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Brand: Titec Titec X-Wing
Name: X-Wing
Retail Price: $1000 NT
(approx. $30 USD)
Type of Product: Seat Post
Duration Tested: Less than one year
Manufacturer Website: http://www.titec.com/
Technical Info: n/a
Pros: none
Cons: clamp constantly loose, broken clamp bolt
Ride Summary: This is the worst piece of biking equipment I have ever bought. I thought a seat post was a simple thing that never gave problems. X-Wing changed that. The post isn't the problem. It is the clamp. It was bad enough to produce continuous cursing, much to the annoyance of my fellow riders. The clamp wouldn't stay tight for more than 10 minutes, and this is for either off or on road riding. I am not the only one with this problem. Another friend had the misfortune to own this waste of metal and complains about exactly the same problem. I eventually got rid of mine, when the bolt holding the clamp snapped, as I was descending a nice root infested section of trail. The end result was not too pretty.
FFTA Verdict: Throw this piece off the proverbial Ledge.