How to solve a slipping seatpost (video)

All you need is some grease and carbon-fibre assembly paste

A Cannondale mechanic uses carbon gripper to prevent the seatpost from slipping

(Image credit: Watson)

A slipping seatpost can ruin any ride. You're riding along quite happily when you hit a pot hole or a section of rough road and your seatpost drops. Even if it's just by a few millimetres it will be immediately noticeable and you'll want to pull over to sort it out.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.