General Cycling Discussion - suspension seatpost
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05-08-10, 10:12 PM
Which one(s) have you tried? And what style of riding?
05-09-10, 01:37 PM
I had a Tamer Weekender model on my FX,mainly ride on pavement and little on gravel/dirt, could not see any advantage of it bcz i am a light weight,i am giving it away if anyone pays the shipping.
The Weak Link
05-09-10, 08:15 PM
Thudbuster. Heavy but good.
The other suspension seatposts always made it feel like your seatpost was slipping down.
05-10-10, 12:27 AM
Had a Thudbuster on my Cannondale MB about 10 years ago. It was pretty good even under my 240 pounds, but I got my first mountain bike in the early days and learned all the old school tricks about riding a rigid bike in rough terrain. I still instinctively stand up in technical riding and "float" rather than letting the bike do the work. When I made myself sit down, though, the Thud was good even on fairly large bumps.
I also had a cheap (like $40) telescoping post on an old Trek I used as a commuter. Can't remember the brand name. It was useless on anything resembling a bump, but did do a decent job of taking the buzz out of chip sealed roads and rough pavement.
Would I buy them again? Probably. But I don't ride mountain bikes much anymore, and big tires are about as effective as the telescoping post at absorbing small shocks on a road bike. Post Moderne, that's the brand name. Haven't heard of them in years.
05-10-10, 02:10 AM
I have a Thudbuster ST on my Bike Friday Tikit folder. Makes the ride more comfortable, smoothing out bumps. I just use this bike for general recreational cycling (beach cruising, bike paths).
05-18-10, 07:27 PM
Ordered a Sette Ryde SP-367A. This will be going on my fairly new rigid 29er. Review and photos soon.
05-20-10, 04:03 PM
This seat post is smooth. Has a preload adjustment on the bottom of the seat post as well as the wide-range open/close (via 3mm hex key) adjustment on the side.
05-21-10, 03:35 AM
Not a suspension seatpost, but I have a Koobi saddle with built in elastomers. It seems to work.
05-21-10, 03:47 AM
I used this RockShox Road Post for a while.
It's been discontinued though there are new RockShox models out there.
It did take the edge off bumps, but the bushings didn't last long. Maybe one year. Eventually it felt like a loose saddle rail clamp. Tossed it.
The new models might have better longevity.
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