What year did the Race Face XY post and SYStem stem.........

CAPIN

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First came seatpost. in 1997. Stem came year latter.
Wether to use it, depends on the build and how fundamentalist you want to get :)
I wouldnt probably do it. If you wnt to go RF, then in 95 they had very different cromoly stem.. that one would suit better i guess.

But SYstem is definatelly very nice. Seatpost is ok in zero offset version. The bigger offset one i cannot stand. seatpost clamping head is too distracting IMO. also quite heavy.


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jan
 

Maxipedia

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I think Jan must be right and the seatpost was a bit earlier. I have one, although not from new, and it creaks. It looks cool but I don't trust it much. The guy before me filed it so it can take 8mm rails (don't ask me) and I had to give the entire head to a friend of mine who made me another clamping piece. I am curious if a mint one still creaks...

Mx
 

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The XY with its set back was a great innovation for people like me. No other post offered 2.5cm setback, unless you went with quirky modifications. I really didn't understand. Companies were offering the most stupid things, but not something usefull like a post with 2.5 cm setback. When the XY came out I immediately bought a couple.
 

Maxipedia

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Are yours creaking? I really want to know.

And how about the Ritchey posts? I'm not sure what the amount of setback is, but it's a decent seatpost that has been around since a while now and copied by others. I've had two and they never caused any issues. I never liked their look too much, though...

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Maxipedia":1ekpc3er said:
Are yours creaking? I really want to know.

In case this Q was for me: it could be that it once creaked and that I solved it or that it still creaks, but frankly do not pay a lot attention to that, unless it really gets annoying.
 
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