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Old 07-07-08, 10:36 AM   #1
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Seat Post Recommendation

Greetings,

I did a quick search and didn't see anything that looked like a match so here's my question. I'm looking for a seatpost for an '01 Gary Fisher MTB. The Bontrager post on it now has a single bolt and yesterday while on the trail it rotated when my fat ***** when over a big bump. (Guess I need to learn to get off the seat, eh?). I'm thinking a 2 bolt setup such as the Easton Ea70 would be the way to go. Thanks in advance for your recommendations.
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Thomson. It's worth the little extra $$
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+1 for Thomson... unless you're looking for an on-the-fly adjustable post like the Gravity Dropper, All Mountain Post, or Crank Brothers Joplin. I'll probably replace my Thomson with a Joplin R in the next few months.
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Thomson is good, but depending on how big you are and how high you run it, you may notice some flex.

Race Face Diabolus is the most bomber post I've ever tried - and I've tried (and destroyed) a lot of em.
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Almost any two-bolt is better in my book; but I'll add to gastro's list the FSA FR270. For a comparatively economical post, it has tough 'big-guy' build/features.
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I love my Thomson elite.
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If you can afford it go for the thompson elite, i cant, i went with the Sette APX alloy, its got good reviews, or for another $20 you can get it in carbon which brings it to a price right between the thompson and the alloy APX.
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leave the carbon for the roadies. Even my carbon road bike has an aluminum post....
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Greetings,

I did a quick search and didn't see anything that looked like a match so here's my question. I'm looking for a seatpost for an '01 Gary Fisher MTB. The Bontrager post on it now has a single bolt and yesterday while on the trail it rotated when my fat ***** when over a big bump. (Guess I need to learn to get off the seat, eh?). I'm thinking a 2 bolt setup such as the Easton Ea70 would be the way to go. Thanks in advance for your recommendations.
Maybe you did not tighten the bolt enough. The bontrager setup is goofy, but if you tighten it properly it should not shift 99.9% of the time. Try that again before opening your wallet.
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Thomson posts are nice (I have one on my M2 and another on my Gunnar), but I have a new favorite:



While the Kent Eriksen titanium post is expensive, it is much easier to adjust than the Thomson and the 330 mm layback post on my Eriksen hardtail gives a nice cushy ride. I'm going to replace the Thomson on my Gunnar with an Erkisen post.
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^^ You too can own a $200 rail-bender.
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Thomson Elite layback here. Luv'n it.
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Thanks for all of the replies. I will check out the Thomson and others. I'm sure a 2-bolt design will work better for me. I know I tightened the bolt as tight as I could get it using a foldable Park tool. I'm sure I could possibly get it a little tighter if I really tried but I'm afraid I'd snap it if I put too much uumph behind it.
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I broke 2 bontrager seat posts.

Bought a Thomson, and never had a problem. It's a bombproof part.
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I use an easton not sure if it is a ea-70 .. it's cylindric in shape and holds the seat up.. what more can you want.
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I had a Thomson until I switch to KCNC.

I like KCNC a lot.
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