Split carbon seatposts -- what happened to them?
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2020
    Posts
    10

    Split carbon seatposts -- what happened to them?

    A few years ago Ergon/Canyon was selling split carbon seatposts for shock absorption. I notice they no longer do -- anyone know why? Do they have longevity/reliability issues? How about other high-deflection posts, like the Syntace or Cannondale?

    I was kind of interested in getting one, though less so after switching to 40mm tubeless, but I'm still curious. I know you can get new Chinese ones (knockoffs? OEMs?) for cheap, but I'm not THAT curious. (Nothing at all against Chinese mfr quality BTW -- they make everything from shoddy crap to extremely fine stuff. But at $40 for an exotic seatpost I'm guessing it's not at the "extremely fine stuff" end. Though maybe not at the "shoddy crap" end either ...)

  2. #2
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    3,877
    I got one on my 2019 canyon. Seems to work ok.
    BANNED

  3. #3
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Posts
    753
    Canyon still sells them....

    My 2018 Canyon Endurace came with the S15 VCLS 2.0 seatpost. I loved it, and have since replaced the seatposts on all of my bikes with them. They are really great!

    I don't think the US canyon site has them listed, but you should be able to find it on the EU site.

    I got mine in the US by calling them. They were happy to sell them to me over the phone. I believe they come stock with the round seat rail clamps. If you have oval carbon seat rails, you'll have to buy the oval clamps separate (i bought some of these as well).

    I just did a google search. It looks like DIYCycling has one that appears identical to the one on my Canyon (and the Ergon - who I think makes these for Canyon), right down to the rail clamps and lettering. Cheaper than Canyon too.

    These are knock-offs I think.

    https://www.diycarbonbikes.com/produ...MaAgfTEALw_wcB

    This is from Ergon's site
    https://www.ergonbike.com/en/product...sattelstuetzen
    Last edited by Finx; 03-28-2020 at 12:10 AM.

  4. #4
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2020
    Posts
    10
    Thanks, so they do still sell them. And everyone who uses them seems to like them a lot. What I'm most curious about, though, is longevity. Is that an issue with this design, or with other high-deflection designs?

  5. #5
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Posts
    753
    Quote Originally Posted by caranx View Post
    Thanks, so they do still sell them. And everyone who uses them seems to like them a lot. What I'm most curious about, though, is longevity. Is that an issue with this design, or with other high-deflection designs?
    I've had mine since 2018, and probably have 8k miles across three bikes. They all seem as good as the day they were new.

    Not really sure how anyone could answer this.

  6. #6
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    3,877
    I never heard of any problem, but I'm isolated.
    BANNED

Similar Threads

  1. Quintana Roo Split Carbon... Awesome!
    By CaliBuddha in forum Bikes, Frames and Forks
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 11-19-2009, 05:53 PM
  2. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-26-2008, 10:56 AM
  3. WR composite seatposts...who sells them?
    By spookyload in forum Components, Wrenching
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 02-10-2005, 08:56 PM
  4. Briko Helmets? What happened to them...
    By mellowman in forum General Cycling Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 07-26-2004, 09:20 AM
  5. Carbon Seatposts
    By carmy in forum Components, Wrenching
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-02-2004, 06:15 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT ROADBIKEREVIEW

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2020 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.