System EX EL suspension seatpost review

One for the larger rider

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
£17.00 RRP
System Ex EL Post

Our review

Cheap sprung post falls short on travel – best for big riders
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The System EX is cheap, but unfortunately not very comfortable. Despite the listed 45mm of travel, even deliberate ball-busting bounces on the saddle never coaxed more than 25mm of movement out of the shaft.

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On the trail it rarely moved at all, except over bumps that we would ordinarily have stood up for rather than stayed sitting through. What give there was did little to reduce the eye-watering consequences either.

The plus side is that there’s no bounce or movement when pedalling. With no spare spring kits available, it’s only big, heavy riders who could really regard this as a viable option for a suspension post. 

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There’s increasing fore and aft wobble and knock from new too and there’s no way of reducing that play as it increases. It does come in a decent range of sizes, though.

Product Specifications

Product

Name EL Suspension Seatpost (09)
Brand System EX

Weight (g) 430
Material 6061 T6 Aluminium
Travel 45
Lengths Available 350mm
Diameters Available 26.8mm 27.0mm 27.2mm