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Seatposts Find Detailed Trail Descriptions, Trail Maps, Photos and Reviews. Plus we have local club information for Orlando and the entire central Florida area. If your looking for information on a product we have that too! With detailed reviews on all types cycling products! http://otowncycling.com Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:48:02 -0400 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Easton EC90 Carbon Fiber Seat Post http://otowncycling.com/reviews/parts/seatposts/item/149-easton-ec90-carbon-fiber-seat-post-review http://otowncycling.com/reviews/parts/seatposts/item/149-easton-ec90-carbon-fiber-seat-post-review Easton EC90 Carbon Fiber Seat Post

Not the lightest carbon fiber seat post available, the EC90 is still a solid upgrade choice for those looking to shed a few pounds...

oTown Cycling's Rating:

3 Stars

Specs:

Weight: 153g
Tube Diameter: 27.2
Tube Length: 350mm
Setback:

My 2¢:

Easton is known for making solid products, made in the good'ole US of A and the EC90 is no departure. A solid carbon fiber tube provides plenty of strength so as not to snap during a hard ride and surprise you with a poke in the under carriage. It's 100% carbon, the post, the cap and the rocker adjustment for the saddle angle.

The EC90 has a setback of 30mm to 50mm which is quite helpful for the rider with a longer torso. It utilizes a single bolt adjustment for the saddle angle. It is quite a common method but something I'd rather not see on a carbon fiber post. The reason for this is the "softness" of the carbon fiber material does not hold up well should the seat adjustment slip. After only one or two slips, depending on the severity, your left with a useless post. (see pictures in the gallery below for examples). Posts with two bolt adjustment are really required for carbon fiber posts, and defiantly nice to have on any setup.

It does an O.K. job at absorbing road vibrations, all in all this is a decent post. Not the lightest, not the heaviest.

UPDATE: The newer models of the EC90 have corrected a LOT of the issues mentioned in this review. I am trying to get my hands on one and will update you all with a new review so stay tuned!

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spam@otowncycling.com (JDC) Seatposts Fri, 30 Mar 2012 12:52:27 -0400
Icon Graphite Seat Post http://otowncycling.com/reviews/parts/seatposts/item/116-icon-graphite-seat-post-review http://otowncycling.com/reviews/parts/seatposts/item/116-icon-graphite-seat-post-review Icon Graphite Seat Post

Don't let the name fool you, the Icon Graphite series seat post is not really graphite, its made of T6 Aluminum. Even still this seat post, at the right length, is strong competition for its carbon fiber competitors.

oTown Cycling's Rating:

3 Stars

Specifics:

  • Weight: 195g
  • Length: 250mm
  • Diameter: 27.2

My 2¢:

Measuring in at a trim 27.2mm and only 250mm in length, its no surprise the weight on this post is below 200g. The average carbon fiber post at 350mm is around 50g less, so if you don't need the additional length, this is a great option.

This stem has a single bolt rocker adjustment with a small set back of 30mm.

As you can expect with most posts in this category it's very stiff, with no perceivable flex. That also equates to significant transference of road vibrations. But that is to be expected with a stiff aluminum post.

The single bolt adjustment is standard in its function, but I found that the teeth on the bracket of this post to be to fine. So fine, that you have to use a LOT of force to tighten the bolt down to prevent the bracket from "jumping" when you go over a bump in the road.

To sum it up, this post is best for those who wants an aluminum post that is moderate in weight and price. But do not require any of the fine adjustments and features of the more expensive models.

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spam@otowncycling.com (JDC) Seatposts Fri, 30 Mar 2012 12:49:58 -0400