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Sprocket Man 06-22-10 04:38 PM

FSA Seatpost - is a double bolt design worth a $14 premium over a single bolt design?
 
I'm thinking about purchasing a FSA SL-250 seatpost: https://www.universalcycles.com/shop...s.php?id=21976

The single bolt design is $14 less than the double bolt design. As far as I can see, other than that issue, they are identical. I don't move or change my seats very often, so I'm not sure how important a double bolt design is. Do you think it's worth a $14 premium?

the sasquach 06-22-10 05:12 PM

as long as u keep it torqued correctly, i wouldnt worry about the two bolt

cnnrmccloskey 06-22-10 06:12 PM


Originally Posted by Sprocket Man (Post 11003241)
I'm thinking about purchasing a FSA SL-250 seatpost: https://www.universalcycles.com/shop...s.php?id=21976

The single bolt design is $14 less than the double bolt design. As far as I can see, other than that issue, they are identical. I don't move or change my seats very often, so I'm not sure how important a double bolt design is. Do you think it's worth a $14 premium?

I Think so for the ease of adjustability and removal of the seat but I tend to change parts around a fair amount

jasonrobo02 06-22-10 06:39 PM

Overall, a 2 bolt will be better than a 1 bolt. That is because there are plenty of crappy 1-bolt seatposts that slip or don't have the resolution of adjustment that a 2-bolt post will have. So I guess what I'm saying is that a 2-bolt post is always a safe bet while a 1-bolt post is more hit or miss.

operator 06-22-10 08:39 PM

What crappy posts still come with 1 bolt design? Hah.

DaveSSS 06-23-10 10:02 AM

The big advantage of 2-bolt rocker style clamps is the ability to make fine angle adjustments. It's the only kind I'd ever buy.

davidad 06-23-10 12:52 PM

If its the side by side then there is no advantage. If they are in tandem then you can fine tune the seat angle. I ride Brook's B-17s and this is important for comfort as the saddle ages and sags a bit.

Tunnelrat81 06-23-10 01:24 PM

Recently my wife went into get a pro fitting. She called to let me know that she needed a new seat post (her original one had too much setback) and that they had an FSA SL post to sell her for $XX.00. It was the two bolt design (which is the only one I'd even consider since I've had saddle rail slipping issues with single bolt posts).

I had her ask them to order in a Thomson Elite at a few bucks cheaper, extremely easy and reliable to adjust and probably the most highly reviewed post on these forums. She's very happy with the choice, and I'm left being a bit jealous. =)

Not trying to talk you out of your choice, but in the case that you're defaulting to the FSA because it's carbon, nice looking and "light weight" it may not be the best option for the price. Seat posts don't seem to be one of the "drop lots of weight by going to carbon" parts on a bike. Carbon seat posts still have to be made thick to deal with the force, require much more care when making adjustments ( as not to over torque and crack) and have a greater tendency to slip downward over time with use than a quality aluminum post.

...so, it seems I AM trying to talk you out of it afterall...haha.

-Jeremy


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