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Old 03-10-12, 07:51 PM
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Thompson Users = Cad Users

just an observaton about them. they appear to display many of teh same fanboyish obssesions with the brands components.

i dont get it but i havent used either one of them yet so maybe im just missing out on why the users appear to love them so very much oh well maybe one day ill feel the same about bike components
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Old 03-10-12, 08:11 PM
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silver ten degree stems are hard to come by.
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Old 03-10-12, 08:12 PM
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It's THOMSON and it's CAAD.

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just an observaton about them. they appear to display many of teh same fanboyish obssesions with the brands components.

i dont get it but i havent used either one of them yet so maybe im just missing out on why the users appear to love them so very much oh well maybe one day ill feel the same about bike components
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Old 03-10-12, 08:17 PM
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Thompson?


CAD?
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Old 03-10-12, 08:20 PM
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I'm having trouble understanding the reasoning for this post.
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Old 03-10-12, 08:33 PM
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I'm having trouble understanding the reasoning for this post.
There is no "reasoning" in the 41.
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Old 03-10-12, 08:36 PM
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I ride a CAAD10 with a Thomson post so I guess I'm a double offender. Bought the Thomson because it was the sharpest 0 degree setback post I found, and bought the CAAD10 because it was the sexiest black aluminum frame I found. Don't have any reason to be obsessed with either brand.
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oh ok, I gotcha
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Old 03-10-12, 09:28 PM
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In all fairness the overwhelming majority of CAAD fanboyism was perpetuated by one individual who has thankfully disappeared. So hopefully things will mellow for a while. As far as Thomson goes, I think a lot of people appreciate components that are light, strong, and reasonably priced. That's a rare trifecta in the cycling world.
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Old 03-10-12, 09:31 PM
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Originally Posted by alpha_bravo View Post
In all fairness the overwhelming majority of CAAD fanboyism was perpetuated by one individual who has thankfully disappeared. So hopefully things will mellow for a while. As far as Thomson goes, I think a lot of people appreciate components that are light, strong, and reasonably priced. That's a rare trifecta in the cycling world.
Hey! I'm still a CAAD fanboy!!!

CAAD bikes= "light, strong, and reasonably priced"
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Old 03-10-12, 10:09 PM
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Originally Posted by fishymamba View Post
Hey! I'm still a CAAD fanboy!!!

CAAD bikes= "light, strong, and reasonably priced"
No arguments from me on that...
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Old 03-10-12, 10:43 PM
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I have a Thomson seatpost but I don't own a CAAD. Thomson makes a great seatpost it is reliable, light, easy to adjust and never causes any problems. What more can anyone ask from a product.
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Old 03-11-12, 06:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Carbon Unit View Post
I have a Thomson seatpost but I don't own a CAAD. Thomson makes a great seatpost it is reliable, light, easy to adjust and never causes any problems. What more can anyone ask from a product.
What more can you ask?...well to be technical:
1. Thomson posts don't offer much setback...only 16mm. Many of us with shallower seat tube angles prefer a post with 20-25mm of setback
2. Thomson posts aren't forged...they are CAD/CAM machined from billet. Billet doesn't natively have the same strength as material that is poured or cast.
As a result...just like with automotive wheels, a cast wheel needs a larger section for the same strength. This results in higher weight.
3. Al ain't carbon fiber. Some don't want the liability of carbon fiber for their seat post, but I prefer a carbon post for two reasons: a bit more compliance and best vibration damping.

Thomson posts are great for their clamp design in particular. But there are carbon posts out there...like FSA K force lite that have a similar 2 bolt clamp, are lighter and with more comfort for about the same $$.

I like Thomson stems and seatposts and have owned more than a few, but I prefer carbon stuff to AL at the end of the day on a road bike.
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Old 03-11-12, 07:02 AM
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I have a carbon seatpost and a Thompson - I cant tell a bit of difference between them in ride vibration. Maybe that's because I'm riding steel frames. I can change saddles and make adjustments 10X faster and easier with the Thompson. Thankfully, I don't do that often. They are very close to the same weight. I remember when I was shopping for the Thompson, it was actually lighter than many carbon posts out there. I wouldn't say Thompson is the greatest seatpost ever, but its as light as many carbon posts, well made and has a great clamp design. They also have a great reputation as a company to stand behind their product. Its a US company manufacturing in the US - a lot of people like that as well.

As for CAAD, no idea what's up with that.
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Old 03-11-12, 07:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Campag4life View Post
2. Thomson posts aren't forged...they are CAD/CAM machined from billet. Billet doesn't natively have the same strength as material that is poured or cast.
As a result...just like with automotive wheels, a cast wheel needs a larger section for the same strength. This results in higher weight.
Wait, if "Billet doesn't natively have the same strength as material that is poured or cast" then why would "a cast wheel (need) a larger section for the same strength"? If your first contention is true then it seems a cast object (wheel, seatpost, etc.) could use a smaller section for the same strength.
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Originally Posted by abstractform20 View Post
just an observaton about them. they appear to display many of teh same fanboyish obssesions with the brands components.

i dont get it but i havent used either one of them yet so maybe im just missing out on why the users appear to love them so very much oh well maybe one day ill feel the same about bike components
Completely pointless thread? Check.
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Making judgements (implicitly) on products you have never owned? Check.

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The Masterpiece Setback 27.2/240mm weights just 154g per Weight Weenies.
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I have a 3T stem and VO seat post on my caad.

yay, I'm different
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Originally Posted by Campag4life View Post
What more can you ask?...well to be technical:
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2. Thomson posts aren't forged...they are CAD/CAM machined from billet. Billet doesn't natively have the same strength as material that is poured or cast.
As a result...just like with automotive wheels, a cast wheel needs a larger section for the same strength. This results in higher weight.
Actually quite wrong.

Thomson posts are machined from extruded stock. The remainder of your argument therefore moot.
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Old 03-11-12, 03:40 PM
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I run Thomson seat posts on all my bikes and work with AutoCAD daily...So I guess I fit
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Old 03-11-12, 03:42 PM
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never had anything made by Thompson on my CAAD
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I have a Roubaix and use a Thomson setback seatpost. Their craftsmanship is very good and I appreciate the angle markings on the seatpost.
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