Aireon Suspension Post Suspension Seatpost

3.4/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $40.00

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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

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Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Waldo a Cross Country Rider from Orange County

Date Reviewed: January 1, 2006

Strengths:    Cheap, reasonably strong, does what it's supposed to do

Weaknesses:    Side-to-side play (of course)

Bottom Line:   
I hadn't done any real trail riding until I got this post. Back problems were keeping me off the bike most of the time, and on the road when I did ride. For $10 this was an experiment that tought me a couple things. My back can handle more trail riding than I thought (well worth $10); These type of posts will have some lateral play, but I can live with it up to a point (still worth $10); a little suspension goes a long way toward taking the sting off those small-med bumps (also well worth $10). For the first month of weekly rides,it was fine. After that, and as I started riding more often, it became sloppier. It is touchy about adjustment: Too loose and it swings about 15 degrees from side to side. Too tight and it becomes a rigid post.

The most frustrating thing about this purchase is wishing I could get a premuim suspension post at a reasonable price - there's a huge gap from these cheapie posts up to the truly good ones. It's hard to justify spending 10 percent of the cost of a decent F/S bike on post to make my old hardtail more bearable. If someone came out with a decent suspension post - no side-to-side play and rebuildable - for under fifty bucks, I'd be at the front of a long line to buy one.

4 chilis for low, low price; but 2 for quality. Overall it's a worthwhile investment at $10-30 for anyone who's a casual rider or doesn't mind a pivoting seat. If you have the money to burn or are touchier about having the seat move under you a bit, then look to the $100+ posts.

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Favorite Trail:   Yes!

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   SuperGo (may it rest in peace)

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Trek 6500zx, Marzocchi Bomber LT fork, Easton lo-rise bars, Race Face stem, Candy SL's.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Thomas Coffin, Sr. a Weekend Warrior from Manquin, VA. USA

Date Reviewed: September 10, 2005

Strengths:    Cheap! Cheap Cheap!

Weaknesses:    There is a little side to side play, and it is a bit touchy with the adjustments

Bottom Line:   
This takes the edge off of my aching butt! I too can't afford the FS I want, so I decided to go with the Rockhopper and add this post. It is great for the casual trail riding and long saddle rides. I take it off for races as the weight of the unit is a little on the plus side. Overall though, for $7.00, I could not paa it up. Great product.

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Favorite Trail:   Poor Farm Park

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $7.00

Purchased At:

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   05 Specialized Rockhopper with Manitou Axel forks, Shimano setup all the way around.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by andrew a Cross Country Rider from La Mirada, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: June 5, 2004

Strengths:    Price, Price, Price, oh, and it works pretty good too...

Weaknesses:    weight, and production variations

Bottom Line:   
For the price, it can not be beat. 35mm of travel just right to take the edge off. I especially like it for road riding - it is just the thing to deal with pavement expansion joints.

There seems to be a problem with consistency in production. Mine had no problem with side to side play. Even the RockShox post I tried had this problem. A 2nd post I picked up at Supergo had a lot of play. Even though it is adjustable, I could not eliminate it without causing the vertical travel to bind too much.

I retired the post to use when I pull my son on his "tag-along tandem" bike which attaches to the seatpost. It is a strong post and handles this duty with ease. I now use a Thudbuster G3 for my 50/50 trail and road riding.

For road riding only, I feel the Aireon post is better than just about all - regardless of price. A version of this post with better/lighter materials would be my choice for a road bike, and would get 6 flamin chilis!

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Favorite Trail:   Fullerton loop

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $19.00

Purchased At:   Supergo

Similar Products Used:   RockShox, Cane Creek Thud-Buster - original and G3

Bike Setup:   14" Ti hardtail frame / 100-120mm Manatou Black fork / Avid 7 brakes and levers / XT derailleurs and 12x34 cassette / XTR crank with 46,34,19 rings / Paul's thumbies 9spd Thumb Shifters / XT-bontrager Mustang wheels / WTB 2.0 Nanoraptor (R) - 2.0 Enduroraptor (F) tires / vintage 15 degree bend flat bar.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by javan a Weekend Warrior from anchorage, alaska

Date Reviewed: March 3, 2003

Strengths:    price!

Weaknesses:    spring is weak for fatties .....

Bottom Line:   
Like the post before, you can't beat the value. sure it's not great, but for 20 bucks, what do you expect. it works wonderfully for that little money.

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Favorite Trail:   hillside

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   supergo

Bike Setup:   trek 4500

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by erich tiz a Weekend Warrior from oaktown, CA

Date Reviewed: October 27, 2002

Strengths:    cheap, works reasonable well

Weaknesses:    not a whole lotta rage fro preload adj. heavy, action drags a bit.

Bottom Line:   
My tailbone was killing me, and until I can afford a decent FS bike, this will have to do. It did solve the problem. IT weighs in at around 530 grams. preload is set with an allen screw at the base of the post. It doesn't give you a whole lotta range and if you don't set the clamp right, it either drags or slops around. The adjustment is pretty touchy. Pretty cool for a cheapo suspention post tho!

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Favorite Trail:   tamarancho

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   supergo

Similar Products Used:   hard stock post

Bike Setup:   2000 Giant Yukon wtih hite rite, Rockshox Duke Race fork and clipless pedals

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