USE Alien 350 Aluminum Seatpost

DESCRIPTION

  • 7075 Al
  • Very light
  • Offset position forged clamp

  • USER REVIEWS

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    [Sep 17, 2011]
    ekoy
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    3
    Strength:

    Light weight, bling factor for anodized blue color..

    Weakness:

    clever design? hard to adjust seat angle, not so durable clamping design seat post, price if purchased brand new..

    U.S.E. Alien aluminum 350 seat post is one of lightweight post out there, however the clamping design is weird and hard to adjust seat angle, once adjust forget it.. mine the one peice bolt screw was worn out and my saddle creeks, so i reolace it with long philips screw type bolt and clamping it with nut in both ends till tight and bingo! i amazed for the design of seat post is truly strong and stiff and no problem at all.. i recomend this seat post for light weight xc rider only.. 4 chilis for value rating cause for complicated clamping design..

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    [Sep 01, 2007]
    slick
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    1
    Strength:

    light weight, bling, titanium

    Weakness:

    clamp design, customer service

    review is for the titanium version.

    the standard clamp wouldnt fit my selle italia carbon rails.
    looked up from their website and found it requires a special clamp which will costs extra money. i reckon i paid well enough already.

    then, they failed to provide detailed info and product code on their website for me to order from my supplier.
    plus received zero email response after requesting support.

    It finally took me sometime to modify the clamp myself to make it works.

    my another Thomson seatpost can be installed in 5 minutes - no brainer.

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    [Oct 30, 2001]
    Landy Adkins
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    light wieght, cool colors, semi smooth ride

    Weakness:

    hard to put my seat on

    i like it because it is stylish and light wieght, however i work in a bike shop and it was hard for me to install.

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    [Oct 03, 2003]
    Chris Huhn
    Racer

    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    1
    Strength:

    Looks cool and weight.

    Weakness:

    Very difficult to set-up and expensive!

    Junk! Seat bracket broke on an easy ride. I weight 175lbs and am pretty fluid on my bike. I don't freeride, just XC race and ride so it was not put under great stress. It was also a real pain to get my seat set-up properly.

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    [Jan 24, 2002]
    hanoverfist
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    Works as advertised. Really takes the edge off of a hardtail. Once dialed in you can forget about the post.

    Weakness:

    Although I love the post, I do have to sode with some of the others. The clamp is overengineered and a pain in the ass. Once you have it together then it stays that way.

    If you can score this guy on sale then it is worth it. I would not pay another 130 for it today. I needed a good susp post with a long extension so I chose USE. I am happy with the product now that it is dialed in.

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    [Apr 08, 2004]
    gary

    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    3
    Strength:

    lightweight, nice look

    Weakness:

    innerblock cracked

    set-up is not especially difficult just need to pay attention. adjustment is fairly easy..seat clamp is (was) very secure. i liked this post right off, design is clever and it has that set it and forget touch which i appreciate in bike components. rode it about 7 to 10 hours a week right through winter when i noticed a little give after about 3 months. thought it just needed to be tightened but the seat flipped up a bit and on inspection i found the inner block to have cracked and spread. u.s.e. is replacing the part for free. the inner block clearly suffered metal fatigue. this failure had nothing to do with faulty installation, mounting insrtuctions were followed explicitly. the clamp is of a design that doesn't seem likely to fail catastrophically so i'll give it another try.i would not recommend this for a heavier rider.

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    [Jan 21, 2004]
    Felix
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Very light! Slight flex, great for HT frames, great price.

    Weakness:

    None!

    Best seatpost I have ever use. Better feel then carbon post. Not only assorb shock, it's clamps allow the saddle rails to flex for more confort. Clamps are simple to use and so far after 200+km no slip. Was at 1st afraid of breaking the skinny hex screws but just do not over tighten and follower the instructions and it smooth sailing all the way.

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    [Dec 24, 2001]
    Andrew
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    1
    Strength:

    light weight

    Weakness:

    The clamp cracked while I was tightning it, far too difficult and slow to use and the bolts are too small which means their heads can strip easily. Aviod this one at all costs.

    DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT!

    [Oct 21, 2001]
    Gary
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    Lightweight, never had my saddle move after installation (even in the first ride(s) - I have one of these on each of my bikes. Has a little flex that make my hardtail a bit more comfy.

    Weakness:

    Yep, it's way too fiddly to install compared to most posts -

    Read the manual (yeah I know we all do that), take your time, and make sure you have the saddle set at the right place on it rails and angle before tightening.

    If you like to adjust your saddle regularly avoid this post - if you like to install once and forget it - and have the patience to install it properly then go for it!

    Loses a chili for the installation.

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    [Feb 03, 2004]
    Anthony G
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Looks, the red anodizing looks sharp. Weight one of the lightest aluminum post out there. Holds seat secure.

    Weakness:

    The USE lettering is wearing off. It's difficult to adjust the seat to different angles.

    It's a great seat post if you want light and strong. Once you get your favorite saddle on and adjusted..leave it alone. The top mounting device is more difficult to work with compared to other brands.

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