Sette APX Carbon Seatpost Seatpost

4.88/5 (8 Reviews)


Product Description

If you cannot settle for anything but perfection then the APX carbon seat post is for you. High-end seamless carbon fiber tubing provides worry free durability and performance, while minimizing weight. 350mm long, 230g. 26.8 or 27.2mm diameter.


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Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dansbad a Weekend Warrior from kansas

Date Reviewed: December 11, 2010

Strengths:    Low cost, durable.

Weaknesses:    Slightly heavier than advertised.

Bottom Line:   
Smoothed out the ride on my hardtail. It has never slipped, moved or anything. I have never had a single issue with it. It weighted in at 240g. Not bad for a fifty dollar carbon seatpost. I do only weight in at 150, so I cannot attest to durability for heavier riders.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $55.00

Purchased At:   Pricepoint

Similar Products Used:   Bontrager SSR


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by appgap a Weekend Warrior from Green Mtn State

Date Reviewed: June 16, 2008

Strengths:    This is a light, handsome post.

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Great addition to your hardtail. Took 70 gm off of my setup and got a nicer ride.

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Favorite Trail:   my woods

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $49.00

Purchased At:   PricePoint

Similar Products Used:   Ritchey Comp, American Classic aluminum

Bike Setup:   Motobecane Fantom Trail hardtail

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Scott L a Racer from Harrisburg, PA

Date Reviewed: May 30, 2008

Strengths:    Light, strong, nice graphics.

Weaknesses:    It's not free?

Bottom Line:   
This is a diamond in the rough as far as seatposts go. It is pretty light for the cost. seems very solid so far, yet also sucks up vibration and the really small bumps a bit. Do not grease your carbon seatpost. A few sprays with hairspray will help keep it steady in your seat clamp. My seat never moves after the hairspray. Set it and forget it - it works!

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Favorite Trail:   Any and All

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $49.00

Purchased At:   pricepoint.com

Similar Products Used:   POS old seatpost

Bike Setup:   Old Trek 4100 on steroids.
Frame - Trek 4100 Alpha Aluminum
Forks - 2005 Duke XC, 100mm
Handlebars - Easton EA50 Flat, 25.4mm
Stem - RaceFace Deus
Front wheel - Mavic Crossmax Enduro UST Tubeless
Front Tire - IRC Serac XC UST Tubeless
Rear Wheel - Custom Shimano XT M770 hub/Mavic XM819 UST Tubeless, wheelsmith
double butted spokes
Rear Tire - IRC Mythos UST Tubeless
Seatpost - Sette APX Carbon
Saddle - Nashbar Race
Rear Deraileur- Shimano Deore XT
Brakes - Avid Single Digit 7
Cranks - Suntour SR
Pedals - Time ATAC Alium

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kevin a Racer from PA

Date Reviewed: July 31, 2007

Strengths:    Cheap, light

Weaknesses:    none so far.

Bottom Line:   
I had originally bought this seatpost for my daughter's bike. Like a dope, I didn't check the diameter of her current post. Needless to say, it didn't fit her bike. So, I decided to give it a shot on mine. I use 3 different saddles depending on the length of the ride, terrain, etc. I can always use another seatpost to make my life easier.

Anyway...I weigh >260lbs and have put over 300 miles on this seatpost. It is still alive. Not bad for a sub-$50 carbon seatpost. Definitely a little flexy under the strain of my obese frame. I have used it on all 3 of my bikes (1 FS and 2 hardtails) and am pleased thus far. It has made the hardtails a little less... well... hardtail-ish.

I must be honest and say that I am just waiting for the thing to explode on me. I have no right spinning on such a light seatpost. However, until that time comes, I am extremely satisfied with the purchase. It saved me a few grams and looks nice too.

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Favorite Trail:   all of them

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $49.00

Purchased At:   pricepoint.com

Similar Products Used:   thompson, easton, kalloy

Bike Setup:   Cannondale Jekyll w/ all XT, Fox Float RLC; Scott Scale 20; Old School 1994 Cannondale M800 Beast of the East

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Glen Stiles a Cross Country Rider from Woodland, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: June 25, 2005

Strengths:    Vibration dampening qualities, excellent clamp, easy to adjust, great price, looks trick, they have it in the hard to find 26.8 size

Weaknesses:    This would flex too much for anything more than aggressive xc riding.

Bottom Line:   
If you need a high quality carbon post for your xc steel hardtail, this is a great choice. I am pleased with the dampening qualities of the post, and the set it and forget it seat clamp is a work of art. The price is right, and It looks good too. I just picked one up for my road bike. It does have some flex in it- which I love and needed. If you need something ultra rigid, look elsewhere. If you need "mini suspension" to take the edge off of your hardtail, check this out. So I would give it six chilitos, but it only goes to 5...

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   pricepoint.com

Similar Products Used:   Bontrager alloy post

Bike Setup:   Bontrager Race

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by verne a Cross Country Rider from bay area, ca

Date Reviewed: June 6, 2005

Strengths:    Weight, clamp, it works, measurement markings on post

Weaknesses:    graphics? not claimed weight but still light

Bottom Line:   
This is a really good post for the money. There are not many reviews so I was hesitant to buy one even though the reviews there were are very positive. I am writing this because I think people need to be aware that this is a very good product. Its carbon and weighs less than the Thompson plus it has a two bolt clamp that has been easy to set up and has not moved. Bought it for about 50 dollars the only thing that it has going against it is that it is a Sette product, if you can look past that and are on a budget this is your post. Look at the other reviews of seatposts, many low cost posts fail immediately this is not one of those.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   pricepoint

Similar Products Used:   stock posts

Bike Setup:   XT.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by julio a Cross Country Rider from temecula, Ca

Date Reviewed: January 21, 2005

Strengths:    The lightest carbon seatpost you'll find for your money. It has height makings along the front of the post. This is great if you're constantly changing the height on your seat to adjust to your riding conditions. Normal seat angle adjustments and retention.


Weaknesses:    the seatpost comes in only two sizes. 26.8mm and 27.2mm. So chances are you will need to use a shim if you want to use this seatpost. Just remember to use a carbon compatible shim. Not an Aluminum one or you will trash the seatpost. One more thing don't try to secure your mountain bike to a bike stand using a carbon seat post as your clamping point. You will see your seatpost bent.

Bottom Line:   
Good seatpost easy on the pocket, saves you weight and looks good. This seatpost does it's job well. Carbon fiber is strong, I just wouldn't hange a 30 pound bike form a workstand using the seatpost as your clamping point, you'll see the seatpost bend. Sette also makes a seat post for road bikes it only comes in one size 27.2mm. It's also a little shorter, 250mm compared to the mountain bike vertion thats 350mm long.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Pricepoint.com

Similar Products Used:   Specialized carbon seatpost.

Bike Setup:   Haro Extreme X1, XT components, sette carbon seatpost, handbars and bar ends.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Danny a Weekend Warrior from Motor City

Date Reviewed: June 17, 2004

Strengths:    Lightweight, though 245g vs. 220g advertised. Strong, non slipping two bolt clamp (like Thompson)...the only kind I'll ever buy again. Height markings. Large allowable insertion range.

Weaknesses:    Not a setback design...if you care. Only two sizes available.

Bottom Line:   
So far...knock on wood...this has been a great improvement over the stock seatpost. It is considerably lighter and the clamp holds the seat exactly at the angle you put it.

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Favorite Trail:   Pontiac

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Pricepoint

Similar Products Used:   Titec

Bike Setup:   Specialized Epic, with shim.

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