Kooka Seatpost Seatpost

DESCRIPTION

  • Easton EA 70 Tubing
  • 2 Bolt Clamp
  • 350mm Length
  • Sizes: 26.8mm, 27.0mm, 27.2mm

  • USER REVIEWS

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    [Nov 05, 2012]
    jpicard616

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    Beautiful anodizing, light, strong

    Weakness:

    terrible clamping mechanism

    I've ridden on this seatpost for over fourteen years with almost no issues with it. The anodizing has rubbed off a bit from raising and lowering the seat, but no fading has occurred, as I never left the bike to sit out in the sun for hours on end. My only qualm is the clamping mechanism. The two bolt design is very sturdy once fastened down properly, but it requires way too much torque to secure than the most allen screws can take (even with a fresh wrench). Just make sure that your saddle is in the correct position when setting the post, because it's a major pain to re-adjust because of the "U" shaped top piece. I think a lot of high end companies that used Easton tubing for seatposts in the 90's (Kooka, Ringle, Onza to name a few) were trying to experiment with unique clamping devices to set their posts apart. All of them failed.

    [Jan 05, 2000]
    Shawn
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    Strength:

    Good machining on the the clamp assymbly. Good color process.

    Weakness:

    Pain to adjust, scratches easily, Can't tighten enough on the bike or seat.

    Putting the seat on proved precarious given that the hex bolts are laying against the post and turing of the allen wrench scratches it right away. Still wont hold the seat in place. Bottom Line, Kooka is a great company, and they HATE this thing. They told me they were very dissapointed with it and are currently developing a new stem. I have the cranks and rings, and I'm sure the new post will be great. Their stem is the best on the market. It's a work of art. The seatpost just has to play catch-up with the rest of their products. Have to give the post a 1, all the rest of their gear a 5.

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    Thompson, RaceFace

    [Sep 30, 1998]
    cj
    cross-country rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    2
    VALUE
    RATING

    It broke putting a new seat on. Tightening, and with no resistence, just snapped. I think that I'll buy something different but it seems as though every seatpost in the industry breaks. That can't possibly be true. I think a lot of you guys are employing the Just Riding Along lie.

    [Jul 14, 1997]
    Bomber
    racer

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING

    I've had the Kooka seatpost for a couple of weeks now. The seat clamp couldn't hold the post i had before this one, and i was happy to notice that this really doesn't flow down a single bit. This is one of the lightest posts when u compare
    strongness too. The adjustements are somewhat, amazing, u can adjust the saddle in 30 sec. Overall, i really love it, love the looks, love the stiffness and so on. Can't go wrong if u choose this post. Recommended.Bomber-Nielsen

    [Jan 17, 2000]
    Greggy
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    It is one of the lightest posts out there.
    It is a very light post, and the anodized colors are pure cocktail!

    Weakness:

    The allen bolts that adjust the seat aren`t user friendly, as they are too close to the post.If your not careful, you can scratch your beautiful new post with your wrench.

    this is my 2nd. kooka post,this first one couldn`t keep my seat tight. I was a little leary of such a light post, but I loved the company for their involvement in the local race scene.Anyway, the first post was just a pretty piece of crap, so I called em up and they told me to send it to em. Eight months later, I got a new & improved model that has not failed me yet.The company changed hands was why it took so long,the new guys are in BC Canada now, and they want to put kooka on the map as a reliable component company. They are out to dispell the old rumors of good looks, poor function. I can tell you this post does work as good as it looks!









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    Ritchey, Syncros

    [Dec 24, 1999]
    ERIC
    Racer

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    Strength:

    Light!!!!
    Simple design
    Clean looks-no Megatron 3000 type shit
    No layback

    Weakness:

    um, if you break it then it stops being useful

    Maybe I got lucky and ended up with a post that is better than everyone else's. I dunno.
    I like the post and it has given me 0 problems ever. 5 burning poops

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    Icon, ritchey, Trek Systems

    [Nov 27, 1998]
    mike ward
    cross-country rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING

    I have the Rasta Post that has held up pretty good for over a year now. I don't seem to have any of the problems the other people are having.I weigh 175 ibs nice post

    [Oct 18, 1998]
    Nick C.

    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING

    Well I never actually owned this seat post, but my best freind owned one, two actually. The bolts in the first one snaped while he was riding down a hill. The second developed a crack down the tube after a short period of time They are also anoying to ajust. DO NOT PURCHASE this seat post unless you are a posser who just want's to flash the rasta colours around.

    [Apr 07, 1997]
    Ben Miller

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING

    Reviewed it when I bought it and gave it 5 flamin' tomallies. I broke it last week (my faughlt) and took it to my lbs who got it for me. Two days later I had a new one and only had to pay shipping and Handling! Still give it 5 stars becasue Had I not messed around with it, it would not have broken. Kooka Kicks!!!

    [Mar 24, 1997]
    Scott
    racer

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING

    Used to have a Ringle Moby which was a piece of junk and the company doesn't stand behind their products. Have had no problems with the Kooka post and this company stands behind what they put out. Bitchin colors too.

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