Suspension Seatpost

Discussion in 'Bicycle Repair' started by AnotherBillfromAZ, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. AnotherBillfromAZ

    AnotherBillfromAZ New Member

    I'm looking for a suspended seatpost, 25.4 in black for a beach cruiser. Does anyone know where to get a deal on one? Thanks!
     

  2. MotoMagz

    MotoMagz Member

    I have one that is black on the top with a chrome post.I bought it not realizing my seat would be so high.I never sat on it but did insert it in my Schwinn Jaguar.I will check the size.... if you want it...I will just charge for shipping.
     
  3. loquin

    loquin Active Member

    I've got a kalloy Comfort suspension seatpost that I like; got it from aebike.com.

    The least expensive suspension seatpost they stock in 25.4mm is this one.
     
  4. Stoney

    Stoney Member

    hey loquin
    Does it really make a big difference? What is the general feel "experience" of the seat post. Thanks
     
  5. loquin

    loquin Active Member

    Oh Yeah... IMHO, a big difference. All those bumps jarring the spine at speed, and I would have a sore back after every ride. With the seatpost, no sore back. (and, the backside thanks me too!) You'll still want to put your weight on the peddles when you know you're going over bumps or potholes, but, all the 'hidden' bumps that added up (at 25-30 MPH) are pretty much gone.

    (Then I swapped bikes, went with a Trek Navigator with front suspension too, and it's a world of difference better.)

    Note that there's a bit of adjustment. You'll want to put the seat an inch or so higher than you would with a fixed height, because it'll settle when you put weight on it. And, it'll take you a bit to get used to the seat 'squirming' a little under you, as it can feel like the seat is a little 'loose' on the seatpost, even though it isn't. The more expensive seatposts, like the thudbuster, apparently don't have the 'loose feel' that the inexpensive units do.
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2010
  6. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    Performance bike usually has them on sale. There is one on Ray in Tempe and on Ina in Tucson.
     
  7. gothicguy64

    gothicguy64 Member

    im jealous ............

    i only have a k-mart suspension seat an a target gel saddle cover ........

    ohhh yerrr no virbs at my ***

    brad :bowdown:
    syd
     
  8. AnotherBillfromAZ

    AnotherBillfromAZ New Member

    Thank you for the reponse fellas, I'm putting off the rest of my build until after Christmas. The kids want something this year too!

    My boy is getting a Schwinn mountain bike this year, if he's good!

    Loquin: Thanks for letting me know what to expect from these seatposts as far as feel & ride are concerned. I'm doing a 4 stroke this time so maybe I'll see you out in Gilbert. I have a client looking for a house over there.
     
  9. RingTing

    RingTing New Member

    A sprung seatpost is next best to a full suspension frame. All those 1/4" and 1/2" jarrs are gone.

    Sideways play is important. I have an old seatpost with no sideways play but it needs an old style knuckle seat attachment. A newer sprung seatpost has the direct allen key seat attachment, but the seatpost is sloppy side-to-side.

    The best sprung seatposts are many $ more.
     
  10. Stoney

    Stoney Member

    where do you get $ more nice seat post that you are referring to ?
     
  11. DuctTapedGoat

    DuctTapedGoat Member

    He's referring to more expensive seatposts.
     
  12. Stoney

    Stoney Member

    I got that
    Thanks Duct tape
     
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