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Old 05-16-18, 07:30 AM
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Stoker Seatpost reviews What works

Have been using Thud buster seat post for stoker for years....it is heavy and squeaks a bit now and then...

Any Suggestions on different ones to try out....

Is suspension seatpost really needed?
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Old 05-16-18, 11:39 AM
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We use the Tamer Pivot Plus on both our tandems and the stoker loves them. Probably not much lighter than a Thudbuster, but the mechanism is closer to a real shock absorber and is adjustable for a wide range of weights and firmness. Oiling the pivot points keeps it limber and unsqueaky. The stoker says it's absolutely necessary!
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My stoker has used 2 suspension posts. On our Trek T900, she uses an inexpensive up and down lightweight Bontrager suspension post. On our DaVinci Grand Junction she uses a Thudbuster with the most flexible elastomer. She likes the one on the T900 better. I suppose everyone is different and terrain probably factors in as well. That said, more expensive and fancier engineering is not always better for everyone.

Have you tried replacing the elastomer on the Thudbuster? They come in different levels of flexibility and can be replaced over time.
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My stoker likes Cane Creek Thudbuster ST and Ergon CF3 seatposts. We've done a few rides over the years with rigid seatpost or cheap in-line suspension post -- those are not recommended by my stoker.
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We have tried various suspension posts including Thudbuster and Tamer. Bodyfloat is by far the best
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Originally Posted by stewclark View Post
Have been using Thud buster seat post for stoker for years....it is heavy and squeaks a bit now and then...

Any Suggestions on different ones to try out....

Is suspension seatpost really needed?
We have used the Thudbuster - very heavy and expensive , but effective, the USE SX, fiddly to adjust, but effective and reasonably priced, the Specialized CG-R, expensive, but my wife, who is not very heavy, likes it on our Macchiato, and finally, on our e-tandem, we have the Satori, only $29 and very effective.
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We presently have a short travel Thudbuster, getting ready to replace it with a Body Float.
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Old 05-18-18, 05:16 PM
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We've been using a Specialized Cobl Gobl-r for the past several years on our CoMo Speedster. Stoker is happy.
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We have tried various suspension posts including Thudbuster and Tamer. Bodyfloat is by far the best
Ditto here!
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We're new to this, and not worried about ounces here and there (if we were, there would be fewer ounces on our old bones). Our stoker has a BodyFloat 2.0, and thinks it's great. We have no experience with any other type, but we've hit some significant bumps, and she's always thought the BodyFloat absorbed it like a champ.
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Went through a bunch of suspension seat posts over a 20 year period. Best and last one was a Thudbuster that worked ok for about 3 years and ~10K miles before the pivots wore out. The last 5 years DW has been on a sprung Brooks B130 saddle. It looks goofy and is heavy as hell, but the stoker is comfortable so she rides more and longer
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