Suspension seat post???

Discussion in 'Bicycle Repair' started by strotter, May 23, 2010.

  1. strotter

    strotter Member

    Anybody have one? Worth it? Recomendations?

  2. Happy Valley

    Happy Valley Active Member

    Yes, several and they work great.
    Note there are different grades and prices for these, you can shop around some of the retailers to get an idea on that. Just match the post size to the tube.
    They usually have an allen screw adjustment in the base. The cheaper ones can have a bit of what's called 'sticktion'.......meaning they can be a little sticky in rebound.
  3. strotter

    strotter Member

    For the purposes of this post, forget about price.

    Which is the best? Meaning, which provides the best ride for the weight added.
  4. Happy Valley

    Happy Valley Active Member

    Forgetting about price.....the parallel linkage type from Cane Creek, Thudbuster. $$$

    I have two from Kalloy that I am happy with, mid $30s.
    One from Promax this is decent, same price range.

    I replaced one from Avenir with those above that was sticky after one season.
  5. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    My suspension seat post is just a cheap unit and in so saying it's practically useless with a terrible amount of stiction.

    The old saying: you get what you pay for: I paid peanuts and got something designed by a monkey.
    Can someone please advise a high quality system, and i'm prepared to pay good money for perfection in posterior cushioning.

    Last edited: May 24, 2010
  6. gothicguy64

    gothicguy64 Member

    hey fabain google suspension seat posts
    see the melb place

    brad syd
  7. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    Hi Brad

    Many thanks for putting me onto seat post search.
    I've narrowed my options down to the 2010 Thudbuster LT
    It's a lovely piece of avant garde engineering (for a seat post).

    Best regards

  8. loquin

    loquin Active Member