Syncros Hardcore Seatpost

DESCRIPTION

  • The ultimate high performance hardcore post. Custom hard-drawn, heat-treated and stress-relieved 7075T78 aluminum. It delivers 5 times the shock absorbency of cromoly.
  • No need to stress. Our world-famous pivoting twin- bolt mechanism reduces stress and maximizes grip during even the most insane and precipitous descents.
  • True micro-adjustability. A simple twist of the Allan key is all it takes for the optimal saddle position.

  • USER REVIEWS

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    [Feb 19, 2002]
    Todd
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    2
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    Apparently it's very strong, light.

    Weakness:

    Apparently it's not very strong.

    I got this post on a used SC Tazmon frame, so I think it's about six years old. It was fine for a ride or two, then I noted it was swiveling on the post. At first, I thought the post wasn't tightened in the seat tube, so I cranked it down a bit more. Then I discovered it was the clamp/collar that was moving. Not good, but at least it didn't break off and cause me any injury. Maybe I got a really old post that had been damaged in a crash, I dunno. But I don't seem to be alone with this problem, and it sounds like Syncros had some issues with the bonding here. I had purchased another Syncros stem for cheap, but I've since sent that one back, just because of that old "fool me once, shame on you..." thing. Your experience may be different.

    Similar Products Used:

    OEM

    [Dec 02, 2003]
    Makilach
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Tough as nails.

    Weakness:

    Hard to set up. Bolts too short had to replace them.

    I am a huge guy (6'3 and 290) and I really ride my bike hard. This thing must be bullet proof. No flex no bend even after some serious crashes and some modest drops (6ft). The only complaint I have is that the stock bolts were too short for the way I like my seat so a trip to ACE hardware and $2 later I had some powder coated replacements with plenty of room for my seat angle. Also the instructions were pathetic to say the least. Great product when I manage to break this I hope they have more to replace it with.

    Similar Products Used:

    Kalloy crap that was too short.

    [Aug 07, 2006]
    Mike Schmidt
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    1
    Strength:

    CNC Machined, looks nice and is low key, easy to adjust saddle

    Weakness:

    It broke. The item failed and I could have been seriously injured. The top of the tube cracked where the head is fastened to the tube cracked. I first noticed this during a ride on a flat trail. Cinder dirt with mild bumps and ruts. Mind you that I do not thrash this bike. No downhill riding, no technical riding. The seat started to swivel side to side. At first I thought that I did not have the seatpost clamped tight enough, but that checked out OK. When I got the bike home, I removed the seat post and found the crack. It appears that if I had not found the crack, the seat and head could have detached from the bike.

    If anyone is using this seatpost, please check the seatpost for cracks or signs of fatique. I am rating the product poor because the product failed with only light usage. Product safety is paramount, no matter how hot the part looks.

    [Oct 14, 2001]
    Dave

    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    1

    I rode Syncros seat posts for many years on my 8 year old Litespeed and my Alien before that. About 5 years ago I broke my post where one of the adjusting bolts went through the head. No big deal. 6 months ago I put Syncros seat posts on my Tandem. 3 months ago I snapped my Syncros post on my Litespeed where the head is pressed and bonded into the post it self. The seat came up and smacked me in the nuts and I crashed and just about passed out. When I went to replace it the shop I deal with tried to talk me out of a Syncros as they as he said has diminished in quality drastically . Last week the front seat post on my Tandem snapped in the same place. I can see how they have changed to cut costs. I am replacing all my seat posts with Thomson before another breaks.
    I have heard that Syncros has been bought by Pacific Bicycles, the same people who flood the chain store markets with bicycle like objects.
    Huffy is buying GT and Schwinn. Junk Begets Junk. Trash begets Trash.

    [Feb 21, 2007]
    Peter Kumble
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Light weight, easy to adjust

    Weakness:

    none that I have encountered

    Unlike some of the horror stories on this seat post, I have not had one problem, no cracking or breakage. I don't know if those who did had items from a bad batch or what.

    [Jan 05, 2000]
    Warmond
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    Strength:

    Comes in all sizes, some you may need to custom order directly from Syncros. Very, very stiff post. Lives up to its name.

    Weakness:

    I haven't heard much that will take this seatpost off the podium.

    I'm not much of an engineer or a hard-core rider to appreciate the beauty of this seatpost. But from what I've experienced with this seatpost, I can truly say that Syncros has put out a great product.I was looking for a post in 31.4 mm. None of the manufacturers supports this size except Syncros. I was reluctant to pick up this seatpost for its price but I managed to overcome this reluctance and didn't regret getting it. I ordered it from Syncros and I received great support from them. I commend their product line and support they provide. Keep it up, Syncros!

    Similar Products Used:

    Stock Kalloy seatpost

    [Apr 03, 2001]
    Paul
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    Weight, strength, looks good in black, setup.

    Weakness:

    None as yet. Although I've only been using it for a week.

    A great product that is easy to setup and looks good to boot.
    I gave up trying to get a Ritchey replacement and went with Syncros because they made them in every diameter known to man.

    Similar Products Used:

    Ritchy, USE Suspension Post

    [Mar 06, 2001]
    Derek
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    It works
    Won't break
    Pretty light
    Great clamp

    It works. Had this post for five years and my seat post is always where it's supposed to be. Changed the seat a few times and the bolts havn't frozen, or striped. It's pretty light. Can't say that I've had any problems with the Thomson either though, but the Syncros looks better, and shows less wear from being clamp in the frame. Not cheap.

    Similar Products Used:

    Thomson
    Answer
    Bontrager

    [Mar 04, 2001]
    Mike
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Stiff, seat clamp is easy to fine tune the seat angle, nicely finished which doesn't change with age, great quality

    Weakness:

    Threaded brass nuts stripped out after 2 years use, but GT immediately sent me some aluminum replacements-great service! Doesn't have much setback if you need it.

    Excellent product. I've abused this post for over 2 years on a couple different bikes. It still looks brand new and works as good as day 1. The only problem I had was stripping out the brass nuts, which was probably my fault, as I've been experimenting with various seats. After all the tightening & untightening, they finally went. A phone call to GT & 3 days later replacements were at my door. Thanks Guys!!

    I'm impressed with the quality & performance of this post. If you want a post that will last & do a great job for as long as you need it to, buy Syncros. It's definitely worth your money!

    Similar Products Used:

    Kore, Shimano XT, Ritchey, Kalloy Uno

    [Nov 02, 2000]
    Lou
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    1
    Strength:

    One of the few, high end seatpost to come in 29.4.

    Weakness:

    Hard to adjust. Syncros is not what they used to be. Almost gave me a second hole on my behind.

    At one time Syncros was known as a company that built their products to last through the hardest conditions. That has changed. I've had nothing but problems with their products lately, and this was the last staw.
    The seatpost shaft cracked and separated from the clamp, causing me to crash and leaving a huge scar on my behind! No product should be made so light that this should happen.
    In case it matters, I'm 5'11", 190lbs., had 8" of post showing and I'm semi-hardcore.

    Similar Products Used:

    Ringle, Thompson

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