Hydrapost SR2 Suspension Seatpost

3.91/5 (11 Reviews)
MSRP : $90.00

Product Description

Hydrapost SR2

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Reviews 1 - 11 (11 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mark a Weekend Warrior from ohio

Date Reviewed: March 16, 2003

Strengths:    Smooths out jolts. Nice dampening prevents pogoing.

Weaknesses:    Comes in any color as long as its black.

Bottom Line:   
wouldn't ride without one with a hardtail

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $75.00

Purchased At:   factory

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John a Cross Country Rider from Melville, NY

Date Reviewed: August 23, 2001

Strengths:    No stiction, no rotation, Great American workmanship

Weaknesses:    Weight

Bottom Line:   
This post is beautifully engineered. The steel races and bearings should provide long lasting rotation-free/stiction-free operation. I know it aint full suspension, but anything that allows my 40 year old butt (and back) to spend more time in the saddle, with less fatigue is worth the admission price. I have looked at many other more expensive posts before this purchase, and the basic design of the Hydrapost (simple and solid) was it's major selling point.

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Favorite Trail:   Rocky point Preserve

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $89.00

Purchased At:   Hydrapost Web

Similar Products Used:   Some other no-name piece of cr@p that began rotating 1 month after purchase

Bike Setup:   Ross Mt Katadin oversized aluminum frame, XT drive train, XT brakes, Manitou Mars carbon fork, Terry Liberator seat.

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Mike a Cross-Country Rider from Antioch, CA

Date Reviewed: May 27, 1999

The only post with true damping, roller bearings, offset clamp, reliable.

Heavy. Action not super smooth. Some rotational play. Needs seatpost shim.

Bottom Line:   
Pretty reliable and technically sophisticated compared to other seatpost shocks. A little on the heavy side. The price is right. Look at the others from a technical perspective. This shock is the most advanced. Other shock use bushings, elastomers, and have no damping. This one has a coil spring, oil damping, and roller bearings. The seat clamp is offset to the rear so you can slide your saddle back far like most non shock seatposts. Anyone know how to take one apart to change/bleed the oil? 4 smokers only because it's the heaviest seatpost out there. Buy a light saddle to offset the weight. Having to use a seatpost shim is also a slight negative.

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Favorite Trail:   
Ridge Tr.

Duration Product Used:   
more than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   

Bike Setup:   
Cannondale Killer V-HT.

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Dante Lanzetta a Weekend Warrior from Birmingham, MI

Date Reviewed: May 3, 1999

Bottom Line:   
I have TWO Hydra-posts and have been pleased with them, BUT one now could use some work -- and I can no longer reach the company. Does anyone know if they are still in business? If so, is there a new address/phone number?

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Duration Product Used:   
more than 3 years

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by scot a cross-country rider from wis.

Date Reviewed: February 22, 1999

Bottom Line:   

I have the original Hydrapost,don't know year- ran it with a flexstem first couple years(pre-rockshox years). It has outlasted two frames and still going! A little portly, but hey so were those first two bikes. I hear the newer models are lighter, so I will definatly get another if this one EVER breaks.

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Bob a weekend warrior from MA

Date Reviewed: June 12, 1998

Bottom Line:   

No stiction (ball-race bearings), no pogo, just a good bit more comfortable than a fixed post. It doesn't feel much heavier to me than my original (fixed) seatpost, so I've no complaints there (I believe the earlier versions were heavier than they are now). No slippage on the shim at all. They've been making these since 1989 and they come with a 3 year warranty, so fears about durability are unfounded I would say. Check it out at http://www.hydrapost.com

Overall Rating:2
Submitted by mr a weekend warrior from na

Date Reviewed: June 10, 1998

Bottom Line:   

Have used on the back of a MTB tandem for a couple of years. The Hydrapost is way too heavy and now will have to be replaced as it has lost all of its damping. We're going to try something different and hope for more durablility. The products performance was acceptable when new.

Overall Rating:3
Submitted by Jim Glover a cross-country rider from Pensylvania

Date Reviewed: April 4, 1998

Bottom Line:   

We had a Hydrapost on the rear of our tandem. Benefits: very smooth travel, which is super important for the stoker; it was really the only product available at the time. Drawbacks: weighs a ton; it eventually lost all of its damping oil; shim system for different seatpost diameters is not a good solution (although it is inexpensive for the manufacturer).

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Mike a cross-country rider from Northern New Mexico

Date Reviewed: March 10, 1998

Bottom Line:   

I had a Hydra post on my Diamond Back hardtail for a couple years (95 96). I liked it a lot. It was the black original model, a tad heavy, but so was the bike frame. I have riden other suspension posts, namely the USE Post and I prefer the springs in the hydra over the elastomers. With the hydra, you felt you were floating over stuff, with elastomers they just deadened the jolts. This difference in the springs over elastomers is the reason your seeing more and more springs in suspension forks and less elastomers in the newer ones. The motorcross bikes have been up on this for years. -1 for the weight of the one I had.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Link a cross-country rider from na

Date Reviewed: February 19, 1998

Bottom Line:   

For specs, picture, etc... of the Hydrapost products... go to
ignore rating, this is not a product review. I haven't seen much marketing about the SR-2. Or any of Hydra post's products...So if you have one please post a review.
Their home page has a technical diagram of the guts of their posts. A little weighty, but they swear that there is no side-to-side or pivotol play.

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Henry Krates a weekend warrior from Minnesota

Date Reviewed: February 15, 1998

Bottom Line:   

've had one of these on my XC bike for years and like it. My wife REALLY likes hers on the
back of our tandem. 1.9 travel, adjustable preload. CrMo model is most popular, most sturdy.
The company has been making sus posts longer than anyone and they have gradually brought the
weight down. Still heavier than some but also seems more durable. I had one that failed by allowing
the saddle to rotate completely, but the company has a two year warranty and quickly will
repair/replace in case of defect.
I am surprised they aren't reviewed more, I guess they havn't marketed very well.
Available through LBS, which may need to order it from QBP, the wholesaler of the posts.
Price range is $75 to $115, depending on model.

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