FSA SL-220 LX review£43.95

FSA posts come on loads of bikes and they're also well worth a look in their own right. The shaft is forged and then machined from a single piece of alloy to leave it thicker at the front and rear for strength.

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FSA posts come on loads of bikes and they're also well worth a look in their own right.

The FSA SL-220 LX shaft is forged and then machined from a single piece of alloy to leave it thicker at the front and rear for strength, and the head is moulded into the same single piece of alloy so there's no weak spot at the neck. The real bonus, however, is that the post provides a full lay-back saddle position without compromising security or ease of adjustment. In fact, we've had this post on test for two years and not done anything to it since fitting it. The price and weight are reasonable too, which leaves only the single-size availability as a downside.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 45
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster than the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK
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