Salsa Shaft review

Salsa have never bothered to follow convention, and their sideways thinking often yields great products like this one.

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £49.99 RRP
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Our review

Cunning easy-adjust, eccentric cam seatpost at a decent weight and price
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Salsa have never bothered to follow convention, and their sideways thinking often yields great products like this one.

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The forged and machined shaft is ovalised internally for maximum fore and aft strength without excess side fat, but it’s at the head end where things get interesting. The saddle clamps securely into a broad single-bolt top and bottom cradle, which gives almost a full inch of layback. Cunningly, this sits on a pivot connected to a cam and eccentric bolt mount that lets you adjust the saddle tilt totally separately. Despite the complexity, it all works very smoothly, with no creaking or wobble however dry or dirty we got it. The weight and price aren’t too troublesome either.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Salsa Shaft
Brand Salsa

Description 350mm and 286mm also available
Diameter 27.2
Independant Fore/Aft Tilt Adjustment Yes
Laser Etched Graphics Yes
Length (mm) 410
Seat Tilting Yes
Single Bolt-Head Yes
Weight (g) 270
Wide Saddle Cradle Support System Yes
Colour Black
Available Sizes 27.2mm 30.9mm 31.6mm
Seatpost/Seat Pin Type Mountain Bike
Seatpost/Seat Pin Material Aluminium