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Loaded Precision X-Lite Quick Release Post Clamp

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The Good:

Super lightweight, over 50% lighter than my stock QR clamp. Advertised weight was spot on (24g) via my digital postage scale. Beautiful machining, no razor sharp edges. Smooth radius cuts and curvy contours. Titanium bolt doesn't corrode and knurled thumb nut offers easy adjustment even with sweaty gloves or greasy fingers. Smooth and precise pivot is wiggle free. Lever has a nice shape that is easy on the hand when clamping tightly.

The Bad:

A bit pricey, but inline with other QR clamps made from the same materials and comparable weight. The lever looks fragile and kinda feels that way when clamping down. Although, I havent noticed any flexing or been fearful of breaking it, even when clamping down tighter than i probably should.

Overall Review:

First I must admit to being a bit of a bling whore. I typically choose to keep it somewhat less flashy though, so I chose to order the clear anodized (silver) clamp. I ordered directly from the manufacturer and despite being on the opposite coast of the country, I received the clamp in 3 business days. Packaging was small and simple, requiring only a pair of scissors to cut a single cable tie to free the clamp from its retail card.

Holding the clamp in hand was a pleasure. It is unbelievably lightweight and has a feel comparable to a fine wristwatch. After removing the factory QR clamp and holding each in opposite hands the difference in quality is striking. Low grade stamped alloy and carbon steel vs. precision machined aircraft grade aluminum and titanium. The design and execution between two parts destined to perform the same duty shows the dedication Loaded Precision had when engineering this clamp.

Installation took less thought than tying a shoe, as expected. The clamp fit noticeably tighter to the seat tube than the factory piece, and the machined lip on the inside diameter made it impossible to position the clamp too far down over the seat tube. After sliding my seat post into position within the seat tube, the knurled thumb nut was easily adjusted to provide perfect clamping force. The lever is just long enough to provide adequate leverage to clamp tightly without being unsightly, nestling tightly against the body of the clamp. All that was left was to stand back and marvel at the jewel like quality I had just applied to my wonderful bicycle.

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The Good:

Works as advertised and looks amazing

The Bad:

Nothing significant to report

Overall Review:

Can't go wrong with this seat collar. Pair it with a color matching stem and grips and you're set!


Product Loaded Precision X-Lite Quick Release Post Clamp
Collar Type Quick Release
Size 31.8mm, 34.9mm
Materials 7075 Aluminum & Titanium
Colors Black, Grey, Silver, Gold, Green, Blue, Red
Weight 0 lb 0.8 oz (24 g)
Miscellaneous How can a Seat Post QR be sexy you ask? Start with 5 axis CNC milled 7075 Aluminum. Everything about how the lever lays back against the detailed clamp, the subtle taper of the lever as it curves to the perfect little ball at the end for the minimalistic, yet comfortable hand feel. God is in the details, it is said--This flowing, slender at a mere 24 grams, and strong from careful detailed design and state of the art material, is guaranteed to put a smile on your face every time you touch it.7075 AluminumTitanium hardwareFive Axis CNC milled clampTouch study designed for feel and function24 grams
Price $39.99
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