Control Tech Suspension Seatpost Suspension Seatpost

2.4/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $150.00


Product Description

Control Tech Suspension Seatpost


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Walter Ford a Racer from Sacramento

Date Reviewed: February 17, 2000

Strengths:    None

Weaknesses:    VERY heavy I have the SU-2

Bottom Line:   
Bottom line buy the Rock shox post, it is lighter and more adjustable, this is a PIG, I get about 3/8 travel at best, it is sticky and barely works, for the money I am very dissapointed. Lots of looseness in the post out of the box, it will turn about 10 deg from side to side....

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Favorite Trail:   Anything in Marin, what's left anyway!!

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Rockshox

Bike Setup:   '99 Homegrown custom, 80mm SID XC, Nukeproof hubs, Velocity Rims, XT gruppo

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Seth wealing a Cross-Country Rider from Indiana

Date Reviewed: April 29, 1999

Strengths:    
very even travel. smoothness of the travel is a huge plus. super adjustable if you know how to work on them


Weaknesses:    
didn't come pre lubed. had to take apart and butter it with slick honey


Bottom Line:   
this is the bset post out there. as far as the dirt goes, i race in mud fests every race, and i just put a lizard skin for front forks on it, and it keeps all mud/gunk out. super good product

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Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Bike Setup:   
i use this post on a 9800 trek carbon hardtail, and it takes the bouncing rear end and keeps it on the ground

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Mike a Cross-Country Rider from Salt Lake ity

Date Reviewed: March 19, 1999

Weaknesses:    
Poor design at best


Bottom Line:   
This post was heavy and had limited travel. My biggest complaint was that the design allowed dirt to get into the post and badly gouge the slider tube and ruin the performance. The post actually seized up twice in muddy conditions.

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months


Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Scott a cross-country rider from Boston

Date Reviewed: March 1, 1999

Bottom Line:   


It's a great post. I've used a couple of the U.S.E., and had them rock all over the place after just a few rides. The Control Tech isn't cheap, but it's solid and works well. It's a super simple design, too, and relatively easy to work on and set up. Another good product from the folks in Washington

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Jim a cross-country rider from PA

Date Reviewed: February 12, 1999

Bottom Line:   


I've purchased two of these posts. On the plus side, the workmanship is very good. Also, the posts come in a few sizes that, at least for us, eliminated the need to use seat tube shims. However, there are many drawbacks. Suspension travel is minimal. I weigh 175 and even with the firm elastomers and lots of preload I get about 0.75 inch of sag and 0.25 inch of actual suspension travel. These posts do not use a rubber dust boot. Instead, there is a hard plastic outer tube that covers the internals and slides up and down with the suspension action. This gives the post a clean look and is useful for measuring suspension travel (use a zip tie). Unfortunately, this outer tube traps mud and dirt, essentially putting the nasty stuff in the post rather than keeping it out! My 27.2 post is badly gouged by dirt that gets trapped by the boot. Another drawback is weight. These are heavy posts--the 27.2 weighs 490 grams. Finally, they're not cheap. To summarize, these are heavy, expensive suspension posts that offer minimal travel and are prone to dirt contamination. I give it one star--three for an average product, less two because I expected a lot more from a Control Tech product.

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