Syncros Post Seatpost

DESCRIPTION

Syncros ti Post

USER REVIEWS

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[Dec 17, 2001]
mike b
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

stiff
durable
easy to adjust

Weakness:

creaks

this is not one of the new GT syncros seatposts made in Mungus Ville. i used one on my hardtails for two years, raced on them, took them to downieville, yada yada yada, with no problems. the front bolt is hard to get at sometimes with a multi tool, but how many times to you deal with loosening and thightening that bolt?

i would'nt buy syncros now, because they're crap, but i'm sure the guy i sold my old hardtail frame to will get many long miles out of the classic syncros post i sold him with the frame.

Similar Products Used:

control tech, thomson, syncros ti

[Dec 17, 2001]
Scott L
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Long, it goes on and on. Strong shaft.

Weakness:

Weak clamp and clamp to shaft fixing

I have always been a fan of the mighty indestructable Syncros. That was until the clamp mechanisn broke after a couple of years on not very hard riding. I kept my faith and bought a replacement as it was out of warranty. The second post has just failed after a minor fall at the joint between post and clamp. Not very happy now and am looking in to another manufacturer. Plus i could not live with creaking! Sorry Syncros...Maybe i am unlucky

Similar Products Used:

Use

[Jan 10, 2002]
Tom
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

nice machining, light weight, simple and easy to adjust.

Weakness:

It broke right before an important race. Syncros customer service is an oxymoron.

I used to really like Syncros parts when they worked. I've had their bar ends, crank bolt/pullers, seatposts, and probably other stuff I've forgotten about. All of it has broken or failed in much less than it's intended lifetime. I am not heavy nor a clueless rider, their stuff just doesn't hold up.

Then once it breaks, you are SOL as far as getting it replaced. The local shop sent my seatpost back to them and hounded them for months about a replacement, each time getting no answer or a different "check's in the mail" story. Finally the shop gave me a discount on a Thomson.

I will never buy anything with the Syncros name on it again.

1 flaming dog doo for value and one for overall cuz stuff isn't supposed to break that easily.

Similar Products Used:

ringle, thomson, IRD

[Sep 21, 2006]
John Rokosky

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Customer service, clamp, weight, finnish

Weakness:

Clamp rotated on shaft

Used less than a year and the clamp started to turn on the shaft. E-mailed Syncrose, they replied quick, and they replaced the post.

Similar Products Used:

Tompson, American classic, Coda, Kore

[Sep 14, 2002]
Saby R
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Look, weight, stiffness

Weakness:

None so far

I have always been a huge fan of Syncros Pre-98 stuff, last year I was able to put my hand on a MADE IN CANADA pre-98 new old stock seat post, I always wanted one. To this day it have performed flawlessly, I am a very heavy rider (not a racer by no mean) and the post is still as straight as an arrow. I migt replace it with a Thompson some day but surely not in the near future.

Similar Products Used:

OEM Rocky Mountain

[Apr 04, 1999]
Bin
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
Strength:

I am a roadie, and have used two Syncros posts. The first one is Ti, and it bent and was distorted at the frame clamp. The second one is black alu, which is fine so far.

Weakness:

I have seen their MTB model and was surprised to see it had the same wall thickness as my road model. But the riding style and the great leverage due to the length of exposure of MTB post requires thicker walls, not just longer shaft. I really can't stand the crap from some reviewers (such as weight limit is 150 lbs). Miguel Indurain (a thin guy) was between 175-200lbs during his career. And a lot of normally built males are over 150lb. So next time someone will make a 120gram post and sell it for $500 with a weight limit of 100lbs and blame users if they fail.

Not too good.

[Sep 21, 1998]
Albert
cross-country rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING

I had a Ti. Propost on my Clark Kent and I couldn't have been happier. The post looks as good as it performs. Never slipped a mm and didn't bend at all even though I weigh 180. I think it's because standing is a good idea when you hit a biggie on a hardtail. I'd still be using it if an a$#hole didn't steal my bike in Halifax. Great post...if you can afford it go for it.

[Jul 16, 1997]
Gabeman
cross-country rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING

425mm length perfect for people who like to ride small bikes, light, cool looking, worth every penny. Also strong, I bent a control tech and this has yet to even complain...

[Jul 11, 1997]
GROUSE
cross-country rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING

Have had a few posts in the past, but as soon as I got a Syncros it felt right.First got one for an old trek I had. Then rode the Ti on a YO! EDDY for 3 yrs, really helped dampen vibrations. Did have a head come un-bonded from the shaft but they repaired it for me. I now have a full squish and don't need the flex of Ti. So I am back on the alloy and have total faith, I recomend them to anybody in need of a strong, easy to adjust post. If the bonding thing scares you (it doesn't me) get a THompson. They make a good SYNCROS copy thats one piece.

[Jun 10, 1996]
Carl Ekstrom
racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING

model: Hardcore After breaking the stock seat-post on my old Proflex 855 I got one of these puppies. They are a bit expensive but you get what you pay for :-) It's light, super strong and a beautiful pice of work and craftsmanship. It never slipped and it held the seat incredibly snug with plenty of adjustment possibilities. A great product! Check out Syncros homepage for more info and installation instructions.

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