2013 lynskey ti seatpost

When I built up the Lynskey ‘Dual Sport’ bike, I had a nice carbon post on there for all around XC stuff and I planned for a Cane Creek Thudbuster ST for long days in the saddle in bikepacking guise (or longer endurance events).  However the carbon post I had on hand did not have enough set back for me and I was looking for an option.  While on the phone with Don Erwin of Lynskey Performance, he suggested the new Lynskey Titanium seatpost they had for this year with as an option.  In my opinion, Ti looks awfully nice with Ti, and looking at the post on the website it had a nice, graceful bend in it for set back and a tidy looking clamp.  But I was skeptical, as in the past, some of the older Ti posts of this ilk were notoriously hard to mount a saddle on them (difficult clamps) and, while I never owned one of the Moots or Ericksen posts, I have had poor luck with a single bolt clamp on any seat post I have used…like Giant, Specialized, etc.  All of them required messin’ around with the clamp (friction paste, etc) to keep them from rotating under your backside if you put enough pressure on the saddle.

But Don assured me of two things…a compliant ride, which was very important to me, and that the clamp, if installed correctly, would not slip.  They are using a clamping system made by ENVE and I have a great deal of respect for that company as they seem to make really good stuff.  OK…I bought in.  The 2013 Ti post from Lynskey retails for $199.00 in 27.2mm and 31.6mm diameters, comes in 300mm and 400mm lengths with decals or etched graphics (upcharge for that), and in zero and 25mm setback.  I ordered a 27.2mm in 400mm length with 25mm setback….and waited.  Come on big brown truck.

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“It is a lovely thing, this post”, I said to myself as I held it in my hand and placed it on the scale of truth and justice.  At 209 grams, it was light enough.  Installation was dead easy and I followed the rules on how to do that properly.  Here is a vid from the Enve site that shows how they suggest it be done (shown on an Enve post obviously, but it applies as far as the clamping section goes).

I have been running it on the Lynskey build for quite a few rides now and I have not had it slip (saddle rotate with the clamp) yet under typical XC conditions.  As well, it is silky smooth riding even to the point of being 90% as good as the Cane Creek ST with the stock bumpers in there.  Impressive.  Looks good too.  What is not to like?  Made in USA, reliable so far, nice to look at, light enough to not bother the weight weenie in all of us, and far less cost than the typical Ti post that one might compare it to.

Bearing the Lynskey Ti Post


Note: The Lynskey Ti post was purchased for use and review by Twenty Nine Inches. We are not being paid, nor bribed for these reviews and we will strive to give our honest thoughts and opinions throughout.