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Suspension Seatposts?(3 posts)

Suspension Seatposts?snwbdrhoon
Jun 17, 2003 7:25 AM
I know that this topic may have been covered before. I'm actually more interested in people's responses on the Rock Shox post and the Cane Creek Thudbuster. I posted something on the MTBR site but haven't gotten any responses. I know that you guys are a lot quicker.

It'd probably be for my mtn bike, but I'd throw it on the cross bike when I went out on the single track.
re: Suspension Seatposts?Sadlebred
Jun 17, 2003 10:58 AM
I run a Cane Creek Thudbuster that I've had for about 3.5 years on my mountain bike. I love it. It takes the sting out of some of the bigger hits on the trail. I'm not sure about running it on a CX bike, though. It might zap a little too much of your power to use racing.

They seatposts were recalled about 2 years ago, and I sent mine in for repair by Cane Creek. They were quick about returning it.
re: Suspension Seatposts?OffRoadTourer
Jun 17, 2003 6:58 PM
I too have a thudbuster and it rocks! It almost feels like my mid travel full suspension MTB. I have tried numerous telescopic seatposts (like the RockShox) and they are no comparison. Go Thudbuster! I disagree that it may sap your power, it will allow you to stay seated and pedalling while others stand and coast through the bumpy stuff.

Incidentally the recall was because the original seat clamp was small and used a 4mm allen bolt. This was too weak and they now run a standard size clamp and 5mm allen bolt like many standard posts. The design was not the issue and the suspension components remain unchanged. I have had no trouble with mine and I treat it mean.