Outland Suspension Seatpost review£25.00

Comfortable budget bounce

BikeRadar score3.5/5

Outland’s suspension post is smooth and comfortable and compatible with upgrade kist from Post Moderne. In fact it's similar to the Post Moderne Cushy SL but longer and therefore heavier, making it worth buying if you need the extra length.

Its soft spring rate gives it the same easy movement and immediate comfort as the Cushy. You do have to sit centrally to get the best performance though. It’s also a bouncer when you pedal in stock trim, but you can add preload via the bottom bung.

The Post Moderne upgrade springs plug in with a bit of coaxing if you want a stiffer ride too.

There is rock and wobble from new, but nothing too distracting and the tightening collar keeps it under control as the months go by.

It also comes in both black (27.2mm only) and silver finishes, too.

Unless you really need the extra 50mm of length, the much lighter Cushy SL would be our £25 choice though.

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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