   K2 Razorback HT

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Ken a Cross Country Rider from Omaha, NE

Date Reviewed: August 24, 2001

Strengths:    Didn't break.

Weaknesses:    Clamp won't hold seat in place.

Bottom Line:   
This came stock on my FSR and I rode with it for a year until I got sick of adjusting the seat after every ride. I think I actually got more of a workout over the year adjusting this seat than riding. I'm 235 and ride aggressively and the post has never bent but I think that's because the movement of the seat absorbs all the good impacts. Finally tossed it and went to a Thomson (holds the seat like a rock).

2 chilis for not bending. Would probably work well for a light XC rider.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   OEM

Similar Products Used:   Thomson Elite.

Bike Setup:   99 FSR Elite. Hayes/XT/XTR and one crappy seatpost.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by madEG a Cross Country Rider from Germantown

Date Reviewed: August 16, 2001

Strengths:    inexpensive kalloy make, resonably light. It didn't last long enough to find many good things though...

Weaknesses:    too light? It bent badly right in the middle after less that 200 miles - approx 15 degrees backward, right where the seatpost met the seattube.

Bottom Line:   
I don't know what the deal is here... my friend has one of these on his santa clause wreckler hex, and it seems fine - but that IS a squishy bike, while I now ride a hardtail, so....

why did it fail so quickly? why would tom ritchey put his name on such a mediocre post? who knows...

at least it was cheap...

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Favorite Trail:   ssshhhh....

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $26.00

Purchased At:   universalcycles.com

Similar Products Used:   other kalloy, dean alu, avenir (which is really just another kalloy)

Bike Setup:   '01 xero absolute, with swell stuff on it.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jim a Weekend Warrior from Huntington Beach CA

Date Reviewed: June 15, 2001

Strengths:    Absolutely ZERO problems

Weaknesses:    Weight a little high

Bottom Line:   
My bike started life a year ago as a 2000 Enduro Comp, at 900 miles the BB threads failed and Specialized gave me a new frame (yay). All of my original equipment was transferred. The seatpost seat clamp has NEVER loosened. The post has NEVER bent. The graphics are starting to rub off. Big deal. I have 1210 miles of trail riding logged and the Ritchey seatpost has NEVER been a problem. If there is a 30.9 post that is lighter and as strong please e-mail me.

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Favorite Trail:   San Juan,

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Supergo

Similar Products Used:   can't remember

Bike Setup:   2001 Specialized Enduro frame, Fox Float RC, Shimano XT splined BB and cranks, Shimano 747 pedals, Hayes discs, Mavic 317 rims, original Manitou SX-LT 100 mm fork, XT cassette wi. 11-34,

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I am servicing my clipless pedals because the end cap fell off. I want to do a bearing count. When I took them apart I had 13 bearings on the outboard most part of the spindle and 15 on the inboard most part of the spindle. Does anyone know if this is the correct amount? Thanks EdRead More »

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