Mountain Bike Reviews Forum banner
1 - 8 of 8 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
18 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Well, I was checking out my seatpost today and discovered that it has a real nice curve in it that is not supposed to be there. I ride a Trek 820 (I know, I didn't know much about bikes when I bought it) and have been replacing things all along (rear wheel, pedals, and now seatpost). Does anybody have any suggestions on a strong, cheap seatpost? Weight isn't a big concern for me. If I really make some good money this summer, I'd like to buy a Kona Unit, if not, I'm going to go with a Redline Monocog. I'm tired of replacing stuff on this Trek, but I need something to get me by until I upgrade. Thanks.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,982 Posts
JaredMackall said:
Well, I was checking out my seatpost today and discovered that it has a real nice curve in it that is not supposed to be there. I ride a Trek 820 (I know, I didn't know much about bikes when I bought it) and have been replacing things all along (rear wheel, pedals, and now seatpost). Does anybody have any suggestions on a strong, cheap seatpost? Weight isn't a big concern for me. If I really make some good money this summer, I'd like to buy a Kona Unit, if not, I'm going to go with a Redline Monocog. I'm tired of replacing stuff on this Trek, but I need something to get me by until I upgrade. Thanks.
If you don't care about weight....strength won't be an issue. The cheap posts are usually heavy, but strong.
 

·
pronounced may-duh
Joined
·
4,306 Posts
Kore makes a lightweight solid seatpost. You can find them for cheep (40.00) on closeout sales. If you are not worried about weight you should be able to find something decent for 10.00 -15.00. Just sort through all these mail order websites and you will find a ton of deals.
 

·
(enter witty phrase here)
Joined
·
2,250 Posts
JaredMackall said:
Well, I was checking out my seatpost today and discovered that it has a real nice curve in it that is not supposed to be there. I ride a Trek 820 (I know, I didn't know much about bikes when I bought it) and have been replacing things all along (rear wheel, pedals, and now seatpost). Does anybody have any suggestions on a strong, cheap seatpost? Weight isn't a big concern for me. If I really make some good money this summer, I'd like to buy a Kona Unit, if not, I'm going to go with a Redline Monocog. I'm tired of replacing stuff on this Trek, but I need something to get me by until I upgrade. Thanks.
First off, nothing wrong with your bike. Ride it, break it, fix it. Nothing wrong with that.
Some cheap seatposts:
http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product.aspx?i=SE703A05&sc=QBIKE&x=y
http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/13813-275_TITXC4-3-Parts-68-Seatposts/Titec-XC-Seatpost-offerIN050QB1.htm
http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product.aspx?i=SE510A00&sc=QBIKE&x=y
http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?sku=8443&siteid=zoQVN.o8yT0-N3a25f3F8tZlgHB1YpWPPg
http://www.blueskycycling.com/product814_47_-Titec-XC-Pro-Seatpost-7075-T-6-Black-This-Week-Only!.htm
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
215 Posts
Well, I guess cheap is a realtive term. Some of those other posts listed are definitley good bargains. I had no idea you could get a post for $5. :eek:

As for that Raceface XY I posted, that deal may be only for that size listed so be careful when getting any of these blowout deals.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
330 Posts
Ritchey

I think I can help you. I actually bought a Redline Monocog, and the first thing to go was the seatpost. Bent quite easily.

It's a strange size, 26.8, so the guy at the LBS and I looked through the QBP catalog and found the Ritchey Comp post in that size. It's fairly heavy, but seems stong so far. It was advertised as having reinforced wall structure, or something like that.

I don't know that it added any weight, because at $419 I'm sure the Redline comes with pretty low-end, probably heavy components to start with. But I LOVE the bike! :D
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,982 Posts
JaredMackall said:
Well, I was checking out my seatpost today and discovered that it has a real nice curve in it that is not supposed to be there. I ride a Trek 820 (I know, I didn't know much about bikes when I bought it) and have been replacing things all along (rear wheel, pedals, and now seatpost). Does anybody have any suggestions on a strong, cheap seatpost? Weight isn't a big concern for me. If I really make some good money this summer, I'd like to buy a Kona Unit, if not, I'm going to go with a Redline Monocog. I'm tired of replacing stuff on this Trek, but I need something to get me by until I upgrade. Thanks.
Check with Nashbar. I saw that they had a post on sale this week for $9.99....name brand, too. I just forget which brand. It may have been a Titec.

ww.nashbar.com
 
1 - 8 of 8 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top