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USE Alien RX Shokpost Seatpost

2.25/5 (4 Reviews)


Product Description

Our road/cross specific post is a shorter travel version of the acclaimed XCR. Incorporating our proven coil and elastomer internals, the RX offers pot-hole and frost heave eating suspension without energy-sapping, pedal-induced bob or pogo. For 2001 we have added the revolutionary Alien seat clamp and increased the travel to 1.5" - the RX continues to be the undisputed lightest suspension seat post in the world!


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Roland Hanbury a Weekend Warrior from London, England

Date Reviewed: January 13, 2008

Strengths:    Light weight, not sensitive to saddle position, no bobbing, easy to service

Weaknesses:    Quality control

Bottom Line:   
Impressively light and works well, but the one I bought had lubrication in the wrong place so the top bushing wore out in a couple of weeks, and the preload adjuster plug was undersized so it fell out if you tried to adjust it.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $130.00

Purchased At:   ChainReactionCycles.com

Similar Products Used:   Post Moderne Cushy SL, Nitro Pro

Bike Setup:   Custome Ti Audax Frame from Setavento, Shimano Ultegra etc

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Luis Margheritis a Weekend Warrior from Santa Clarita, Ca., USA

Date Reviewed: February 22, 2005

Strengths:    Light weight. Aside from that there is little other appeal. Look for other reviews on the internet concerning durability and ease of use.

Weaknesses:    Quality control is the #1 biggest complaint I have. If you purchase one remove the seat clamp from the head of the seat post and check the head to be sure it is true. My local shop and I inspected roughly 10 to try and find me one that did not cause the seat to list to one side due to improper machine work on the head. We were unable to find one that I even found to be "close enough". I am currently using Cannondale's Carbon seatpost and waiting for a reply from U.S.E. / Epic

Bottom Line:   
Like I mentioned above. If you are very particular about quality this is not a product for you. This product is exactly what they advertise. (lightest/strength in the market). Nothing more. I like the clamp technology and I applaud them for enginuity. If only they had the quality control.

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Favorite Trail:   Mount Pinos McGill Trail

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   Big Ring Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Cannondale Carbon Wind

Bike Setup:   cannondale, full Dura Ace including the new Dura Ace wheels

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Babar the elephant man a Weekend Warrior from orlando, florida, america

Date Reviewed: April 12, 2003

Strengths:    N/A

Weaknesses:    Everything except the colors. every time i sit on it it bottoms out -i only way 130- so this is a truely sad piece of metal. noisy jerky extremly loose p.o.s.

Bottom Line:   
a pitiful thing for a pitiful compny. dont buy. buy something on e-bay first.

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Favorite Trail:   most all

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $110.00

Purchased At:   naeberhood bike store

Similar Products Used:   godforbid that -big lots merchandise-

Bike Setup:   N/A stock

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Adrian von Borcke a Weekend Warrior from Cuffley, Herts., UK

Date Reviewed: October 10, 2002

Strengths:    Low weight, looks, excellent size adapter 'shims'

Weaknesses:    very awkward seat rail clamp, dubious reliability, high price, small diameter tubing

Bottom Line:   
The very awkward 'Alien' seat rail clamp is not only exses-sively complicated to install, but its off-set design is bound to break even CrMo saddle rails rather sooner than later. Worse is that after less than 50 miles of light duty use my XCR ShokPost creaks badly when any lateral force is applied. The USE 'boys' so far have been most unhelpful and suggest the noise originates elsewhere (b.s.!!!). Verdict: overpriced, not even suitable for light duty use, lousy customer support - in short: spend your money elsewhere!

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Favorite Trail:   Hertfordshire hinterland

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   Evans/London

Similar Products Used:   RockShok suspension seat post

Bike Setup:   MTB/Trekking bike used for daily commuting

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