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2011 X-Fusion Hilo Dropper Seatpost

2011 x fusion hilo dropper seatpost   2011 X Fusion Hilo Dropper Seatpost

One new affordable dropper seatpost is the 2011 X-Fusion Hilo. Available in a 27.2mm size with 30.9mm and 31.6mm diameters as well, the X-Fusion covers most bikes. The seatpost offers 100mm of adjustability from the hydraulic internals, too.

There is a handlebar-mounted remote and a simple under-the-saddle lever options for setup. To activate the dropper mechanism, a simple gear cable is used by the remote lever. However, cable layout underneath the seat is poor with the cable-actuated handlebar mount easily filled with winter spill.

On a positive note, the rotating seat clamp design makes the seatpost function smoothly, even after being left covered in dirt for a few days. Featuring a double keyway design, the 2011 X-Fusion Hilo Dropper Seatpost is designed to avoid the saddle from twisting or moving.

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FSA SL-K Seatpost

fsa sl k seatpost 2   FSA SL K Seatpost

Bike lovers who want their seat post light and using the best carbon fiber materials available to the market right now should probably check out the FSA SL-K Seatpost, which gives everything that riders might be looking for.

On the outside it looks like the standard carbon fiber made seatpost but when you start scrutinizing the insides and the materials used in making this one of a kind seatpost you’ll know that the similarities end specifically with them both being seat posts.

For one the clamp for the seatpost looks like a traditional micro-adjust seatpost but with a closer look you’ll see that the clamp has a pair of chromoly bolts laid together side-by-side. The only downside is that when installing the seatpost, it is apparent that you have to make sure that the clamps and the post are placed on tight.

On the downside, the FSA SL-K Seatpost has a limited…

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2011 Fizik Cyrano Aluminium Seatpost

2011 fizik cyrano aluminium seatpost 2   2011 Fizik Cyrano Aluminium Seatpost

Italian saddle companies like their saddles nice and comfortable but at the same time very efficient in performance, especially during races. But for a saddle to deliver its intended promise, it relies on the seatpost for help. It is the main reason why saddle maker Fizik has created the 2011 Fizik Cyrano Aluminum Seatpost, a innovative seatpost that offers great comfort and efficiency.

Two keypoints for this seatpost that riders should be aware of are as follows:

The first keypoint is that the Fizik Cyrano works well together with just about any type of saddle and bike frame rails. The seatpost head is made of durable alloys and is divided into two parts. A narrow upper clamp and a lower clamp that is ultra-wide.

The other part that makes the Fizik seatpost so unique compared to other seatposts available to the market is its adaptability. It can work well with carbon…

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2011 Dartmoor FUSION Seatpost

2011 dartmoor fusion seatpost   2011 Dartmoor FUSION Seatpost

Like any other seatpost, the Dartmoor Fusion is made for the best quality outcome.

It is made lighter to provide more flexibility and comfort when racing. 130mm and 200mm length, the 2011 Dartmoor Fusion is an improved quality pivotal seatpost made of 6061-T6 aluminum with diameters of 25.4mm and 27.2mm to choose from.

It comes in seven attractive colors. The 2011 version is fully colored unlike the 2010 version which wasn’t.

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2011 X-Fusion Hilo Seatpost

2011 x fusion hilo 300x287   2011 X Fusion Hilo SeatpostThe 2011 X-Fusion Hilo is a telescoping post that uses hydraulic mechanism and oil flow to control the height of the seatpost. It also uses a single bolt head for adjustment on the fore/aft position and angle. It also has an air spring to extend the post and features a double key-way system.

The Hilo has a barrel adjuster at the post’s back that lets you manage the cable tension of the post. It has a total drop of 100mm/4″ and weighs 620 grams. It features a compact remote which comes in sizes of 30.9, 31.6 and 27.2.

The 2011 X-Fusion Hilo functions with a simple push of the activation lever. This will open a cable that serves as the oil passage. The oil is then free to cycle up or down inside the tube. Releasing the lever will close the cable, locking the position and stopping the oil flow.

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Deluxe Super Light Seat Integrated Seatpost

deluxe super light seat integrated seatpost   Deluxe Super Light Seat Integrated Seatpost

Not all seat posts were created to be comfortable. They might look comfy enough but it’s always different once you used it. The Kevlar seat posts however, can give the exact comfort that you need. This seat is created to be padded on the upper part, giving you that comfortable cushion even as you ride hard all day.

The saddle is made of a material called polypropylene with an aluminum post. The Kevlar seat is made to be very simple, yet light and tough but all together comfortable. To add something different this time, the new Deluxe seat and post is a combination of the aluminum post that permanently secures into the seat base thus making it immovable.

The upper part of the Kevlar seat is made to be both light and durable that way the overall weight is exceptionally light with a total weight of 219g or 7.7oz. The…

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RockShox Reverb Seatpost

rockshox reverb seatpost   RockShox Reverb SeatpostIn the past couple of years, a trend in adjustable seat posts have been popular among riders. Most of those adjustable seat posts were concentrated on mountain bikes where the ability of the cyclist to drop the saddle just a few inches can really help riders during downhill rides and drops.

The company RockShox has created their own adjustable seat posts into the market, calling it the Reverb. This genius design was created for adjustable seat post that offers 125mm or 4.92 inches of adjustment through its hydraulically remoted handlebar lever and yes, the return speed of this craft is also adjustable at the remote.

Durability and quality is good since there is a triple-lipped energized sealing system that prevents any dirt deposits. Almost weightless, the Rock Shox Reverb seat post is made from 7050 forged alloy with a zero offset 3D forged alloy head.

For other options, this seat…

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