Tamer Pro XC Suspension Seatpost

2.9/5 (10 Reviews)


Product Description

Pro XC


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Reviews 1 - 10 (10 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by John from Maryland

Date Reviewed: October 1, 2002

Strengths:    Very comfortable in the rocks and down hills. I like the ability to adjust it.

Weaknesses:    nothing that I can see so far.

Bottom Line:   
buy one.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $100.00

Bike Setup:   Marin

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by nick cripe a Cross Country Rider from Eau Claire, WI, US

Date Reviewed: September 16, 2002

Strengths:    good suspension, easy matienence, looks ok.

Weaknesses:    weight, price

Bottom Line:   
nice product for xc. works good on 24 hour races.

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Favorite Trail:   leves mounds

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $65.00

Purchased At:   bike doctor

Similar Products Used:   rock shox

Bike Setup:   marin hard tail

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by tom mcd a Cross Country Rider from philly, pa, usa

Date Reviewed: August 2, 2002

Strengths:    Ease of use. Lite weight.

Weaknesses:    turning of seat, i think it can be remedied

Bottom Line:   
works great less complaints from wife. Great for tandem riders as they have the full size range. Fairly lite. Made in the USA. There shims are easy to obtain.

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Favorite Trail:   wissakickon

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   tamer

Similar Products Used:   post moderne

Bike Setup:   mtb tandem

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Brad a Weekend Warrior from Memphis, TN

Date Reviewed: May 24, 2002

Strengths:    Cool looking Carbon fiber post, theory of hex-bushing sounds great

Weaknesses:    however, the shaft can twist inside the bushing creating swivel in the seat. STICTION after ONE, yes ONE ride the post had stuck itself in the bushing

Bottom Line:   
1. customer service is not good at all, i asked a question 3 months ago, recieved 1 email reply that basically reasked my question
2. some swivel in seat
3. Very Bad Stiction
4. it was a gift, but i hear it is quite pricey >$100

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Favorite Trail:   Tour de Wolf / Stanky Creek

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   C'dale M500 with Marzocchi Bomber EXR (awesome) and Deore LX compts.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by The Fat Kid a Cross Country Rider from Renssealearville NY

Date Reviewed: May 22, 2001

Strengths:    None

Weaknesses:    It last for a bout a ride, cust serv sucks

Bottom Line:   
This post sucks, Me and two other friends got them at the pedros fest. I need to get a post warrenty by Tamer and they promised me this one was better. so I tried it was great for one ride and then it fell apart. DO NOT BUY THIS POST. Hey Justin from Tamer if your reading this, you never sent me back my old post you promised to warrenty. I even got you beer! You suck just like your seat posts

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Favorite Trail:   Not telling

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   From tamer at Pedros fest

Similar Products Used:   rock shox, other various posts

Bike Setup:   Which one

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by kirk from crossville TN

Date Reviewed: February 21, 2001

Strengths:    none

Weaknesses:    Is Tamer still in business? What good is a lifetime warranty if that only applies to the life of the product? In my experience the Tamer seatposts BREAK! Then, Tamer customer service gives you a hard time about the GREAT BIG SLICE OUT OF THE INSIDE OF YOUR UPPER THIGH! Sure, they'll replace it, but do you want your gonads riding on top of this spring loaded anal probe?

Bottom Line:   
stay away unless you are a bike path rider- one star 'cause there ain't no no stars!

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   USE xcr

Bike Setup:   klein hardtail

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Graham a Cross Country Rider from Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: November 22, 2000

Weaknesses:    Like mentioned in one of the earlier reviews, the upper coupling is only press fit and will come off, usually at the most awkward time

Bottom Line:   
Don't bother, it's not worth the money and the company reps are really picky about scrathes etc. It doesn't take much to break, and isn't worth the hassle.

Expensive, easy to break, heavier than a rigid. Save the money and get a nice saddle!!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Sam a Cross Country Rider from Milwaukee, WI

Date Reviewed: August 3, 2000

Strengths:    Did a good job absorbing little bumps and providing a more comfortable ride.

Available in many sizes. Can usually find one without having to use a shim.


Weaknesses:    It broke after 5 months. The upper bushing slipped off lower housing with the lock ring still firmly attached.

The standard elastomers setup simply didn't work in cold weather (major stiction), the oil/coil upgrade would cost $50 extra.

The excessively long front bolt poked a hole in my new WTB saddle.


Bottom Line:   
It was good while it lasted (which wasn't long). also
Tamer's customer service left much to be desired.

I ordered a Hydrapost SR-2 after I throw out the broken Tamer. The SR-2 utilizes roller bearings and an oil/coil system, and it costs less than $100. I'll post a review
after I spend some time with it.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   RockShox suspension seatpost (serious side-to-side play after 4 months)

My friend's USE XCR (seems nice for the short time I tested it)


Bike Setup:   Trek 950 with Manitou SX-R fork and LX/XT components, Matrix Guru rims with Mythos XC tires

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mark a Racer from Winston-Salem, NC

Date Reviewed: February 3, 2000

Strengths:    Low weight, cool looks, great suspension, easy maintenance

Weaknesses:    Price

Bottom Line:   
Great suspension action and easy to maintain. Extremely easy to eliminate play from bushing wear (inevitable on all telescopic posts). They are small enough to do custom lengths, as I needed since I have a lot of exposed post. With a lifetime warranty you can't go wrong!

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   USE XCR

Bike Setup:   Titanium hardtail

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Dave a weekend warrior from NJ

Date Reviewed: January 19, 1999

Bottom Line:   

The Tamer Pro XC suspension seatpost is totally killer. Its strong, not to heavy and is offered in all sizes, using shims. It is also backed by a Lifetime Warranty! The travel is excelent at 2in. I compared It with the USE XCR post, and the Tamer blows it away! There is also a spring kit upgrade available for it. For anyone wanting a good suspension seatpost,I recommend the Tamer Pro XC!

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