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AC American Classic Seatposts

3.75/5 (8 Reviews)
MSRP : $39.00

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American CLassic

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Drew Roginski a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: March 26, 2007

Strengths:    Micro adjustment is nice

Weaknesses:    Clamp mechanism creaks under my 190 lbs unless I crank it down to the point that it scares me

Bottom Line:   
I've owned several of these over the years. They're not great but are good posts for the price.

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Similar Products Used:   lots

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Bickis a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: January 11, 2007

Strengths:    Lightweight, strong, fine adjustability.

Weaknesses:    Have to loosen the seaspost to adjust angle, a bit of flex in the nose of saddle because of small retention piece.

Bottom Line:   
This is a great seatpost. Nice and light, without the worries of carbon. I did strip the top retention piece when I overtightened it, but I got a replacement piece for less than twenty bucks. Really fine-tuning of seat angle, just make sure you loosen the main retention bolt before adjusting (which I guess is a bit of a pain). I used this seatpost for a season of cyclocross without problems, as well as lots of road racing.

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Favorite Ride:   Gatineau Park

Similar Products Used:   Felt carbon, lots of aluminum

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by saberZedge a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: April 30, 2006

Strengths:    Strong, price

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
I have used this post and American Classic posts for years. Great post, easy to adjust seat, holds seat in place.

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Similar Products Used:   Campy

Bike Setup:   Eddy Merckx TI, Ultegra, Proton Wheels

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by dlenmn a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: April 13, 2006

Easily adjusted
Reasonably priced

Weaknesses:    Bottom of clamp doesn't have that much contact area with the rest of the seatpost -- it may not be sturdy enough for a large person.

Bottom Line:   
I find the design appealing because it is simple and easily adjustable, but it ended up not working out well for me in practice. I'll try to describe the design. The bottom half of the clamp that holds the saddle's rails contacts the lower part of the seatpost in two places. In the front it rests on top of the part that connects to the tube. In the rear it rests on a tiny set screw (the other end of which is in the part that connects to the tube). So the contact points are the short side and opposite vertex of an isosceles triangle. The seat angle is adjusted by adjusting the set screw. A larger screw clamps everything in place. The problem is with the tiny set screw. It is towards the rear of the seat post, so it carries most of my weight and has been slowing grinding through the bottom half of the clamp that holds the saddle's rails. Perhaps partly because of that, it has an annoying habit of loosening (even when locktighted in place). Every month or two i'll be riding along and notice that my seat is rocking with me, and I'll have to hop off and tighten everything up. I weigh ~195lbs, so this may not be an issue for a smaller person. I've replaced it was a Profile O2 which is harder to adjust but much beefier.

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Purchased At:   came with bike

Similar Products Used:   various one screw seat posts

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by ivany a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: January 29, 2006

Strengths:    It works.

Weaknesses:    None really.

Bottom Line:   
Well, what can I say...it's a great all-around seatpost. Not quite as light as the carbon fiber toothpics you see around today, but it is of respectable weight, and won't leave you with an extra hole down there. The clamp is solid and easy to adjust.

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Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Nashbar

Similar Products Used:   Bontrager Sport Seatpost

Bike Setup:   Habanero Ti Frame, 105 group.

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