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Paul Components Tall & Handsome Seat Post: My First Experience

Old 04-04-16, 09:48 AM
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Paul Components Tall & Handsome Seat Post: My First Experience

First I have to say I normally would not have considered buying and aftermarket seat post, much less paying $140.00 for one as on past bikes the seat posts that came with the bike for the most part seemed adequate. However with the seat post on my new Trek 520, I could not get my Brooks Saddle far enough back, a common concern with the Brooks Saddle so in looking around the web and of course on this forum I learned about Paul Components.

I decided I really needed to bite the bullet on this one, so I ordered one. The customer service was very good, shipping was quick and I received my seat post on Friday. I installed it on Saturday but because we had company, I had to wait to Sunday to try it out and make the required adjustments.

First thing I noticed is how nicely made this seat post is, then how much easier it was to adjust the saddle to level. An issue I was having with the OEM seat post was no matter how hard I tightened the two screws for leveling and holding the seat, half way to work the saddle would begin to tilt forward, requiring readjustment. Not so with the Paul Tall & Handsome post, I leveled the seat out and today on my first commute using the seat post, the saddle remained at level.

And of course the main reason I bought this was to have the ability to move my saddle back further and so was the case, in fact although I think I am where I need to be, I still have some leeway to move it back a bit further.

Bottom line, the Paul seat post works for me and is a very good seat post.

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Old 04-04-16, 11:38 AM
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Great choice and great product!
I was on the fence between Paul's, Nitto Lugged and VO Grand Cru when I was buying one for my first Brooks. Decided to go with VO as it had longer setback compared to Paul's and was cheaper compared to Paul's and Nitto. Price was significant factor for me as I knew I will have Brooks saddles on all my bikes at some point and most of them will require long setback post. So far very happy, I have several VO's in silver and black colors. quality is great, adjustments are easy and stay in place
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Originally Posted by mongol777 View Post
Great choice and great product!
I was on the fence between Paul's, Nitto Lugged and VO Grand Cru when I was buying one for my first Brooks. Decided to go with VO as it had longer setback compared to Paul's and was cheaper compared to Paul's and Nitto. Price was significant factor for me as I knew I will have Brooks saddles on all my bikes at some point and most of them will require long setback post. So far very happy, I have several VO's in silver and black colors. quality is great, adjustments are easy and stay in place
Thank you, I am happy with it so far, though apparently I might have saved some money if I searched a bit harder.
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Thank you, I am happy with it so far, though apparently I might have saved some money if I searched a bit harder.
I have several things from Paul and although I could've save some money by going with cheaper alternatives - I never regretted gettin them. Top shelf stuff and quality! As I mentioned I went with VO because I needed several of them
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Any seat post that allows the saddle to tilt while riding is simply not good. It doesn't take a premium seat post to eliminate that problem.

I'm not saying the Paul isn't a great post (it looks great), but very inexpensive posts should provide the same performance.
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