Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Northern Nevada
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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.