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Best Seat Post?(5 posts)

Best Seat Post?TrevorS793
Mar 24, 2003 11:05 AM
I'm just dusting off the mountain bike to get ready to ride and realized that on my last ride last fall I destroyed my seat post(and a tree for that matter:). What suggestions would ya'll have sticking in the 100 dollar range.

trev
Thomsonlaffeaux
Mar 24, 2003 12:02 PM
Light, strong, easy to adjust, and $70.
ThomsonDINOSAUR
Mar 25, 2003 9:58 AM
I like my Thomson also. Light, strong and the two bolt pattern makes it easy to dial in the perfect tilt...
The Shaft...Nater
Mar 24, 2003 12:53 PM
by Salsa if you need set-back in the clamp is really nice too. Saddle fore and aft position adjustment is independent of saddle angle adjustment. Should be around $65 also.
definitely thomsonBenR
Mar 25, 2003 2:27 PM
I'm a sorry excuse for a mountain biker, but love the Thomson post on my Klein quantum and 2 of my hardcore mtb buddies claim they've never broken a thomson post. There are marginally lighter posts out there, but you won't find anything as solid or easy to adjust anywhere close in price. There are many sizes and lengths offered. Also beware that you might have to get the setback version depending on your bike setup, due to the clamp being directly on top of the shaft and being wide at the same time (good grip, but easy to run out of flat space on the saddle rails). I highly recommend the Thomson, for $70 it is a far better post than anything in the $100 range, especially for mountain biking.