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Old 03-31-13, 03:13 PM   #1
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Thudbuster

Old Pro's, would this be helpful for seat slaps or those times we get too tired to stand up and are too hard headed to stop and rest ?
Or Izzit another useless thing ?

http://thudbuster.com/

I'm fine and see no need for this or a collapsible seat post, just wonder if any has used this,,,,
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Considering they're built by a reputable company and have been available for years but still don't have much of a following, one might surmise they work well on a limited number of bikes for a limited number of riders in a very limited set of circumstances.
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I've used them on a couple of hardtail mountain bikes - very good for crossing ploughed fields or really rutted dirt tracks. You shouldn't sit on them for big hits - if you do they'll catapult you to standing up (where you should have been anyhow).

Limited point on a road bike I'd think, although having said that we have one on the stoker's seat on the tandem. She can't see the bumps coming.

I nearly got caught out by one once - the elastomers were about 5 years old and one of them split and popped off - no immediate harm but this makes the post unridable. Happily I was able to find the old elastomer and ziptie it back into place and ride home without having to stand up all the way. I carry a spare elastomer now.
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Only ever seen them used by 2 riders, and one was on a tandem stocker.

For the collapsible post you mention, take it you mean a dropper, don't discount one before you try, once used you won't want to go back to a fixed seatpost
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Nods,, tanks for the feedback XD
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