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Old 10-14-11, 12:13 AM   #1
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Need help with finding a new seatpost

Hi! I'm new to bicycling, and I think I need a new seatpost. I'm riding an old Cannondale Criterium (fixed her up and everything), and that it is mad uncomfortable. I got a new seat and bike shorts, which help a lot, but I intend to take it for rides that are upwards of 100+ miles. After doing some googling, I found that a new seatpost might help ease my discomfort over bumpier roads. Do you guys have any particular suggestions?
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Larger tires with a lower psi will give you a softer ride.
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Cane Creek Thudbuster ST... elastomers in them sold in rider weight ranges.

[YGWYPF, though, people want a whole bike for that price]
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Larger tires with a lower psi will give you a softer ride.
+1 I have noticed that the design of the Terry Cit Y saddle smoothes out the small bumps better than a Brooks Champion Flyer with spring suspension.

The only suspension seat post I've ever owned drove me nuts with all the side play. Never tried a Thudbuster.
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Hi! I'm new to bicycling, and I think I need a new seatpost. I'm riding an old Cannondale Criterium (fixed her up and everything), and that it is mad uncomfortable. I got a new seat and bike shorts, which help a lot, but I intend to take it for rides that are upwards of 100+ miles. After doing some googling, I found that a new seatpost might help ease my discomfort over bumpier roads. Do you guys have any particular suggestions?
How long have you been riding?

How long do your rides last?

How often do you ride?
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Old 10-15-11, 12:10 PM   #6
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How long have you been riding?

How long do your rides last?

How often do you ride?
I've been biking for about a week now, they last something like 20-30 miles depending on the day, and I ride every day.

Also, thanks for the above tips! I recently got an Aliante xm saddle, mostly because they were selling testers for 50 bucks. Can't pass a deal like that up
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