Easton EA 50 Seatpost

DESCRIPTION

Made from Eeaston EA50 Cold-forged aluminum. A very reasonable price for legendary Easton quality.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jan 03, 2014]
Thomaz

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

Lightweight and good looks

Weakness:

Bolt snapped during a ride after only 2 years of very light use. Pretty lame

Stay away, the experience of having the post fail during a ride is one you dont want to go through. I had to pedal standing up for 20 miles of rough terrain. Not nice

[Aug 05, 2013]
SEan

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

none

Weakness:

Bolt sheared off, then the replacement bolt sheared off... I bought a new seat post.

I use my bike primarily for city commuting. The bolt sheared off entering the street from the bike path. Bad design if so many bolts shear.

[Oct 03, 2010]
kenthecook
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

Lasted for 7 years, original equip on SC superlight.

Weakness:

Bolt sheared after 7 seasons, new bolt sheared again 4 weeks later, on the 1st ride after a 40 mi race. After reading the reviews of all the sheared bolts, I decided to get a new post. Found a Ritchey WCS alloy on sale at Performance. I'm lucky that I didn't get injured on either of those bolts breaking.

The new models have 2 bolts. Obviously they saw the one bolt design was flawed.

[Feb 26, 2009]
L
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
Weakness:

Seat post bolt.

The seat post bolt snapped while road riding. I spoke with a friend with the same seat post, the same thing happened to him only a few months ago. I see the new EA50 post uses two bolts. I'm now wary of the other Eaton components on my XTC2

[Oct 30, 2008]
ceejayvee
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

NONE

Weakness:

VERY WEAK, BOLT SHEARED, ZERO CUSTOMER SERVICE

The bolt that holds it all together sheared, and this was just going to and from work in London, two miles each way. No jumps/drops or anything even remotely hardcore, not even XC riding.

I tried to contact Easton several times, they blanked me, even though I was only after a replacement bolt.

NEVER BUY EASTON PRODUCTS AGAIN AS MY EA70 BAR WAS AS TUFF AS TIN FOIL AND IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM EASTON IGNORE YOU. Raceface is better put together

Similar Products Used:

Raceface, Bianchi

[Aug 04, 2008]
Anonymous
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Asthetics

Weakness:

The weakness is that it's weak

After bending the OEM Titec and a Bontrager, I bought the Easton (based on their propaganda/marketing) to stop the bleeding. Well, no luck as the post bent after one two hour ride. I then bought a Thomson, and five years later it's still good to go. I hacksawed the EA50 above the bend last night and put it on my road commuter bike. I figure it will survive its new role.

Similar Products Used:

Ritchey,Titec,Thomson,Bontrager

[Jun 27, 2003]
Mike
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Price. Weight.

Weakness:

None for me.

I've used this post on both HT and FS bikes for years. I'm not a downhiller or freerider but do ride hard 4 to 5 times a week.

This saddle has withstood my abuse, is cheap, and is reasonably light. The tilt adjustment does not allow for infinite adjustments but I've had no problems getting my seat where I want it.

Sure it's got zero zoot factor but so what.

Similar Products Used:

Thompson...also a great post, nicer tilt adjustment, but much more expensive.

[Apr 05, 2006]
Ter
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

price vs performance ( weight & looks)
i like the offset

Weakness:

none so far

for an intermediate post it's good. people are whining about the black paint coming loose: if u know how to secure the post you won't have that problem.
people are whining about no micro adjust: if so why did you buy it in the first place.
maybe it's my weight, i'm not that heavy, that i don't have any problems with it

Similar Products Used:

kalloy m wings / stock kalin

[Mar 23, 2006]
Paul Smith
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Looks, finish, simplicity

Weakness:

Perhaps too much layback for some

Can't fault this post. I've used 2 versions of it, one on my old GT frame which worked great for over a year, so I bought another for my XTC custom build. Not the lightest, but does what it says on the tin, easy to adjust, and height indication markers are handy.

Similar Products Used:

Various seatposts

[Feb 20, 2006]
Geoff King
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

Came stock with bike.

Weakness:

Excessive layback, persistent creaking, poor finish.

I tried to get this post to stop creaking, I tried to avoid upgrading something on my brand new bike (having foolishly told my wife the Trance 2 was my dream machine and therefore enabling her to infer I thought it was perfect!) The bottom line is I love riding, and part of the joy of it is having good gear do what it's supposed to do. OK, the Easton post held the saddle in place, but for my long legs the layback meant heaps of saddle rail unsupported, and despite disassembling it and greasing everything in sight, I couldn't stop that #$#^%@ creaking noise. Finally I figured 'I have my dream bike, why not kit it out with my dream post as well' and got my LBS to get me a Thomson. Installed it myself, problem instantly solved.
If you don't have long legs like me and aren't riding full suspension, the EA 50 post might be OK - but I wouldn't recommend buying it as an upgrade. Save for a bit longer and buy a Thomson instead.

Similar Products Used:

Thudbuster post on previous bike (hardtail); numerous generic posts over the years

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