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Old 06-17-05, 11:50 PM   #1
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Seat Post Suspension

Is seat post suspension necessary on a full suspension bicycle? Will it make much of a difference? Thanks
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Old 06-17-05, 11:53 PM   #2
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Is seat post suspension necessary on a full suspension bicycle? Will it make much of a difference? Thanks
Great googly moogly.
Why on earth would you want to go do something like that?

A suspension seatpost is not only unneeded on a FS bike it will totally screw any sort of efficiency the bike MAY have had.

Suspension Seat Post?
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Old 06-17-05, 11:57 PM   #3
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Sweet googly moogly. Why on earth would you want to do that? A suspension seatpost is not only uneeded on a FS bike it will totally screw any sort of effeciency the bike MAY have had.
IMHO, suspension seatposts are hardly worth it even on a hardtail. On a full-suspension bike... You know, I'm wondering what kind of weird harmonic oscillations you could get into by doing that.
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IMHO, suspension seatposts are hardly worth it even on a hardtail. On a full-suspension bike... You know, I'm wondering what kind of weird harmonic oscillations you could get into by doing that.
Yeah. There's no way you'd be able to tune that properly. It's also not a good idea if you're trying to get more travel either
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If you get a suspension seatpost on your FS rig and talk a friend or two into doing the same and dont oil anything to the point where it creaks. THen you can have harmony.

With that said, i find that when i see people riding with a suspension seatpost it seems that they sit too much on the saddle and so bumps are more noticable.
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IVe never seen the point of them, unless you are just out on a comfort cruiser..But for any MTB that is going to be ridden, i dont see the point..
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Old 06-18-05, 09:45 AM   #8
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The reason I asked is because I just bought my new bike with full suspension and am getting rid of my hard tail, which I had added the cane creek suspension
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The reason I asked is because I just bought my new bike with full suspension and am getting rid of my hard tail, which I had added the cane creek suspension
Sell the cane creek seatpost
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Old 06-18-05, 10:23 AM   #10
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I can get around 7" travel with my Jamis. Thudbuster, sprung brooks seat and 3-1/2" on the Jamis. Was great around the yard but when I tried it on the trail, no good. Just for fun...
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Old 06-18-05, 05:11 PM   #11
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It deffinately isn't necessary. Will it make a difference? Not if you don't sit on it. God know what it will if you do...
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Suspension seatposts are not really suspension, they're the equivalent of a very squishy seat.
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Old 06-18-05, 07:37 PM   #13
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^^ Thats why I want one. The question then becomes, is it worth it? I like my seat, but I ride a hardtail, and when I'm not on dirt trails and just cruising along, my rear gets really numb...
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Old 06-19-05, 02:23 AM   #14
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I rode my new Trance today for the first time. I see what you all were talking about. I definitely don't need the seatpost suspension! Thanks
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Maybe i have a hard ass or something but it never gets numb on long rides with roots and whatnot that i go over, or on the road at that matter. It used to but it doesnt seem to bother anymore
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^^ Thats why I want one.
On a Bruiser? Oh PLEASE tell me you're joking.
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I'm not joking. I am seriously considering one. I was going to post a new topic about it, but I guess I'll just continue it here. My ass has become numb after using my bike on the road, and bike paths. I know its not what the Bruiser was meant to do, but I haven't tested it out at the local dirt trail. It's not like I'm sitting on it while I'm going downhill anyway.

Would it be worth it?
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Would it be worth it?
I would check out a lot of other things first.

How often do you ride? You ass might be sore just becuase you ride infrequently and when you do you ride for long periods. Try standing up for 20-30 seconds on longer rides to get some circulation back there.

Check your seat positioning. You might have too much weight distributed on the rear of the bike. I like to have a nice even weight distribution, front and rear. You might experiment with getting more weight forward if you are doing more fire road,paved road rides. I am pretty sure your bike is designed for urban assault/dirt jumping/free ride stuff. You might have to make some adjustments to your body positioning to feel comfortable riding long distances.

Getting a suspension seat post for road / path riding is unecessary.
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I have already adjusted everything on the seat from the height to the way it is angled to the distance, and I'm very comfortable with it for the most part. It works great for a couple of hours.

I even tried that standing up thing for a while. It works a little, but I still would like to know about suspension seat posts...
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you shouldn't be sitting down over bumpy terrain.......
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^ I don't, but I'm saying, when I'm not on rough terrain, when I'm just cruising around, or when I'm just using the bike around the neighborhood.
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This really doesn't add to the topic, but the last race I was in there was a few bikes (Hardtails) with Thudbusters on them. My full respect, however went to a grey haired gentleman who had removed his seatpost and seat altogether, Rode on his toes for the entire race! Good job!
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