The updated SL-K seatpost features Unidirectional Carbon Fibre construction, the new Minimal Top Clamp system - which reduces weight by 30g. Forged alloy clamps support rails appropriately, adjusts easily and simply with the minimum of added weight.
FSA SL-K Carbon Seatpost Features:
New MTC head (SB0)
L350mm x Ø27.2 or 31.6mm
Unidirectional Carbon Fribre finish
Buy FSA SL-K Carbon Seatpost from Chain Reaction Cycles, the world's largest online bicycle store.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous Sloppy design
Not impressed with the design of the head. In pursuit of least weight, they've left a hole in the bottom saddle clamp that allows water spray off the back wheel to bounce off the saddle into the open top of the seat post, and then dribble down into the seat tube.
All that covers the hole is a not-too-secure sticker, which on my brand new unit was already starting to peel away because the adhesive was starting to give up. Very lame and thoughtless design in my view.
Unfortunately I broke the seatpost it's replacing on the way riding home from work this afternoon, so I'm stuck with it. Inserting some electricians tape between lower rail clamp and top of seat post will hopefully seal the gap and stop water ingress.
The head bolts are slightly too long as well. When seated on my Fizik Gobi XM saddle, my weight flexes the saddle base into the end of the rearmost bolt. Will need to cut off a few mm with a Dremel to avoid breaking the saddle eventually.
Should have put up the extra few bucks and bought the Easton. :(
09 November 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous wow
this post looks great just added it to my trek 1.5 with shimano rs80 wheelset talk about complimenting looks transformed my bike.
for those weight weenies out there (have to admit im a closet weenie myself) the post weighs in at 230grams majority of that weight is the cromo head. its strong enough for everyday use and for the price for carbon aint bad either the unidirectional carbon looks great comes complete with torque gel sachet to help fitting without overtorquing the stem and breaking it.
as always the usual great speedy service for CRC
16 December 2010
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