Titec Hell Bent Duke Prolite - doubts about strength
I bought a seatpost Titec Hell Bent Duke Prolite. Size 30.9х350; it's said that this seatpost is for AM.
Material: AL 7075-T6. It is one of the lightest seatposts: 219 gr. (27.2 mm).
My weight is 80 kg. I haven't used it yet, but I some doubts about it's strength appeared in my mind. Is aluminum 7075-T6 okay for seatposts? May be it can break instead of bending? Can I use it with a seatpost rack?
What do you think about this? My fear about this is that it can break an injure me.
Last edited by topper; 01-06-2009 at 10:51 PM.
I looked at that post on their site, and it looks pretty decent. It's got a nice 2-bolt adjustment head like a Thomson. It actually might weigh a few more grams than a Thomson if I'm looking at Thomson's site correctly. I've had 2 Titec posts over the years, and they were stone reliable. My Hellbent is the original 300+ gram crazy looking job with the 1.5" setback.
I am wondering about the comment on a seatpost rack. Usually it takes some heavy duty AM or DH/FR riding to break a post. Bikes with seatpost racks don't usually break posts unless they're run over by cars. On the other hand, though you didn't mention it, are you considering this rack and bike setup for some kind of offroad touring?
By the way, bike is specialized fsr xc. So yes, I'm going to have a bike trip to mountains with tents and sleeping bags )))
Originally Posted by TNC
1. If you have doubts about the strength of something, do not use it.
Originally Posted by topper
2. Most seatpost mounted racks have a 15-20 pound weight limit. A BOB trailer is a better choice for trail touring.
The trouble with common sense is it is no longer common