Mountain Biking - Flip lockcseat post collar or hex key version for XC
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I'm not riding this bike places I need to lock it up, should I put on a flip lock collar to make the seat post adjustable in the field more easily for XC riding or stay with the standard hex key version? Are flip locks as secure?
Haha. This is a joke question, right?
02-09-07, 10:59 AM
If you stay with the hex key, get a multitool and keep it with you while riding. You can do all the adjusting you want.
The choice is up to you. Do you adjust your post height a lot? If so, you'd rather want to run the quick release post clamp. As long as you have it set up properly, it won't slip.
02-09-07, 01:17 PM
02-09-07, 01:54 PM
personally, i like the looks of a hex key seatpost. but i climb a lot and drop my seat for the descent. it's nice not to have to stop and get out my tool to do it. aesethics aren't everything, but for some folks they aren't nothing either.
02-09-07, 02:07 PM
I was wearing a pair of baggier shorts once. They caught my quick release and opened it without me noticing (I was out of the saddle at the time). As soon as I sat down, I was greeted with the surprise of my post dropping into the frame. It hasn't happened since.
This is not meant to weight your decision one way or the other since either option is fine. Just a funny story I thought I'd share.
Or get a binder with a Gravity Dropper and you get the best of both worlds.
I've been using this old ringle titanium one for years with no problems.
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