Top value seat collar
Practical not pretty
The Lip Lock from Salsa is basically the bolted clamp mate of the Flip Lock.
Fire Eye's meaty double-bolt seat clamp is certainly burly - all 1.04kg of it. The clamp keeps the post locked in position during even the heaviest landings and it's good value, although it only comes in a 29.8mm size.
Forged from 6061 T-6 aluminium alloy, Woodman's Death Grip QR weighs 45g and is available in 28.6, 29.8, 31.8 and 34.9mm sizes. It's easy to use and well made, with a positive cam action. The only negative is that baggy shorts can
Hope's bolted collar is super simple in operation, but with just enough laser etched detailing to add that vital bike jewellery element. With the steel bolt threading directly into the alloy collar, tightening needs to be careful though...