Titec Duke Prolight seatpost review

No-nonsense, low glamour

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
GBP £44.00 RRP | USD $71.77
Titec Duke Prolight seatpost

Our review

A solid performer that holds on tight while you get on with your ride
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This 7075 alloy Duke Prolight seatpost is from Titec’s Hell Bent category, which is aimed at cross-country and all-mountain riders.

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At 235g for a 350mm post, it’s fine for the sort of ‘light but not overly weight conscious’ trail bikes that make up a large proportion of ‘normal’ riders’ bikes. The post is in-line (there isn’t any rearward offset to the saddle rail cradle), so bear that in mind if you need to give your bike a little more length.

The Prolite uses a Syncros-style twin-opposed bolt head – which Titec call ‘Duke’ – and this allows for micro-adjustments to the rail position and saddle tilt. Small brass washers ensure the 4mm Allen-headed bolts turn easily, even when caked with mud.

As usual with this design, its Achilles heel quickly becomes apparent, though: the forward bolt can be a bit tricky to access, especially with some of the wider multi-tool Allen key sets. It’s worth keeping a single 4mm handy just to make life simple.

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We like the laser-etched height markings, although millimetres would be more useful than centimetres. Detail quibbles aside, it’s a solid performer and it’ll keep your saddle where it’s meant to be – and not all seatposts can boast that.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Duke Prolight seat post (10)
Brand Titec

Weight (g) 235
Material 7075 T6 Aluminium
Lengths Available 350mm
Diameters Available 27.2mm 30.9mm 31.6mm