Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Westwood MA (just south of Boston)
Bikes: 2009 Trek Soho
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Brooks Flyer saddle vs. Thudbuster seatpost for the potholes?
I'm building my dream commuter for my nasty ride into downtown Boston - lots of potholes, etc. It is almost complete except for shock absorption. As a #270 Clyde I don't feel comfortable lowering the tire pressure lest I get pinch flats, so I'm considering two different approaches:
1) Brooks Flyer saddle. I currently have a B17 on the bike (a Xootr Swift) and love it, so fit is not a concern. I've read however that this is most appropriate when the saddle and bar are roughly level, but this setup has drop bars about an inch lower than the saddle.
2) Thudbuster seatpost. I've had bad experiences with suspension seatposts as my weight pretty much pushes them down, but I hear the Thudbuster is really good. I don't know if it is appropriate for someone of my size though. This link
says there's a limit of 250 for their standard elastomers but that they have new ones for heavier riders. Curious whether anyone has tried these.
Thanks much. The two are roughly the same price.