243 Racing Seatpost review

Keenly priced and robust seatpost, with lifetime warranty.

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £27.99 RRP

Our review

Keenly priced and robust seatpost, with lifetime warranty
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This post has some very nice touches… Take the cast double-bolt inline clamp on top of the thick, machined 6061 aluminium shaft, which allows easy fine-tuning of the saddle angle…


The chances of the post and saddle getting damaged are also greatly reduced by the two-piece head and shaft design, which lets the head rotate in a crash to stop anything bending, and it can be retightened afterwards. Thankfully, while the system allows for flexibility in a bail, it doesn’t suffer from any nasty creaking or accidental turning when riding.


The post also has a lifetime warranty, or, as Balfa put it, “break it and we’ll replace it”. The weight is slightly high for all-round use but the price is excellent.

Product Specifications


Name 243 Racing
Brand Balfa

Weight (g) 302
Seatpost Shim/Seat Pin Shim Compatibility Any