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Offline Scotty0424

Suspension seat post
« on: March 25, 2022, 09:27:04 am »
Anybody have thoughts about or experience with these? Just like to know if they're of any value for touring.

Offline John Nettles

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Re: Suspension seat post
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2022, 09:43:16 am »
I have used the Thudbuster ST and liked it.  However, it was heavy so I only use it on a mostly gravel tour. 

I will seriously consider getting one of the newer versions https://canecreek.com/product/eesilk-plus/ when they come out as they are a lot lighter and I think I only need 20mm or 35mm of travel as the 50mm was not bottomed out very often at all. I am torn between the 20mm for full time use as it will take the buzz out of chip seal roads but the 35mm would be better for gravel roads.

Another option is the Red Shift Sports seatposts https://redshiftsports.com/products/shockstop-suspension-seatpost but I know the ThudBusters have pretty good reliability. 

Tailwinds, John

Offline deandominic

Re: Suspension seat post
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2022, 06:42:17 am »
I have the Thudbuster ST 3G which I bought on sale when the current generation came out and love it. I tour with wider tires ~ 2" and a Brooks Saddle so I didn't really think it would make a huge difference, but decided to give it a try since it was on closeout for around $100. It does make a noticeable difference on rough roads and gravel and subtly eliminates road buzz. My experience is that it does increase comfort and reduce soreness and I always tour with it now.

Offline John Nettles

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Re: Suspension seat post
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2022, 09:07:37 am »
Dean, welcome to the ACA Forums!