Want more comfort on your hardtail bike? Consider this.

Discussion in 'Spare Parts, Tools & Product Developement' started by shawnshank, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. shawnshank

    shawnshank Member

    I've owned a bike with a shock absorber stlye seatpost (see link) http://www.motormanmike.com/images/escooter/seat_post_susp.jpg
    and although it worked well enough, I often found that it would loosen over time. I was having to constantly having to stop to re-adjust it and even when it was fully adjusted, it would bottom out on occasion. :bigcry:

    I recently discovered this seat post on the bike I just purchased. It's a SR SUNTOUR PARALLELOGRAM SUSPENSION seatpost http://www.hans-christian-schmidt.de/fp-content/images/new-post.JPG (not actual photo - will post one later) and I can't say enough about how nice it is. It gives a soft ride and holds it's adjustment very well.
    Together with a springer style seat, it's one of the most comfortable rides I've ever had. I live in a heavily potholed area and this thing feels like I'm riding on a cloud. :clap:
    If your looking for extra comfort, you should pick one up.


  2. RedGreen

    RedGreen Member

    I found a site that sells em. I wonder what the diameter of the seat post would be? Would it fit the older 1" bike posts?
  3. shawnshank

    shawnshank Member

    Not sure. You might want to ask the manufacturer. They may be a bit wider than your average seatpost because the mechanisim for adjusting the stiffness is in the shaft of the post but I'm really not sure.

  4. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    I think the Thudbuster seat post also uses the parallelogram. They come in a variety of diameters.