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Old 05-18-10, 11:16 AM   #1
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Suspension Seat Post on Comfort Bike?

Could a suspension seat post on a Comfort Bike deal with a rider who weighs 230 lbs?

I'm torn between a Mountain Bike and a Comfort Bike. I would get the Comfort bike but I'm not sure about the suspension seat post and my weight.
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Old 05-18-10, 12:20 PM   #2
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They can be cranked down to a stiffer setting. I weigh around 215# and was able to pretty much lock mine out. However I got rid of it the first chance I got, I don't like the suspension seat posts because they rob me of pedaling power, they cause you to bob up and down.

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Thanks. Since I like the upright riding position of the Comfort Bike, I think I'll get that one and when I'm tired "bopping up and down" just replace the suspension seat post with a rigid one.
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I had one on my comfort hybrid. Broke it after a couple of months. I'm sub 200 lbs. To be honest, I haven't noticed any difference between having a suspension seat post vs. a rigid one. The seat is what's important.
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Thanks. Since I like the upright riding position of the Comfort Bike, I think I'll get that one and when I'm tired "bopping up and down" just replace the suspension seat post with a rigid one.
That will work and as coffeecake pointed out the seat (saddle) is what is important. FWIW I am a Brooks lover, most of my bikes have Brooks leather saddles on them.

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