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Old 11-16-07, 05:09 PM   #1
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Sus Seatpost for 2 Stokers: 110lbs and 180lb. What to do?

I was considering a Thudbuster ST. But I have 2 stokers at much different weights. How long does it take to change the elastomers? Or should I get a an air shock type and just change the air pressure? Sort of like the Sette Ryde ST-900 Air Suspension Seatpost. http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/166...n-Seatpost.htm Any recommendations or other ideas?
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Old 11-16-07, 07:27 PM   #2
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Both stokers use the same saddle? If not, I would get a seat post for each one.
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Old 11-17-07, 01:11 AM   #3
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i've got two seatposts/saddle setups for the stoker position. one for my wife and one for everyone else that way i don't have i don't have to mess up her position. it's a big time saver over trying to adjust one setup
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Sure, two posts and saddles is the best answer.

Changing the elastomer before the ride would be too much work for me, might take you 5 minutes, but seems like too much hasstle. If you don't get two posts, find a compromise, but favor the heavier rider, a seat post that is too bouncy (with a lighter elastomer) is very anoying, while a seat post that is too stiff only goes in the direction of no suspension, and there are plenty of stokers who choose not to have suspension at all.
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Old 11-18-07, 10:11 AM   #5
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yes.

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Both stokers use the same saddle? If not, I would get a seat post for each one.
they'll be using the same one for now. Our first priority is to get out the road bumps.
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