Pure Racing i850 Seatpost
Is it the same as this?Posted 8 years ago
DrP has one, used in the Alps recently. Seems like a very good bit of kit for the money.
It really only gives a ‘suspension seatpost’ effect of you sit on the nose of the saddle. Sitting nearer the back usually locks it out (Flex I guess)
For the money it’s as good or better then a Gravity Dropper, IMO and if they did a 30.9 I’d have one. (I don’t like shimmed posts after cracking a Ti frame because of one)
You can get them from Europe for something around £50 delivered I think.Posted 8 years agoOggSubscriber
You can get it for 45 euros if you look aboutPosted 8 years ago
As PP states, I beasted mine around the alps for a week, with little problem.
It’s a pretty device (as they should be i suppose) as it just needs to go up and down when I want it to!
Good points are:
It’s dirt cheap compared to the others – there’s no ignoring that fact
It’s one of the only ones that fit my 27.2 bike
It’s got the lever under the seat – i still think it’s the neatest and a very user friendly design.
It’s infinitely adjustable (i.e. can be stopped anywhere along it’s uppy downy length
Not as light as others
Does have a bit of play, perhaps more than Andy’s gravity dropper, but un-noticeable when riding.
Is like an adjustable suspension seatpost i.e. it can bounce up and down about 20mm, but this only happens if you sit on it in the ‘line of travel’. As my seatpost is quite layback, you have to sit abnormally on the nose for the seat to squich down – in normal riding it just doesn’t happen.
Would I reccommend it to a friend – definitely, It’s dirt cheap compared to others and does it’s job well.
I’m gonna attempt to take it apart for a grease and polish, so hopefully no high pressure bolts will burst through my face….
DrPPosted 8 years agoigmSubscriber
Got one from xxcycles about 3, 4 months ago. Not super plush but serviceable. Does what it says, but it can get a little sticky on the way down and take a couple of goes to drop – probably off centre weight. Comes up every time. Easily worth £60 but not a £150 plus job – good job their only charging £60 then.Posted 8 years ago
TandemJeremy – Member
The artist – wtf does it matter what your bike looks like? its a machine for riding not a fashion statement. I bet you’d rather be covered in dog poop than have mudguards as well
Here’s my last bike.
It’s cheap crap – I wouldn’t put it on any bike even my 12 year old mishmash hardtail. Oh, and it’s fugly.Posted 8 years agoRampageMember
Bargain, does it work on air or spring?
It’s air then it’s probably a poor lockout that gives it the ‘suspension post’ action, rather than it being intentional!
I actually made my own adjustable post for the sum of £3 from parts from my local tip! It worked very well, untill it bent!
It’s about time someone built one for a reasonable price! Specialized’s one is £250!Posted 8 years ago
Wow, mine's arrived already! Nice one Leisure Lakes! I had a parcel turn up at work and I couldn't figure out what it was, only expecting a Macbook and some tees at the moment – it just seemed too early to be the seatpost already esp as it was listed as coming soon!
Ok, out of the box, it's heavy, let's not pretend otherwise!
Looks – not bad actually, remains to be seen how it looks on the bike but it's a country mile better looking the the GD posts and it's fairly discreet (red handle aside).
I have no idea what the action is like purely because there's now way I could compress it on arm strength alone anyway!
Sadly all my bikes are dead right now awaiting some part or another but will feed back and include pics once I finally get it fitted! AT this rate it'll be going on the singlespeed first as the Five needs a new bearing kit…Posted 8 years agoHeather BashMember
>It's cheap crap – I wouldn't put it on any bike<
LOL – said the man with the green bike, brown forks and gairish black fenders
The post isn't exactly a work of great beauty either but then any black post is going to be fairly indiscreet. If it works and its cheap I can't really the see the problemPosted 8 years ago
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