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    RASE post

    Did anybody check this out at IB? http://reviews.mtbr.com/interbike/ra...able-seatpost/

    I've been wanting for a long travel quick adjust post for years and finally somebody is making one. The GD only goes up to 4" and that's not enough to reach full pedalling height and full seat slam for the steep drops.

    I'm skeptical about the reliability and durability but I'd love to hear if anybody actually got to touch and feel?

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    Bah! $400 and its got a worthless 1-bolt seat clamp setup - no thanks!

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    Those compromises are worth the 9" drop for me

    It's no Thomson but it has its advantages

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    Very excited by this. My Speedball is great but way too short. Nine inches sounds good to me. Let's hope it's reliable. One day all bikes will come with something along these lines. Once you have a telescopic post it's hard to imagine ever riding without one.

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    video and report available here:

    http://reviews.mtbr.com/interbike/ra...able-seatpost/

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    Quote Originally Posted by tim.johnston
    One day all bikes will come with something along these lines. Once you have a telescopic post it's hard to imagine ever riding without one.
    Both me and my friend use to own one. He got a GD first and then I got a AMP. Neither of us own one anymore. They aren't as useful in some regions. Out west or on trails with long sustained climbs sure, but here in the East its cost/benefit isn't good enough.

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    True Syadasti, does depend on terrain. Personally I run my seat high as I can get away with, so being able to lower and raise fast on the move over technical sections is invaluable. Have got into quite a rhythm with the speedball ( lever under seat version ) that I barley notice I'm doing it.

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    Rase seatpost rocks!!

    Installed the Rase Post on the 09' Moment a few weeks back. The whole idea of dropping your seat from full extension to launch mode on the fly is a dream come true. Gravity drop just doesn't cut it.

    Early morning run down Nobel Canyon's 14 miles of boulder gardens and fast single track requires some adjusting. Why give up your spot at the front of the line when you can adjust to any position at full throttle. First test proved its well worth the money and I might add weight penalty.

    The post was stiff, response time on the lever was fast and reliable, and it just plain works awesome.

    You can set height limit screw to stop right where you need it. I'm 6'4" so full extension is just perfect.

    There is some minimal play and noise while in the saddle, but I can get used to it. Should it be compared to a standard non-adjusting post? Probably not.

    Looking forward to see how well it performs on a muddy day!

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    So, how's it still working out for you?

    Mud?
    Are you running the Neoprene boot?

    Not a fan of the lever! How much cable does it pull, maybe I can retrofit a different lever.

    Thanks!!!

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    Was interested, but an extra brake lever......no thanks.

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    # Jason Says:
    May 13th, 2008 at 11:35 am

    I have talked to the People at Rase and they are working on making it smoother and the lever is going to be smaller.
    It will be really competitive from what i am hearing. Light. Smooth, more adjustable than anything in its class.
    Here are some of the features I have noticed that are no available on the other posts.

    It has an offset. That is something I really like. I race with a lay back seat post . I thought I woulod never find a post that was quickly adjustable and has a lay back off set. When racing some of the DH here is Ca it helps to be able to pop your seat up a little in places. It is a big plus in Super D racing.

    It also come is a 31.6 so it can work on the larger seat tubes. The GD does not . They told me to buy shims.
    I told them that sound like a band aid fix to a simple problem and Iím not into it. I sold the GD.
    To put shims in the seat tube of a $2800.00 frame just seems silly. So I went back to my Thomson layback.

    A feature that this post has over the speed ball is it is a more positive locking set post meaning it will not pull up and out when you go off a jump and squeeze with your legs like the speed ball.
    Me being a Moto X racer I use my legs a lot to hold on to the seat.
    When the seat pops up 4 inches that would alow the bike to drop . That is no good for me. I tried it . I hated it.
    I sold it . It did come in a 31.6

    I cant wait to try the new Rase seat post. It sound like it has everything I am looking for.
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    Hey Jason.

    So your at Intense now. Cool!

    I've been corrisponding with Austin at Rase for the past two weeks. I live not too far away from him and he said they should have the new lever set up in house for me to try out by next weekend. He also said that they should be available to ship in a few weeks, maybe sooner. It should be interesting to see how its functions compared to my Speedball.

    I wasn't sure I'd make use of the Speedball when I first got it, now I use it ALL the time! The problem is now I want MORE! 5 plus inches would be great for the boulder strewn terrain here in New England. I wasn't sold on their old off the shelf lever design. The new one sounds quite svelte!

    Are you running the outer neoprene sheeth?

    I'm going to bring my EVO with me to check fit when I see him. Austin has concern about the seat tube angle and bend half way down interfering with the posts function. He did say that the post can be limited in both up and down travel to custom tune. We'll have to wait and see.

    I'll let you guys know my thoughts. I'm VERY picky in my product choices!

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    I don't have the sheeth. I am hoping that Austin will send me the sheeth with the new lever.

    The Drop will have 9 inched of adjustable seat post.

    The cool thing is you can set it up so to limit your throw if 9 inches is to much movement. For some people with shorter legs the difference between xc setting and DH setting is only 5-6 inches.

    I was on an Uzzi today and had to move my seat 4 times.





    Quote Originally Posted by BMJ
    So your at Intense now. Cool!

    I've been corrisponding with Austin at Rase for the past two weeks. I live not too far away from him and he said they should have the new lever set up in house for me to try out by next weekend. He also said that they should be available to ship in a few weeks, maybe sooner. It should be interesting to see how its functions compared to my Speedball.

    I wasn't sure I'd make use of the Speedball when I first got it, now I use it ALL the time! The problem is now I want MORE! 5 plus inches would be great for the boulder strewn terrain here in New England. I wasn't sold on their old off the shelf lever design. The new one sounds quite svelte!

    Are you running the outer neoprene sheeth?

    I'm going to bring my EVO with me to check fit when I see him. Austin has concern about the seat tube angle and bend half way down interfering with the posts function. He did say that the post can be limited in both up and down travel to custom tune. We'll have to wait and see.

    I'll let you guys know my thoughts. I'm VERY picky in my product choices!
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    That looks pretty cool. I didn't see that last year. I'll look for them this year.

    I like my speedball and probably don't need 9" of travel unless I get a bike with a much shorter seat tube than my large 6.6 but I do wish it could go down a little further for bigger drops and such.

    Having the front open like that makes me wonder about strength. But from the video the action looks smooth and the multiple engagement points along the travel is a good thing. It also seems to click in place solidly.
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    So, without the sheath, do you find a gunk problem. I can't tell from the pics, but it looks like it might have a lip seal intergrated into the stationary lower portion. Is this correct?

    How's the action on the post? With such a long post, do you find binding if you put too much weight on it when compresing the post? Does it use bushings between the moving parts or is it just aluminum on aluminum?

    The website doesn't show much about the internals. What's your thoughts?

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    So I got a look at the post in person today. Austin is a real cool guy, very enthusiastic!
    You have to see it up close to appreciate the caliber of the design. Up till now, the photos on line haven't impressed me but seeing up close is a different story.

    Action was good, My Speedball is a bit smoother. Like the GD and AMP posts, it's mechanical and feels like it. Not a problem, just a comparison. The nine inches is awsome compared to the 3"s I have now.

    He has a new lever design that is going out with all the new orders. It's quite svelte! It's like a tiny brake lever with only 3/4s of an inch to grab with your index finger, not thumb like the other brands. Nothing like that Tektro lever they were using before. It's primo machining and fits snuggly between the grip and brake lever. He said he'd be posting an update online soon.

    The machining and consept of the post are solid. I'll get you an update when I receive mine and put it through it's paces.

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    Look forward to seeing more.

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    Still waitin'

    Quote Originally Posted by JoshG
    Look forward to seeing more.

    Haven't got it yet. Austin said things went great at Interbike, but sadly, slowed down progress in sending out product. Should be going out this week....I hope.

    Very eager to give it a thorough thrashin'!

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    Got my post today!

    Just finished mounting it up. So far so good.

    My initial thoughts are these....

    Pros
    -Nice clean design.
    -Solid locking mechanisim.
    -Nice little lever design.
    -FULL DROP!!!

    Cons?
    -Has a fair amount of play, for and aft, rotational, and a little up and down with the pin seating (most likely to keep things from binding. My Speedball has a fair amount of rotational play as well.).
    -I'm not fond of the fact that the cable is crimped at the lever instead of the post like my Speedball (I believe that GD and AMP use a crimp at the lever as well.).
    -Uses a spacific cable made by Rase with a stainless steel pin cast right on the end (Austin explained it was the best way to support the weight of the rider and keep the device simple. Could be an issue down the road if new ones are hard to come by.).

    I realize that the Cons list looks long, it's just that I wanted to be able to explain my thoughts thoroughly.

    I'm going to hit the trails with it on thursday night. The trails we'll be riding are a mix of large rock gardens, lots of roots, a handfull of large "up-&-over" boulders and fast smooth single track. I'll should have a more educated report and SpeedBall comparison for you by this weekend.

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    So, my thoughts.

    I was planning on putting out my thoughts of this post sooner but I wanted time to feel it out.

    So, I'm back on my SpeedBall.

    The Rase post really didn't agree with the seat tube angle of my Chumba EVO or my particular riding style. The seat tube angle on the EVO is pretty slack, though not as slack a Maverick bike. The angle and the full extension of the post put way too much load on the mechanism and would cause severe binding when trying to lower it in a pinch. This was an issue for me because I prefer to raise and lower my post many times throughout the ride and usually after I'm in the thick of it. I find that the SpeedBall suffers none of this binding and responds instantly even under full load! The big bummer is that I would have loved to have had the 9 inches available to me but I much prefer to have 3" of silky action at my command.

    I've never used a GD or AMP product and don't know if they exhibit any of the binding issues. I guess the best way to use this product is to plan where you want the post well in advance to dropping into the nasties. Just not my riding style is all.

    Another product I did get to try out with high hopes was the Kind Shock KS-900r "Cobra" post. This post looked promising due to fact that it looked to function like the SpeeBall but with 5 inches. When I received it I was very disappointed to find out that It too suffered from binding as well as it had a very slow return rate without any way that I could see to speed it up. The SpeedBall and Joplins, you can just add more air pressure to pop them up quicker. The remote lever was very ergonomically unfriendly as well. If you did choose to go with the remote version of this product, I would suggest sourcing some other type of lever to make it fuction.

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    I emailed Rase about the binding issue the previous poster mentioned, here is their response.

    I have people with super slack frame angles using our post and they say that all a person needs to do is use the post for a short while and lowering the post/seat at the right angle becomes automatic.

    This guy actually came here and we checked out the post with his bike.
    His frame angle was actually very slack at around 68 degrees.

    I even told him that he might have a binding issue with such a slack frame.

    Very few frames have such a slack angle accept downhill rigs where the post cannot fully lower anyways.

    I think if this guy had adapted to the post a bit more he would not have had a problem.

    Generally, there are no issues with our post sticking at all.

    All the other comments about our RASE post on mtbr.com are more respectable.

    Other questions, let me know!

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    My response.

    Quote Originally Posted by bogey
    I emailed Rase about the binding issue the previous poster mentioned, here is their response.

    I have people with super slack frame angles using our post and they say that all a person needs to do is use the post for a short while and lowering the post/seat at the right angle becomes automatic. It's no where as automatic as any of the other posts I've used which include the Speedball (the smoothest), AMP and Cobra i900.

    This guy actually came here and we checked out the post with his bike.
    His frame angle was actually very slack at around 68 degrees. Agreed, although we never actually measured it's angle.

    I even told him that he might have a binding issue with such a slack frame. Austin's only concern at the time was of my frames ability to utilize the full length of the post and the seat clamps limited angle adjustability, not binding. The binding issue didn't come up untill I brought it up after using his product.

    Very few frames have such a slack angle accept downhill rigs where the post cannot fully lower anyways. More and more frames are coming with some strange angles and shapes.

    I think if this guy had adapted to the post a bit more he would not have had a problem. This is the only post I've ever had to think of adapting to. It should be second nature and if it utilized tighter tollorences and some sort of lubricating bushing system, maybe it could.

    Generally, there are no issues with our post sticking at all. "Generally".

    All the other comments about our RASE post on mtbr.com are more respectable. The other comments are more respectable because he likes them better. One has to take the bad with the good. I've offered a handfull of input that could help make his post better and he pu-pu's them like he knows all. I'd love to give a run at a 9" post but with the added leverage against his product the tolerances and a really good teflon bushing system along with a harder surface coating like on a suspension fork would go a long way! For $400-, this post should be functionally a no brainer.

    Other questions, let me know! Same.

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    I hate to jump on peoples products, I much prefer to give them rave reviews. I feel I need to put my 3 cents in on this one for a few of reasons. $400- is alot to spend! There isn't alot out there about this product. I can't sit by and not put in my thoughts when others might be concidering spending this much as well. I appreciate Austin taking the time to meet with me initially and the fact that he was gracious enough to take the post back when I wasn't satisfied, but I don't appreciate the fact that he finds my posting not to be respectable!

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    Thanks for the response BMJ, I found your comments very useful. I agree, $400 is a premium price, and it sounds like this issue isn't consistent with the premium bike component niche.

    However, I don't see any disrespect in Austin's response, just his point of view.

    Thanks again for being so thorough in your review. I have to believe Rase will look seriously at resolving this issue with their next revision.

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    I could guess Austin has confused the word respectable with 'positive'. Or at least I would hope!

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    I have been using a RASE post for a couple of months now and love it. I like it much more than my previous Joplin R. There is a very little bit of play, and its louder than the Joplin but it works much better.

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    Has anyone using this post had an issue with the seatpost clamp? I prefer not to use a single bolt model as I break them from time to time (has never happened with a dual bolt clamp).

    Any comments on the maintenance? - frequency, time required?

    Adjustable posts seem to have a lot of issues overall - some people have problems with each model, some don't. Anyone have good or bad warranty experiences to share?

    Thanks

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    I went with the Fezzari (same as KS) 3 months ago...

    1) The seat clamp is made of butter. Tighten it down and after 1 or 2 rides the material would creep. Tightened it again but eventually the top clamp bottomed on the bottom so no more tightening force could be exerted. I ground the middle of the clamps to provide a bit more clearance but this only delayed the process and the creep/bottoming returned. Like somebody else on these boards, I modified the post with a clamp from another post (Kalloy?) and all was solved.

    2) The post worked great for 2 months. Zero slop, nice action. But a few weeks ago it wouldn't stay up or down for me. Others have been using there's for longer so maybe it's just my fat @ss :-)

    Returned it to Fezzari under the 2 yr warranty. At first they told me they had no invenotry and would be refunding me the purchase price. I was happy with that as the 5" drop just isn't enough for the steep terrain around here - I need the seat slammed or 8" off the seat tube. Now they tell me they're not going to refund me but rather they'll be getting inventory in a few weeks.

    I'm just going to sell the new post they send me. Make me an offer!!!

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    $400?
    WTF? I could build one of those for like $25 and have it be more reliable and probably weigh less!

    EDIT: Okay maybe $50.
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    I have one and it works ok. If you dont keep it lubed it WILL bind on you!! It has more seat play than I would like but its not really noticeable when you are on the bike and climbing. The lever for dropping the seat is terrible, can be hard to reach and the lever action is hard to push. Out of all the things they need to fix fast - I would say this is it. Its to the point where I am considering going back to the Command Post now that they have the new seals etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBShane
    I have one and it works ok. If you dont keep it lubed it WILL bind on you!! It has more seat play than I would like but its not really noticeable when you are on the bike and climbing. The lever for dropping the seat is terrible, can be hard to reach and the lever action is hard to push. Out of all the things they need to fix fast - I would say this is it. Its to the point where I am considering going back to the Command Post now that they have the new seals etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mountain_bomber156
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBShane
    The lever for dropping the seat is terrible, can be hard to reach and the lever action is hard to push
    I actually think the lever works very well. Did you move your shifter away from your gri and put the lever next to your grip? For me that puts the lever in the perfect position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evdog
    Has anyone using this post had an issue with the seatpost clamp? I prefer not to use a single bolt model as I break them from time to time (has never happened with a dual bolt clamp).

    Any comments on the maintenance? - frequency, time required?

    Adjustable posts seem to have a lot of issues overall - some people have problems with each model, some don't. Anyone have good or bad warranty experiences to share?

    Thanks
    I much prefer the single large bolt and the thick pieces of aluminum in for the clamp. I've never had the smaller two bolts break though either. However, the hole in in the tube for the GD post broke on me twice and I just don't trust that set up. The AMP has the same. I'll take some close up pictures of the RASE clamp at some point.
    I haven't had any maintenance issues as yet; I just wipe it quick and hit it with a light coat of spray WD 40 each ride. I will look for something else though that is cheap and doesn't leave a residue.
    I have found a couple more function 'issues' with the RASE after further use. I'll post a more thorough review soon, but just say that all of the issues are livable, and in fact, I'm so much more enjoying riding . I just went to WhiteClay in DE today and every new down or uncertain trailI I dropped the post. I had so much more control and confidence whipping through the roller-coaster sections.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Mailloux
    I actually think the lever works very well. Did you move your shifter away from your gri and put the lever next to your grip? For me that puts the lever in the perfect position.
    The position is fine, its actually using it that I dont like the feel of, its much harder to use than the others I have used. The cable feels like it is hung up but it isnt. It just is nowhere near as smooth as the others I have tried. The Command Post was by fat the best in this area but I had the same problems other people had with loss of pressure in their system, when it worked, it worked better than any of the others though.
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    Disagree

    Quote Originally Posted by syadasti
    Both me and my friend use to own one. He got a GD first and then I got a AMP. Neither of us own one anymore. They aren't as useful in some regions. Out west or on trails with long sustained climbs sure, but here in the East its cost/benefit isn't good enough.
    I disagree - I think they are BETTER suited for riding out East (at least Northeast). Our hills are relatively short, steep and technical. When I had friends visit from out West, they are constantly asking me if "we are at the top of the hill" so they can lower their seats. Out west its all up, lower the seat, all down, so essentially 1 seat height change. With a Speedball I change the height of my seat maybe 30 times during a ride (sometime I'll have to count to get a real number).

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    I've waited to post this until I've had some real time on this product. Now I have about 4 months of at least 3x a week riding on it.

    I just did the Rubicon 4x4 technical jeep trail in the Sierras last Friday and all I can say is awesome! It made the differece for me between riding most all of it and walking. I had my seat up and down on that ride more than I shifed my gears! The fact that it drops 9" saved my ass many a time on the super steep stuff.

    As for the issues posted above:
    I did loan it out to a very heavy friend with a DH bike and apparently a very slack seat tube and he did complain of binding. He is also on one leg (seriously) and has difficulty unweighting the post before lowering it.

    I've had no such trouble (Ibis Mojo and SC Blur). I simply take most of my weight off, hit the lever and sit. I find it extremely smooth especially if I sit a little forward of center when I do.

    As for the lever, it's my understanding the earlier ones were bigger. Not this one. I think it's the perfect size.

    Lube? I suppose I should read as to what the manual says, but I've just used a dry spray lube with teflon with good success. (lubed it about 1x a month) I keep the boot on all the time.

    This is a new product and I'm sure most of these bugs will be worked out, but so far, based on my experience I'd recommend it and won't part with mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mountain_bomber156
    $400?
    WTF? I could build one of those for like $25 and have it be more reliable and probably weigh less!

    EDIT: Okay maybe $50.
    I invite you to come by the shop and have a look at the operation. I think you'll come away with a different point of view.
    You can reach me through the service email on the RASE site.

    Actually, I invite anyone with questions or criticism to hit me up. We're small and we're relatively new and can use the feedback. I feel that I miss a lot of good info that flows through this site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by w00dy
    Actually, I invite anyone with questions or criticism to hit me up. We're small and we're relatively new and can use the feedback. I feel that I miss a lot of good info that flows through this site.
    THANK YOU for making a 30.0! But your seatclamp sucks. How's that feedback?

    So, if you've no need for a 9" travel can you set the limit and hack off the unused portion of the "I-Beam"? I'm thinking interupted seat tubes...

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    Thanks for the kind words, Jack.

    I'm especially glad you like the lever. A lot of work goes into that.

    Give a shout if you have any issues. The service email on our site goes right to me.

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by singletrack
    THANK YOU for making a 30.0! But your seatclamp sucks. How's that feedback?

    So, if you've no need for a 9" travel can you set the limit and hack off the unused portion of the "I-Beam"? I'm thinking interupted seat tubes...
    Thanks for the honesty. That is a complaint I've heard before. People see the 1 bolt clamp as a big negative just because all the cheap companies use that design. I have no complaints with it. It's simple, and works for my 205lb self.

    You can limit the travel, but you aren't able to cut extra length. We will have a 6" travel version in the near future, as well as a thompson style clamp for you 1 bolt whiners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by w00dy
    Thanks for the honesty. That is a complaint I've heard before. People see the 1 bolt clamp as a big negative just because all the cheap companies use that design. I have no complaints with it. It's simple, and works for my 205lb self.

    You can limit the travel, but you aren't able to cut extra length. We will have a 6" travel version in the near future, as well as a thompson style clamp for you 1 bolt whiners.
    I know you're kidding, but calling your potential customers whiners because they know what they want is pretty lame. I weigh 145 and I've never used a single-bolt clamp that DIDN'T break. So there. Besides, WTF is the point of all that setback.

    Is the clamp/post one piece or is the clamp "glued" on? I won't be using a bonded clamp either. They cause my vagina to get all sandy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by singletrack
    I know you're kidding, but calling your potential customers whiners because they know what they want is pretty lame. I weigh 145 and I've never used a single-bolt clamp that DIDN'T break. So there. Besides, WTF is the point of all that setback.

    Is the clamp/post one piece or is the clamp "glued" on? I won't be using a bonded clamp either. They cause my vagina to get all sandy.
    My sincere apologies if I offended anyone. Just a bit of friendly heckling.
    If I may ask, can you name a couple of brands of broken 1 bolt posts you've broken?
    The design is very popular with all the cheapest brands because it has the lowest number of parts. I've broken a couple of those myself, but I tend to blame that on the build quality.

    The clamp is not integral, the two parts have an interlocking boss and then are secured with two 5mm bolts. No bonding, it's very secure. The new clamps we're developing will be interchangeable.

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    Not offended. Just particular.

    I've got a lot of experience with rental fleets, so you find out what breaks based on a pretty wide sampling. I don't really see how one brand is different than another. It's usually house brand stuff, because who would buy a 1-bolt post aftermarket?

    At any rate, what's the point of defending a 1-bolt? They suck. Don't Use them. It's good that you are addressing this, since it'd likely turn-off 3/4 of the people that would consider a $400 post.

    A good adjustable seatpost must first be a good seatpost. As has been noted many times before, no one has managed that yet. Good luck!

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    As I mentioned before, after breaking two GD posts myself I have no faith in the skimpy two bolt system of the GD or AMP clamps. However, I've had no problem with the one-bolt clamp of the RASE. The bolt is twice the size of my Thomson bolts and the pieces seem machined well, with none of the little fiddly nuts. I set it once or twice to find where I wanted it and have ridden it for 500+ hard trail miles with no issues. This system hasn't broken, the while other two bolt systems I've experienced have. Whatever the design implementaion the RASE has it's not the same as the single bolt I've seen on cheaper bikes and probably not the same as what you saw on the rental fleet. The primary reason I went with the RASE is because it's the only 27.2 that had a clamp I hadn't broken yet. I've had other issues to complain about with the RASE as you can see in my previous post, but the clamp isn't one of them. It's also a lot easier to make adjustments.

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    Even if it's not broken there's the issue of the setback....

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    Quote Originally Posted by w00dy
    in the near future, as well as a thompson style clamp for you 1 bolt whiners.
    I have your post and love it, but on rare occasion the seat clamp will losen on me and I have to to tighten it on the trail. Will I be abke to purchase one of the new clamps and retro-fit my post?

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    FYI. We have two Rase Posts. One is on a demo Ridge and one is on a reps gruitr. The rep weighs 230lbs and is using the 27.2. Not a problem so far. And this dude is a hard freerider. The demo is getting beat by all sorts of peeps. Not a problem there either.
    Oh ya. The post works great!

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    I'm thinking about buying one of these, but I have some questions:
    1. Can you get them to Belgium?
    2. When does the thomson-style clamp arrive?
    3. How's warranty?
    4. Will there be a version without setback?
    5. How does it perform in Belgian mud winters?

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    Tim: The new clamp will be reverse compatible and available for individual purchase.

    Hubert: We can ship to Belgium, but it will probably incur import taxes.
    I don't have a date yet for the 2 bolt clamp, but the testing is going favorably. We will likely begin production of that on our next run of posts. This option has no setback.
    The warranty information is spelled out at length on our website www.rasebike.com,
    If you leave the neoprene cover on it should fare well in the mud. Just be sure to clean and re-lube it with oil or light grease once in a while.

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    Don't get rid off the layback clamp . Alot of people need layback on their posts and almost all the adjustable posts are inline.

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