Titec Hell-Bent Seatpost

4.69/5 (13 Reviews)
Weight : 350 grams MSRP : $79.95


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Product Description

Make getting off-the-back easier, and go over-the-front less! Our Hell-Bent DH post is KnockRated™ (our sure sign of unquestionable durability!), and offers more backset than any other MTB post, putting your weight further behind your bike to help tame even the wildest descents.
  • Material: 7075-T6 Heat Treated Aluminum
  • Offset: 38mm (1.5")


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    Reviews 1 - 13 (13 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Zeke a Weekend Warrior from Chicago

    Date Reviewed: July 12, 2010

    Strengths:    Cheap, adjustable, works as it should

    Weaknesses:    none that I've found

    Bottom Line:   
    I picked this up real cheap to replace stock seat post. Nothing wrong with the old one but this one was just sexy with the black finish and red logo. Been a couple years and have had no problems with it; no creaking, holds the saddle firmly in place and is easily adjustable.

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    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $10.00

    Purchased At:   ebay

    Similar Products Used:   stock aluminum post

    Bike Setup:   98 Specialized Rockhopper

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by George a Weekend Warrior from MD

    Date Reviewed: July 4, 2006

    Strengths:    its strong!

    Weaknesses:    heavy

    Bottom Line:   
    i thought the post would put my weight back too far, but it makes agressive riding MUCH easier. i definitely recommend this seat post!

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $40.00

    Similar Products Used:   raceface w/ layback

    Bike Setup:   giant AC1 (2001)

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Wayne a Cross Country Rider from Monument, CO

    Date Reviewed: April 14, 2006

    Strengths:    Geometry of the seatpost is great. Great solid seatpost.

    Weaknesses:    Bolt tightens into the gel part of my WTB saddle. No issue just makes me frown :(

    Bottom Line:   
    I'm 6'2" and this post was the perfect fix for my Large bike. They say to get the smallest frame you can fit on and I was feeling a little cramped until I got the Lincoln Town car of seat posts. This post moves your center of gravity back so you climb in the saddle better. You decend without having to slide off the back of the saddle on 90% of the fun stuff you used to need to. The really steep stuff well... Overall this is a great post, heavy duty but for us clydes if it survives the ride it's worth a weight penalty. It also makes the bike look exotic.

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    Favorite Trail:   Mt. Herman

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $40.00

    Purchased At:   BICYCLEBUYS.COM

    Similar Products Used:   Straight posts

    Bike Setup:   Cannondale Jekyll

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Hunski a Cross Country Rider from Hillsboro OR USA

    Date Reviewed: June 26, 2005

    Bottom Line:   
    It gets my weight further back which gives me more confidence on downhills.On the other hand,it make my front tire bob on uphills.I compensate by sitting on the front of the saddle,which is a little uncomfortable.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $50.00

    Purchased At:   universalcycles.com

    Bike Setup:   Giant NRS 1

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Jeremy Hennessey a Weekend Warrior from Stillwater, OK

    Date Reviewed: May 9, 2003

    Strengths:    Very strong, sets up a larger cockpit for those of us with longer torsos.

    Weaknesses:    Heavier than most, but not too noticable.

    Bottom Line:   
    Great product. I couldn't find anything else that gives as much cockpit room. I got a smaller frame to have better maneuverability. With this seat post it gives the bike a great feel. The difference of a few ounces doesn't make a difference to me as far as weight is concerned. Overall, it is exactly what I needed.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $45.00

    Purchased At:   eBay

    Similar Products Used:   Nothing with this much setback.

    Bike Setup:   Kona Dawg, stock.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Chris Rowan a Weekend Warrior from Brockton, MA US of A

    Date Reviewed: March 4, 2002

    Strengths:    This bad larry is strong!! and its is a climbers best friend.

    Weaknesses:    Definitely Heavy..but not so much that I really care

    Bottom Line:   
    I had snapped two seat posts over 2 - 3 years. Saw another guy on the trail with one and flagged him down. bought it and have had it for a year. Totally improves my handling and I have long ass legs, so my knees are quite happy about it also. If you are someone (like me) who likes a little smaller frame for better handling then this post is perfect for you. Also if you like to climb anything other than paved hills, it helps.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $50.00

    Purchased At:   Harris Cyclery, W.Newton MA

    Similar Products Used:   Titec Alu. Bontrager Race light.

    Bike Setup:   96' Kona Killuea (nice steel prestige frame), XT, Mavic, Marzocchi Bombers yadda yadda

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by JUSTIN POSSIEN a Cross Country Rider from FLAGSTAFF, AZ USA

    Date Reviewed: August 1, 2001

    Strengths:    STRONG, LOOKS REALLY FUNKY, MORE ROOM IN THE COCKPIT- ALL MY HEIGHT IS IN MY TORSO , MAKES FOR GOOD CLIMBING WITH MORE WEIGHT OVER THE BACK TIRE.

    Weaknesses:    HEAVY, LOOKS REALLY FUNKY

    Bottom Line:   
    IT IS OUTSTANDING IF YOU NEED A LOT OFF REAR OFFSET AND WANT SOMETHING THAT WOULD SURVIVE A NUCLEAR WAR. IF YOU ARE COUNTING GRAMS LOOK AT THE THOMPSON OR RACEFACE....

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    Favorite Trail:   SHULTZ CREEK

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $70.00

    Purchased At:   MINGUS MTN. BIKES

    Bike Setup:   00 TREK 8000 HARD TAIL XT/XTR

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Dr. Love a Cross Country Rider from Orono

    Date Reviewed: June 5, 2001

    Strengths:    The thing is build like a tank!

    Weaknesses:    A bit on the heavy side but so am I after a big mac

    Bottom Line:   
    WICKED!! It extends the bikes cockpit and also gets more weight over the back wheel. Astetically, the hellbent makes the bike pretty gnawly. I also found that the bike seems to handle faster. FIVE FLAMING TURDS!

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    Favorite Trail:   Ganaraska

    Duration Product Used:   6 months


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Buster Highman from San Gabriels of SoCal

    Date Reviewed: January 15, 2001

    Strengths:    Poppin wheelies!
    ITS LASTED A LONG-LONG TIME


    Weaknesses:    Cannot lower post for harsh landings or descents. But get over it and keep a second post/saddle to slip in for jumps.

    Bottom Line:   
    Great for technical climbing, because it wheelies over any stump or bump just by leaning backwards.

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    Favorite Trail:   TopSecret

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $420.00

    Purchased At:   I cannot recall,for I was too stoned

    Similar Products Used:   All

    Bike Setup:   COVE stiffee

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Andy a Weekend Warrior from MA

    Date Reviewed: June 6, 2000

    Strengths:    Built like a Sherman tank, pretty cool looking

    Weaknesses:    Nit on the heavy side, tricky initial saddle set up

    Bottom Line:   
    I am built like a 5'10" Tattoo from Fantasy Island. I have short legs and a very long body (I ride a 15.5 frame) so fitting into traditional MB sizes has always been hard. This post combined w/ a longer stem dials me in. It's a great product that fixes a big problem for me, and it also is pretty cool looking on the bike.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Bike Setup:   Specialized Stumpjumper M2, XTR, Judy xc

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Tony Arnold a Weekend Warrior from Omaha, NE, USA

    Date Reviewed: April 5, 2000

    Strengths:    Geometry changes, added comfort, Strong (Very Strong), once the saddle is adjusted it will not move or creap.

    Weaknesses:    Heavy, Saddle adjustment a little challanging

    Bottom Line:   
    I was in between sizes on the Moab I so I went with the smaller size. I was glad to be able to add the Hell Bent post because it gave me an extra 2+ inches of seat travel. With the extra travel I was able to get the perfect fit and have a bike that is good on longer rides and technical trails.

    I have been using the post since its introduction for almost 2 years (if memory serves correctly) and have had no seat movement and it has supported my heroic build of 225lbs.

    Great seat for more than just downhillers.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Bike Setup:   Schwinn Moab I (Reynolds 525), Judy, Sun Mammouth, Revolt Tires, WTB Saddle

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by tommy a Weekend Warrior from woodside

    Date Reviewed: March 23, 2000

    Strengths:    everything

    Weaknesses:    heavier than other seatposts

    Bottom Line:   
    My frame was too small for me so i didnt have much top tube room. i got this seatpost and a slightly longer stem and i was able to extend my arms a little more. Although its meant for downhill, it works great for street and xc. It also makes the bike look better

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Similar Products Used:   kalloy uno

    Bike Setup:   schwinn carbon homegrown, spins, judy100

    Overall Rating:4
    Submitted by marco1 a Cross-Country Rider from Europe

    Date Reviewed: June 23, 1999

    Strengths:    
    -bike geometry change, lenght


    Weaknesses:    
    -bit on the heavy side
    -awkward saddle adjustments


    Bottom Line:   
    I bought this seatpost to alter my riding position to more race oriented, so far this seems like an ideal setup for me since I don't have to use mega long stem to get to long&low riding position. Post is fairly heavy and saddle adjustment is not too handy but seems strong though.
    I'd wanted to get the RaceFace but this was half the price so ....

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    Duration Product Used:   
    3 months

    Bike Setup:   
    Schwinn HT/ Z2 bam

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