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Old 06-04-16, 07:35 PM
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Seat Post: Which One/Type ?

The stock seat post shock is shot, very bouncy now, needs replacing. The question is, go for a shock or ridged type ?

I ride 90% paved roads, I'm leaning towards a rigid type. Will I really miss the "shock adsorbing" ? I ride an average of 80 miles a week, my seat is pretty good.

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My bike came with a suspension seatpost, but when it came time to replace it, I figured I'd save weight and use a rigid one. My choices were the USE Vybe (supension) or the Thomson Elite (rigid). Like you, I ride on the road. I don't notice any difference.

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Originally Posted by 1989Pre View Post
Thomson Elite (rigid). Like you, I ride on the road. I don't notice any difference.
Thanks, and wow, never thought I'd think of paying $100 for a seat post, but it is what it is. What length should I get ?
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Thanks, and wow, never thought I'd think of paying $100 for a seat post, but it is what it is. What length should I get ?
you dont need to spend $100 on a seat post there are plenty that are much cheaper. How long is your old seat post? if it fits good then get the same length.
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Cane creek Thud-buster is able to be tailored to your weight , on the saddle .
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Just a FYI, those suspension seatposts usually have a 6mm broach in a large, flat bolt in the bottom (as in, remove the seatpost/seat from the bike entirely) for adjusting preload. They do not work as well as the Cane Creek, but can be made to work acceptably in many cases.
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Originally Posted by cyclist2000 View Post
you dont need to spend $100 on a seat post there are plenty that are much cheaper. How long is your old seat post? if it fits good then get the same length.
The post came with the bike, I bought it 12/15, now it's crap after 2200 miles. I'm guessing that I need to remove the old post and measure from the end to the bottom of the seat ? The post is "swished" so where do I measure from ?
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It looks like you need a seatpost in the 375 to 400 mm range to get the height you want. Make sure the seatpost you purchase has a little bit of set back like the post you have now. Jenson sells an inexpensive post but I am sure you can find one local. The diameter of the seatpost will be marked on it so make sure to get the right size.
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Originally Posted by Scooty Puff Jr View Post
The post came with the bike, I bought it 12/15, now it's crap after 2200 miles. I'm guessing that I need to remove the old post and measure from the end to the bottom of the seat ? The post is "swished" so where do I measure from ?
I don't have any experience with suspension seat posts, but I would start by measuring the distance from the seat bracket to the top of the seat tube. make sure that you have at least that much distance between the seat bracket and the minimum insertion line on the new seat post. That is assuming that your current seat post is correctly fitted.
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There are plenty of inexpensive rigid seatposts. Spend $15 or so on one. If you like it, you saved some money. If not, the experiment only cost you fifteen bucks.

You'll need to know not just the length of your seatpost, but also the diameter. You can measure the diameter with a caliper or possibly look it up online by the brand/model/year of your bike. Or just visit your local bike shop who can determine the size you need and provide you with a post.
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Thudbuster FTW!!!
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Thanks for all the replies, great info from everyone, and a bit more to think about than I thought. I don't think I've ever bought a seat post, the ones that came with my bikes never failed in the passed.
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