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Old 10-01-16, 09:06 AM   #1
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Thudbuster Seatpost on Swift or Dahon?

Anybody running the Thudbuster on their Swift or Dahon?

How do you like it?

How long is the post?
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Old 10-01-16, 11:44 AM   #2
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I have one on my Bike Friday.. The LT @ 220# I use a stiffer setup ..

You get a set of various density Elastomers to adjust the compliance to your weight.

And there is even more adjustment in that regard with the Long travel than the short Travel..

I bought a ST for a Bike with more limited seat post extension.

diameters offered :" 25.4, 26.8, 27.0, 27.2, 27.2xl, 30.9, 31.6, 33.9, (additional diameters available with shim)"
https://www.canecreek.com/products/seatposts

a larger extension use a long larger diameter tube for the majority of the length and insert the Thudbuster seat post into It.
and slot the lower tube at its top, and use a seat post Band Binder clamp.

An example: shown with an ordinary seat post.. http://www.nycewheels.com/tern-foldi...-seatpost.html


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Old 10-01-16, 12:16 PM   #3
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I run on a My birdie. Its not a birdie specific one. I bought a konga telescopic seatpost and use the thudbuster inside the outer sleeve.
I love mine. It makes the ride very smooth and I find its as quick.
Bounces slightly after bumps but you dont lose power or bob up and down due to design. Enables me to stay on seat over tree roots and makes my birdie much closer to a mountian bike in off road ability.
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Old 10-02-16, 01:03 PM   #4
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Double suspended Birdie is pretty cool. I did not think about ways to get a regular Thudbuster to fit the other seatpost sizes. I knew Thud makes them in 600 mm length that fits Dahon or Swift.

My guess is the smaller the wheels the more valuable the suspension. My Swift seems to give me a lot more road "feel" but I am used to commuting on a mtn bike.
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Maybe it's just me but I think every single bike that is being used will be more comfortable for the rider if they used a ThudBuster, they are that good!

A mtb riding buddy told me today that his bike is so much more enjoyable now that he listened to me and installed a ThudBuster. I just smiled and said "let's ride".
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I rode a thudbuster on my Raleigh 20. I can recommend it. I also tried it on a Downtube Mini which has rear suspension, just to see. That didn't work at all. I didn't experiment, but I think that the 2 systems were too similar or too different, making the movement very weird.
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I do sell quite a few in the correct length and dia for foldies, and despite the high price, I haven't heard ONE complain.
They are two versions ST is short travel ... excellent for sporty riders ...
LT ..Long travel for plush comfort travels... I sell 80 % Long travel and I agree.. when you pay that kind of money you want to see ( feel ) the benefits to the max ..lol


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Thanks guys for the knowledge.

An LT is going on my want list...
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The thud buster's a great product. I have an LT on my hardtail and boy what a difference. I may go with firmer dampers but the softer bumpers offer such a luxurious ride.
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There is also the SP-12 NCX Suntour paralleogram design suspension post with adjustable spring rate .. I have a couple of them on hardtail bikes and they make a big difference, also, inexpensive compared with the Thudbuster .. I got mine out of Germany because that was the best price (even including shipping), but they can be had on Amazon and other shopping sites as well .. there is also the BodyFloat, very nice piece, but more money than the Thudbuster..
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Yes, Body Float seat post is another BodyFloat? by Cirrus Cycles..
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I run on a My birdie. Its not a birdie specific one. I bought a konga telescopic seatpost and use the thudbuster inside the outer sleeve.
I love mine. It makes the ride very smooth and I find its as quick.
Bounces slightly after bumps but you dont lose power or bob up and down due to design. Enables me to stay on seat over tree roots and makes my birdie much closer to a mountian bike in off road ability.
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Hi. I am interested in a tb lt like yours, but wondered if there was anyway to attach it to my existing dahon seat post with internal pump? Don't want to lose the pump - that's all. How did you attach yours?


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I am interested in a tb lt like yours, but wondered if there was anyway to attach it to my existing dahon seat post with internal pump? Don't want to lose the pump - that's all. How did you attach yours?
The ThudBuster is not, AFAIK, available separate from the seatpost. There is a lot of stress on the joint between the suspension part and the post. See attached image of one of my TBs which failed, possibly due to salt in the Chicago winter. Rider's weight (~210 including backpack) may also have been a factor, though is within rated limits.

It's also likely that the saddle attachment on the pump post is not amenable to replacement (can't say; haven't seen).
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Hi. I am interested in a tb lt like yours, but wondered if there was anyway to attach it to my existing dahon seat post with internal pump? Don't want to lose the pump - that's all. How did you attach yours?


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I think you would have to engineer that solution somehow. Your asking a lot from one device.
How about putting a mini pump in the tube and a bung instead?
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