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Suspension Seat Post recommendations

Old 04-27-20, 10:17 PM
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Suspension Seat Post recommendations

Hi Guys, anyone have any suspension seat post recommendations for heavy riders? I am 100-110 kilos. Cheers!
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Old 04-29-20, 09:07 AM
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I just put a new Crane Creek Thudbuster on my Specialized Roll. You can dial it in for your weight range. I'm right around 124 kilos and have the optional extra firm elastomer in mine but the seat post comes with 3 different ones but I new from reading I needed the extra firm so for a couple dollars more I ordered that along with my seat post. I set it all up last night and did some test rides over some rough areas and have to say much sturdier overall and way smoother over the rough areas that the stock spring style suspension seat. Very well made. Not the cheapest one I could of bought but to me was well worth the extra money to a really good quality suspension seat post. https://www.canecreek.com/product/suspension-seatpost/
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Old 04-30-20, 04:07 AM
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I donít care for suspension seat posts. If I need something to smooth out the ride I put on a set of Big Apple tires.
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Old 05-03-20, 02:35 PM
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I too recommend the thudbuster.
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Originally Posted by wyd View Post
I just put a new Crane Creek Thudbuster on my Specialized Roll. You can dial it in for your weight range. I'm right around 124 kilos and have the optional extra firm elastomer in mine but the seat post comes with 3 different ones but I new from reading I needed the extra firm so for a couple dollars more I ordered that along with my seat post. I set it all up last night and did some test rides over some rough areas and have to say much sturdier overall and way smoother over the rough areas that the stock spring style suspension seat. Very well made. Not the cheapest one I could of bought but to me was well worth the extra money to a really good quality suspension seat post. https://www.canecreek.com/product/suspension-seatpost/
yes.
go short travel
long is kinda to much i felt.
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Many thanks, I'll check out crane creek site!
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One option you may want to consider is a suspension saddle rather than a suspension post. I had a suspension post (original equipment) on a hybrid that I found very uncomfortable and distracting (admittedly probably not Thudbuster quality), but when it stopped working I installed a solid post and suspension seat...much smoother and more comfortable (and likely a bit cheaper)...but that's me.
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Old 05-14-20, 09:50 AM
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A guy I ride with just got this one: https://redshiftsports.com/shockstop...nsion-seatpost He loves it. I've never ridden it but he swears he will never ride anything else.
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Originally Posted by chadtrent View Post
A guy I ride with just got this one: https://redshiftsports.com/shockstop...nsion-seatpost He loves it. I've never ridden it but he swears he will never ride anything else.
I've been looking at these lately, as I contemplate what it's going to take for me to get my hardtail MTB back in action. The one you linked has a rider limit of 242 lbs. Some of the other similar models have much higher limits. I wouldn't put one of these on my road bike, but for my MTB I'm seriously considering it.
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Old 05-14-20, 11:28 AM
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I've been seriously considering a Cirrus Kinekt BodyFloat suspension seatpost. Variants in AL and Carbon seatposts, and spring selections to allow for riders of different weights.

Haven't pulled the trigger, yet. Can't make any recommendations for it, as I've not yet ridden one. Spoken of fairly highly by the folks at Rodriguez (R&E Cycles) in Seattle, for certain applications.
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I've been looking at these lately, as I contemplate what it's going to take for me to get my hardtail MTB back in action. The one you linked has a rider limit of 242 lbs. Some of the other similar models have much higher limits. I wouldn't put one of these on my road bike, but for my MTB I'm seriously considering it.
Iím pretty sure heís over 242 so I guess we will see how well it holds up.
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Old 05-26-20, 08:35 PM
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Many years ago I tried several suspension seatposts. I never tried the Thudbuster or any that are mentioned in this blog. Years ago most just were not designed for heavier people or had poor performance or both. I see that they are designing for heavier people now. I had a twin parallel suspension stem for my MTB that worked pretty well. It was better than no suspension at all. Then along came suspension forks. I've often thought that if enough development went into suspension seatposts and stems that all the trickery of a suspended frame could be dealt with. But nowadays they jump so high on the MTB's that a suspended frame is necessary. However gravel road bikes would be a good place for this technology.
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Old 05-26-20, 09:38 PM
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Shimano CG-R is really nice but may only be available in 27.2mm. It's not heavy like the thud buster and has so far survived 4500 miles of my 250lbs including bouncing down plenty of rocky trails while only set in to the minimum insertion. I like this post more than I ever imagined.
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Old 05-30-20, 12:18 PM
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I bought my Bike Friday diamond frame Llama with a LT, fit their denser suspension pieces in it. (I'm around 215~220#, &72.. )
and put their older ST on my Koga Trekking bike.. also with higher density pieces in it, replacing the Airwings Tour the OEM pick
now they have featured, a zero setback ST https://www.canecreek.com/product/suspension-seatpost/ I removed a zero set back post , mentioned above..
EE is their lighter weight post , but they may limit the rider weight put upon it..
https://www.canecreek.com/experience-ee-new-page/

I'd send an eMail & ask them.. to know more..




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