USE have developed a new seatpost design, called Alien. Available shortly, the post will be available in three lengths, four sizes and four colours, as well as Shok Post and Carbon models.
The first ALIENS to land will be the aluminium ALIENS. These will arrive in bike
shops just before Christmas. Hot on their heals will be the svelte Carbon range and not long after will be the Shok Post ALEINS available in the early months of year 2000.
The ALIEN post is significantly lighter than USE’s old post design a standard ALIEN aluminium post in 350mm length and 27.2mm size weighs in at 198g making it possibly the lightest “Ally” post available. The Carbon ALEIN is even lighter by 20g. Unlike conventional seat posts, the main load bearing is not on the head, but directed through the “ALIEN’s head” and into the post itself. This results in a stronger and even lighter seat post. USE claim that in tests the ALIEN has beaten just about all the other terrestrial seat posts for ultimate and fatigue strength testing.
The design has been developed using the latest sophisticated FEA (Finite Element Analysis) computer modelling as well as in house “lab testing” by U.S.E., Giant and Specialized. On top of that, racers from the Giant International MTB race team have been hammering the ALIEN in the dirt.
Adjustment is a doddle. The ALIEN uses two “rear-entry” bolts that cleverly raise the saddle rails on the ALIENís head and lock them into position. Set up is as easy as 1: position saddle, 2: slide in lower blocks, 3: insert bolts and tighten.ALIEN SPECIFICATIONS
- Aluminium 7075 Colours available Silver ; Black ; Red ; Blue
- USE shim system available all sizes 25.4mm-32.8mm in 0.2mm increments and a special
- 30.9mm size.
- USE “SX” shim system available – sizes from 28.0.. – 32.8mm in 0.2mm increment and a special 30.9mm size.