Phill P wrote:
I sprung for one of the 6Ks, a 31.6 x 350 alloy model.
The stock M4 steel bolts and bridges were heavy chineese metal, but do their job.
Issues if you're a nit-picker: I had to return my post for a replacement. The holes in the post for central pin were not drilled perpendicular (that's 90 degrees, kids) to the cradle. And the half-moon cutouts in the cradle for the saddle rails to rest on were 42mm wide, not the standard 44mm, so that messed up the clamping dynamic. The replacement post was not much better. Again, these are minor issues that most folks wouldn't notice unless you pointed them out.
So I'd say definite bang for the buck, but check it over very carefully before you install.
So how many defects in design or manufacturing are you willing to *find* before you determine a product to be poor quality?
OK 6K may not have made the post, but they were still selling products made to that standard.
With all sincerity, not sure what you're suggesting. I don't exactly like a 42mm post cradle squeezing the saddle rails inward by 1mm on the bottom, while the top bridge piece is 44mm. The pieces are fighting each other, and contacting the saddle rails on the sides, not perfectly vertically. So members here can draw their own conclusions. The owner told me he would remedy the issues, although that seems to be QC in another part of the world.
I think the post is worth the price, and then spending a bit more for more precise hardware fixes it, and still for less than 100 bucks, that's a hard deal to top with notmuch effort.