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Old 08-20-05, 09:46 AM   #1
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Just fitted a Cane Creek Thudbuster. No problem in fitting it except with regard to getting clearance for the top bag on the Seat mounted pannier. Had to push the bag carrier back to get the "swing Clearance", so only time will tell if this will cause a problem. Proof of the pudding as they say, and only a short ride of 5 miles, and not offroad yet. No wonder this has been rated as the ultimate suspension post. Plenty of potholes found to test it, and it works. Movement initially felt strange, but even that was natural by the end of the ride. This is the long travel version that gives 3" of movement, and there is a short travel of 1 1/2". Thanks to getting too many shocks transmitted to the tender area, I hope I have got the right one.
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Old 08-20-05, 01:18 PM   #2
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Sue has the short version in her seat post.She loves it. I have ben toying with the idea of puting your version on my MTB, but haven't plucked up the courage to spend all that money and not sure of the results. The ideal would be to test one first.
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Old 08-27-05, 03:56 AM   #3
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Sue has the short version in her seat post.She loves it. I have ben toying with the idea of puting your version on my MTB, but haven't plucked up the courage to spend all that money and not sure of the results. The ideal would be to test one first.
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Used it on my Solo last week and it works-excellently. Only problem I did find was that at speed on the road, getting to the hills, I had a bit of pedal induced bobbing that I did not enjoy. That bobbing is one of the reasons I have not gone full suspension, (I can't afford a top grade Bike) but Off road, It did not come in at all. Perhaps a stronger elastomer could fix the Road bobbing, so still some experimenting to do.
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That bobbing is one of the reasons I have not gone full suspension, (I can't afford a top grade Bike) but Off road, It did not come in at all. Perhaps a stronger elastomer could fix the Road bobbing, so still some experimenting to do.
There are plenty of bikes out there on the market that don't bob. I am an avid mountian biker and my Giant NRS2 does not bob at all. Just look for a 4" or less travel bike that has either a design like a Giant NRS or a bike with a pedal platform specific shock such as a Fox Pro Pedal or Manatiou Swinger. Then go test ride.
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Old 08-27-05, 09:03 AM   #5
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The bike I want is a Whyte 46, but $$$$$. Why change in any case when I am more than happy with my hardtail Bianchi. It does more than I want at a far lower cost. Besides. It does not get ridden much with The Dale MT2000 being my prefered bike.
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