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Old 02-02-2013, 02:25 PM   #1
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Suspension Post ... Yea or Nay?

"Purist" peddlers tend to view the suspension post as an abomination. But since I have already been branded a heretic, for my eBikes, I would like to expound on the benefits of the suspension seat post.

1st off ... it is much gentler on the butt, buffering every bump and jolt towards the bearable.

It's nice that when you pedal harder it raises you into a more aggressive stance.

Most important! Reduces-buffers the pounding your poor bike takes from that massive brute on its back! ... Every bump a 180lb'er feels is 6 times as abusive, for the poor 30lb bike.



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Old 02-02-2013, 02:48 PM   #2
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I have one on my Giant Cypress and find nothing wrong with them. They certainly do a good job in absorbing the bumps and jolts of rough roads; more-so than my carbon road bike.



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I would not give up my suspension post. My butt is liberal, anything to soften the jolts is good.

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Old 02-02-2013, 03:02 PM   #4
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Thudbuster ... Yea
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I don't have one at the moment, but I'm interested in the idea. I've read about and seen the Thudbuster. What brand/type of suspension post are the rest of you running? Any pics?

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Nay

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I took mine off. On e they wear out a bit, they let the seat twist on you and that sucks

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I took mine off. On e they wear out a bit, they let the seat twist on you and that sucks
I've got over two thousand miles on the Cypress and have had neither of the problems you mentioned. However, I could see that happening if one were put on an MTB.
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One thing is it sticks if the seat is mounted too far forward or back. No twisting issues here.

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Old 02-03-2013, 12:40 AM   #10
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Hows about dropper seatposts ? (j/k)



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