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1/29/2015 7:51 PM

okay so whats the deal with tripod seats? are they lighter then pivotals? stronger? im not really following where their better than pivotals here....

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1/29/2015 7:53 PM

Lighter stronger and more simple and easier to install.

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1/29/2015 8:00 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/29/2015 8:00 PM

Lighter, stiffer, weaker, less comfortable and less options.

Tried tripod but switched back to pivotal because nothin comes close to the comfort of Tree seats.

The posts are VERY poorly designed and I've seen tons snapped.

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1/29/2015 8:05 PM

Xxohioanxx wrote:

Lighter, stiffer, weaker, less comfortable and less options.

Tried tripod but switched back to pivotal because nothin comes close to the comfort of Tree seats.

The posts are VERY poorly designed and I've seen tons snapped.

How could the posts be improved on?

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1/29/2015 8:07 PM

Xxohioanxx wrote:

Lighter, stiffer, weaker, less comfortable and less options.

Tried tripod but switched back to pivotal because nothin comes close to the comfort of Tree seats.

The posts are VERY poorly designed and I've seen tons snapped.

Aluminum is light so it must be in the millions.

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1/29/2015 8:08 PM

i only ask cuz of this... oh if only they had a pivotal...

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1/29/2015 8:10 PM

biggybuggy wrote:

How could the posts be improved on?

There's a little bump at the top of it and all the stress concentrates there, causing them to snap off.

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1/29/2015 8:10 PM
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Here.



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1/29/2015 8:17 PM



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1/29/2015 9:02 PM

Tripods look better , simple , lighter. Unless you doing whips are just land hard on your seat it should be fine. They're almost a trend.

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1/29/2015 9:07 PM

Brayden_Buckingham wrote:

Tripods look better , simple , lighter. Unless you doing whips are just land hard on your seat it should be fine. They're almost a trend.

I don't think I've ever seen a Tripod seat that looks better than your average Pivotal seat.

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1/29/2015 9:15 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/29/2015 9:15 PM

@dkTechEthan have you recieved the stem yet?

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1/29/2015 9:20 PM

Brayden_Buckingham wrote:

Tripods look better , simple , lighter. Unless you doing whips are just land hard on your seat it should be fine. They're almost a trend.

Xxohioanxx wrote:

I don't think I've ever seen a Tripod seat that looks better than your average Pivotal seat.

The Markit and new mutiny ones are the only ones I think look nice. I have the Markit actually. I think it looks better than all the other with the weird shape. It looks more like a pivotal. And how many seat positions do there need to be? The two positions are actually nice. One is suitable for parkrats and the other position is in that nice equilibrium between tilted and horizontal.

Main reason I got a tripod was because I liked the way the Markit seat looked. Everything else looks wierd, not like a seat.

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1/29/2015 9:24 PM

joshcooldude wrote:

@dkTechEthan have you recieved the stem yet?

not yet, probably will be tomarrow got delayed cuz of this sner storm. let me check shipping ill text u

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1/29/2015 10:09 PM

biggybuggy wrote:

The Markit and new mutiny ones are the only ones I think look nice. I have the Markit actually. I think it looks better than all the other with the weird shape. It looks more like a pivotal. And how many seat positions do there need to be? The two positions are actually nice. One is suitable for parkrats and the other position is in that nice equilibrium between tilted and horizontal.

Main reason I got a tripod was because I liked the way the Markit seat looked. Everything else looks wierd, not like a seat.

I will say if Tree drops a Tripod seat identical to their Slim Pivotal and a 200mm or longer Tripod post without the stress concentrator, I'd probably switch back to Tripod just since it looks a bit cleaner underneath.

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1/29/2015 11:51 PM

I like tripods more but honestly it's a seat and I really couldn't care . If it's strong and decently comfy and not ugly , I'll ride it.

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1/29/2015 11:52 PM

Ill just get a stealth pivotal tbh, clean design on top, still pivotal.

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1/30/2015 12:10 AM

Everything is fine with pivotal seats, we can set the angle exactly how we like.
But the tripod is a completely retard concept, only two positions avaiable, and for what benefits ? Only to don't have a hole on the top of the seat !?

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1/30/2015 12:28 AM

Am i the only one that likes the hole on top of a pivotal seat?!?!?!?

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1/30/2015 1:13 AM

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this is hilarious. and on par.

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1/30/2015 5:36 AM

i think it is brilliant.
easier to install.
two perfect seat positions.
clean, effective look.

as far as the strength goes, its a fucking seat.
you have to be a terrible rider to snap a seat post... i never even heard of such a thing.

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1/30/2015 8:05 AM

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1/30/2015 8:14 AM
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Baphometh wrote:

i think it is brilliant.
easier to install.
two perfect seat positions.
clean, effective look.

as far as the strength goes, its a fucking seat.
you have to be a terrible rider to snap a seat post... i never even heard of such a thing.

Slip pedal and you can snap some posts & seat in one lmao

I know a friend of mine hit foam and the seat went up his ass and snapped the seat and post, both a fit seat and post

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1/30/2015 8:21 AM

Stiffer and lighter. Really want to make the switch but just dont like any of the seats. Not worth dropping a few oz by riding a seat i dont like. But if you're in the market for a seat and post and like a specific tripod, i would definitely go for it!

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1/30/2015 8:23 AM

Baphometh wrote:

i think it is brilliant.
easier to install.
two perfect seat positions.
clean, effective look.

as far as the strength goes, its a fucking seat.
you have to be a terrible rider to snap a seat post... i never even heard of such a thing.

I prefer having a lot of different angles to dial in where I want my seat. I hardly ever sit on my seat but when I do I'd like to not feel like I'm about to lose my anal virginity or sit on it completelt flat, that shit's so unfomfortable. Pivotal seats are so adjustable, it's nice.


As for breaking them, I've snapped a seat before doing a no footed can can, missing the pedal and landing my ass right to the seat breaking it. I'd be willing to bet the force of that would have broken a tripod post just looking at them. Not to mention I do dickfooted whips and because of this I sometimes kick the shit out of my seat when getting over frame, moving the seat post in the seat tube.

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1/30/2015 10:30 AM

If they made the Tree seats in Tripod it would be cool, I have the slim pivotal one now and it's the best seat I have ever ridden

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1/30/2015 2:48 PM

Tree seats or die. I won't get any other seat than a tree. They look and feel better. Now if they made tripods, i'd get one.

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1/30/2015 5:22 PM

NewAndImprovedClancy wrote:

Am i the only one that likes the hole on top of a pivotal seat?!?!?!?

I like that my seat has a vaginia to be honest.

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1/30/2015 5:30 PM

This thread is making me want to go back to my railed s&m seat

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1/30/2015 5:36 PM

eskimojay wrote:

This thread is making me want to go back to my railed s&m seat

DO IT!

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