Syncros FL7075 seatpost review£54.99

Twin-bolt post

BikeRadar score3.5/5

The Syncros Hardcore post was a legend in its day and this recaptures the proven twin-bolt Suntour clamp simplicity in a usefully light, modern version.

The 7075 alloy shaft is coined out at the base with the cold forged and machined lower head bonded on top. The lower clamp is held in place with a spring clip, while the upper clamp sandwiches on top and tightens with two 4mm bolts threading into captured barrels.

This means much less chance of chasing dropped bits than on other twin-bolt heads. The short 30mm clamp length also means more adjustment than normal for an inline post. Less support means more chance of bent rails.

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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