Yeah, Koxx overprices it’s products WAY too much. They seem to just try to get out as many new products a year as they can, but that must mean that they don’t pay as much attention to detail as some other companies. By the looks of the new seat post it is only re-enforced in the tube part, where as the problem with most seat posts is that they break on the weld connecting to the post plate. An example of Koxx overpricing their individual parts:
Koxx Red Devil Components-
Saddle- 45 euros
Seat Post- 29 euros
Post Clamp- & euros- 7 euros
Frame- 49 euros
Hub- 60 euros
Cranks- 75 euros
Pedals- 25 euros ( check out their butterfly pedals, only 75 euros! )
Tire- 36 euros
Rim Tape- 3.22 euros
Tube- 5 euros
Post Shim- 3.22 euros
+Spokes and wheelbuild = +/- 30 euros
420 Euros for all the Devil parts. $557 USD. Rip-off.
The XTP is a lot but its the only frame like that so you can’t compare it to anything. That new seatpost is around $80US which seems like a lot but the Thompson post is the same price. If that new seat post is comparable in strength then it would be more desirable because you don’t need a rail adapter or swallis base.
That doesn’t seem a very fair comparison th new KH trials uni is more comparable with the XTP than the Devil - aluminium frame, wide rim, Isis hub, solid aluminum cranks, low profile seat, reinforced aluminum seat post
Koxx XTP $818.06 (from Municycle can’t find it in US)
KH trials uni $467
I guesss you are paying a bit more for Koxx styling and branding
Koxx are notorious for being pricey. Their over-priced biketrials components have made people always ask whether or not a new product has the signature ‘Koxx price-tag’.
To best honest… their ISIS crankset and hubs really aren’t that bad for the price. Let’s not forget how much KH-Onza cranksets and Profiles cost!
however, the Try-All rims are hardly a bargain. KH is much better in this sense.
Saddle-wise Koxx are nice, really nice, but I just wish they brought their saddles out to be thinner as standard, I don’t see why not seeing as ALL the Koxx team thin down their saddles a hell of a lot! It’s not too ideal thinning down Koxx saddles because they have the annoying staples instead of the easy laces design KH saddles have.
I know this’ll be really expensive… but having an entirely CNC machined one-piece seatpost would be theoretically stronger than a welded together seatpost. Even so, it’s not worth the effort considering there are steel posts around…