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Old 03-19-19, 06:14 PM
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Patriot1, thanks for the wealth of info.
I took delivery of the comp X1, 2019 as seen in the photo(Cant post pictures yet, 10 posts coming soon......).
First impressions, this bike is a cruiser with an attitude problem! For me I had a 22 mile delightful night of thrashing about the waterline of Baltimore cities inner harbor.
I was shocked at the fatigue I did not encounter. In the beginning I missed what I remember being lighter gearing on the hills but quickly got used to it.

Another thing that stuck to my memory was how invincible I was to anything on the road, from blasting full speed over old cobblestone streets (something I would have walked my 700cc bike over before lol).
What can I say, the wheels/tires are a bit heavy and a drag, but my goodness the transitions up and down sidewalks was amazing. I was always kind of a wus about going off curbs, not anymore.
And all with no shocks. I dont know if this is the only bike you should own, but if it is life will still be good.

Anyways I do have an issue and its so small and silly I hate to post it here.
Has anyone had issues adjusting the height of their saddle, and the post not staying still?
After getting the bike on the road, I adjusted the seat lower from the shop and it had some left to right action, I adjusted it again tightening the nut more, this time it was very difficult to close the Quick Release for the seat post, but there is still a tiny bit of movement.
It is the post itself I can feel it shift. Not enough to make a difference, but I never had a saddle with any give to it.
Is this an issue with the paint breaking in?
Is there something unique, proprietary or special to our post. My father took a look and thinks the post is different because it has grooves in it.
Patriot1, can you try sitting and shifting your but, do you get any play in your saddle. Thanks a million!
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GeorgeMD, glad to hear you are enjoying new ride! I look forward to seeing pics posted once you are off 10 post probation.
To answer your question about the seat post movement. What you are experiencing is the movement or play as you say
of the suspension seat slightly from side to side. Yes I am experiencing it as well. All Rolls have this, and adjusting the seat post
clamp tighter will not correct the issue.
This seat movement from side to side, my local Specialized shop owner did make aware of. I agree with you, it is a bit annoying.
A regular non suspension replacement seat post would cure this, I am not sure if I will change this out yet, probably not.
Be careful not to overtighten the seat post clamp, you can break it. It needs to be tight but not gorilla gonzo hands tight.

I added a frame bag to both our Rolls, I don’t like wearing a backpack, but do like carrying a few apples, oranges, bananas and energy bars when I ride.
The same frame bag for my wifes bike will arrive in a day or so. I ordered mine first to check fit. Congrats on the Roll!





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Old 03-20-19, 06:09 AM
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Yeah, all telescoping seat posts like that will have some movement like described. One idea is moving to a parallelogram seat post, like the Kinekt or the Satori Animaris. My father has both of these on his e-bikes, and I have ridden on the Kinect. He's bringing both with him when they come to visit us next week, so I'll get to try the Satori also. From his description, he can't tell a difference between the two, and the Satori is one third the price of the Kinekt.

You can tune these with springs that match your weight. You can tune them super soft, so the ride is like an old Cadillac. Or you can tune them pretty tight, so they just take the sharp edges off. I rode on my mom's bike when I lasted visited them, and hers is tuned to her weight, which is 100 pounds fewer than my weight. It rode like an old Cadillac and I'll say...it was quite comfortable. We did a 30 mile loop that day from their house up to Snow Canyon (which is about 10 miles of gravel desert road) and back. Her bike has a 63mm Suntour NEX fork and a Kinekt seat post, and I could feel next to nothing in terms of bumps and impacts. It was almost like riding a dirt bike. I was gliding over manhole covers like they weren't there at all. Now...that's obviously on one extreme, and I wouldn't put a 140 pound spring under my 240 pound bum, but I liked the concept. There is no wiggle at all. The seatpost is completely stable and smooth in its travel.

But those were on e-bikes. I'm going to try the seatposts on my hybrid and MTB when my folks visit us here next week to see how they do with full pedal bikes in my local conditions. As I recall, the Kinekt is about $250ish and the Satori Animaris is about $60 on Amazon. Suntour also make one, but I haven't personally tried it. It seems to be in the low $100ish range.
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Yeah, all telescoping seat posts like that will have some movement like described. One idea is moving to a parallelogram seat post, like the Kinekt or the Satori Animaris. My father has both of these on his e-bikes, and I have ridden on the Kinect. He's bringing both with him when they come to visit us next week, so I'll get to try the Satori also. From his description, he can't tell a difference between the two, and the Satori is one third the price of the Kinekt.

You can tune these with springs that match your weight. You can tune them super soft, so the ride is like an old Cadillac. Or you can tune them pretty tight, so they just take the sharp edges off. I rode on my mom's bike when I lasted visited them, and hers is tuned to her weight, which is 100 pounds fewer than my weight. It rode like an old Cadillac and I'll say...it was quite comfortable. We did a 30 mile loop that day from their house up to Snow Canyon (which is about 10 miles of gravel desert road) and back. Her bike has a 63mm Suntour NEX fork and a Kinekt seat post, and I could feel next to nothing in terms of bumps and impacts. It was almost like riding a dirt bike. I was gliding over manhole covers like they weren't there at all. Now...that's obviously on one extreme, and I wouldn't put a 140 pound spring under my 240 pound bum, but I liked the concept. There is no wiggle at all. The seatpost is completely stable and smooth in its travel.

But those were on e-bikes. I'm going to try the seatposts on my hybrid and MTB when my folks visit us here next week to see how they do with full pedal bikes in my local conditions. As I recall, the Kinekt is about $250ish and the Satori Animaris is about $60 on Amazon. Suntour also make one, but I haven't personally tried it. It seems to be in the low $100ish range.
Great info! Thanks for sharing. Wife and I got a good shakedown 15 mi lunch ride in today. We really are enjoying these Rolls!



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Hello. I am new to the forum and not sure if I am posting correctly. I visited my LBS today and I road the Roll and fell in love. I will be going back next week to purchase one.

Patriot 1...I was wondering if you could share where you purchased your camo accessories? I read all post from the beginning and am even more excited about my soon to be purchase.

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Hello. I am new to the forum and not sure if I am posting correctly. I visited my LBS today and I road the Roll and fell in love. I will be going back next week to purchase one.

Patriot 1...I was wondering if you could share where you purchased your camo accessories? I read all post from the beginning and am even more excited about my soon to be purchase.
Hey great to hear you are picking up a Roll! What model color?
I ordered the “digital camo” bike bags come from a company called Jandd.com. I am very impressed with their products. I have the large frame bag just an fyi. The site is intuitive you just have to see what’s avaiable or in stock. Jandd is great about answering emails as well. Welcome to the forum! Hope I have helped!

Just switched out our original black seats and added the two tone black and brown seats to our Taupe Rolls.
You will find they need to be tipped nose up slightly so your sit bones engage the “cup” of the Roll seat.

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