Alpha Q Pro seatpost review

This seatpost reminds me of my badminton racket, in that the carbon fibres seem to be unidirectional along its length. In a racket this gives a flexier shaft, and it should mean that the post has more lateral flex than if a standard cross weave was used.

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £139.00 RRP
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Our review

Interesting take on the carbon post, Beneficial on long rides
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This seatpost reminds me of my badminton racket, in that the carbon fibres seem to be unidirectional along its length. In a racket this gives a flexier shaft, and it should mean that the post has more lateral flex than if a standard cross weave was used.

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Since the post is at an angle, and part of your mass is exacting a lateral force, you should get a slightly increased dampening effect. I can’t claim that I really noticed the difference, but it might save you a few saddle sores over a long day, especially if you run a long post. The clamp is a standard alloy affair and though it’s nothing special it works well. At 225g for a 350mm post it’s light, but not super light. Maybe one for the tall Audax rider…

Product Specifications

Product

Name Q Pro Seatpost
Brand Alpha Q

Diameter 27.2
Laser Etched Graphics Yes
Length (mm) 350
Offset 25
Seat Tilting Yes
Twin-Bolt Head Yes
Weight (g) 225
Material Alloy Carbon
Seatpost/Seat Pin Type Onepiece Construction
Seatpost/Seat Pin Finishes Black Anodised