In the 5 months of use the newer KCNC Ti Pro Lite seatpost has not given me any issues, and it should have even better durability than its already durable predecessor . The larger bolts (M6 vs M5) have helped keep the yoke system squeak free, have less flex and should prevent any of the reported bolt breakage issues from occurring. I did not do any empirical tests, but the new seatpost also feels slightly stiffer.
The new KCNC Ti Pro Lite seatpost is a winner, its lightweight, durable, slightly stiffer, has larger bolts and comes in colors. The yoke system can be a pain to use and might not be the best system for heavier riders or downhillers.
Value Rating: 3.5 Flamin’ Chili Peppers
Overall Rating: 4.5 Flamin’ Chili Peppers
KCNC Ti-Pro Specs:
Tube material – Scandium T7
Yoke system material – 7075 Aluminum
Bolts – Ti 6V-4Al, size M6x45 and M6x35
Colors – Red, Blue and Gold
Sizes – 27.2×400, 30.9×400 and 31.6×400
Weight – 166.9 grams (verified)
MSRP – $125?
KCNC US url: http://kcnc-usa.com/component/option,com_frontpage/Itemid,1/
KCNC url: http://www.kcnc.com.tw