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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 09-21-12, 10:41 AM   #1
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seat posts

Any one use the seat post that has the suspension in it. Mine has but does not provide a nice ride since when I sit down on it is squishes down all the way till it stops. So no help there. There should be a better after market seat post that will support me. I'm 5' 10" at 250lbs. I'm a little on the muscular side but also over weight. Hopefully someone can help me with a better after market seat post I would like the suspension post but if I have to will go with a plain seat post.
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Old 09-21-12, 11:09 AM   #2
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in my limited experience the suspension seat post are a joke. Heavy and non effective.

Just get a good seatpost in either aluminum or carbon (assuming budget) and a seat that fits and go, go , go.
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Old 09-21-12, 11:15 AM   #3
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Plain seat post +1. Suspension seat posts are good on paper only, (just like padded saddles in my experience). Apparently they'd make your ride more comfortable but in reality they do the exact opposite.
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I use a regular carbon fiber seatpost, the one that came with my bike. When I can't help going over something that will be jarring, I get up off the saddle.
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