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This topic is: Is the comfort of a suspension seatpost worth the weight?

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Name: Eric
Date: Thu, May 22, 2008, 08:15:35
I have the Nitro Pro seat post. It uses a nitrogen gas spring (like a Bilstein shock on a Porsche) with a soft coil spring. It has 2.3 inches of butter smooth travel. Highly recommended. Looks great too, not dorky like the thudbuster. Oh and no kick back like the thud either. Nitro Pro uses oil dampening (thud has NO damping) and has zero kick back and never tries to eject you from the bike. Smoother and more active travel than most forks!

Name: Team HardTail
Date: Mon, Feb 23, 2004, 19:10:49
If you ride a hardtail then get a Cane Creek Thudbuster .Throw all other post out the window ! With a Thudbuster you will go faster by improving traction (spin seated through rough terrain) and reducing fatigue this post is by far better than any other .
Ride Cane Creek Ti Wheels with carbon bars . Go Plushness !For Hardtail 24s
I competed in the 24 hours of Adrenalin race.
Two man team we finished second the first year and first the second year.
I rode all of it on my Thudbuster . Thanks! Cane Creek .
The Atlanta Chapter loves you !

Name: WoodenMike
Date: Mon, Sep 23, 2002, 23:56:51
I ride a Rock Shox post with a Terry saddle for my fat old behind. The weight gained is minimal while the comfort is a blessing, especially if you're riding a rough course more than a few times in one weekend!!!

Name: robbie leary
Date: Wed, Jun 12, 2002, 16:39:35
I used a (rockshox) suspension seat post at the last Canaan, the first Snowshoe and a year at Moab on a GT Zaskar. On that bike it was essential. I now have an IF and I did last year's snowshoe with a rigid post. A good steel frame will absorb enough shock, but on an aluminum ball buster the weight is not even an issue. Keep in mind your bike will weigh about 5-10 lbs more at the end of each lap from mud buildup.

Name: caleb
Date: Thu, Feb 28, 2002, 14:31:07
yes they are worth every bit of thier wieght. They take out the bite of getting hit in the but when riding at night and you snag a nasty root, there are plenty to snag.

Name: Mike Bowles
Date: Tue, Jan 15, 2002, 08:50:14
Make no mistake, there is no substitute for full suspension. A seat post won't make you navigate washboards better and it sure won't reduce the fatigue of your legs. Save your money and buy a spring loaded sled. You'll be glad you did.

Name: Ethan
Date: Wed, Sep 26, 2001, 21:36:53
The more comfortable you are on the bike
the more comfortable it is at 3 am.

Name: Dave Abbett
Date: Wed, Jul 11, 2001, 01:01:33
I used a suspension seat post for 1997 Moab and like the comfort and the weight savings compared to a fully suspended bike. I was a very small rider and believed that full suspension bikes were too heavy and not needed for Moab.

Name: Hub Old N Dirty
Date: Sat, Jun 16, 2001, 00:33:18
Suspension seatpost is worth the weight, especially considering that you will be doing multiple laps over a relatively short period of time.

Name: Pam
Date: Mon, Jun 04, 2001, 09:26:38
The suspension seatpost seems to "take the edge off." I can't afford a dual suspension right now. So I have a hard tail with a U.S.E. suspension post. If the course is anything like I saw last year, any bit of suspension you can get is worth it. It's never worth it, I believe, to sacrifice comfort for weight on a race like this one. You may be lighter, but you will get more beat up, making you more tired for the next lap.

Name: dave
Date: Mon, May 28, 2001, 22:18:06
yes and no. definitely a yes for long races like snowshoe. the added comfort reduces fatigue big time. however, i don't use it for shorter xc racing on more forgiving terrain.

Name: Singletrack Jack
Date: Mon, May 21, 2001, 09:01:42
I only wish that I would have installed my Cane Creek Thudbuster sooner!!! It works great. The thudbuster takes the edge off of the knarly sections, but you still have the same quick responsiveness of a hardtail. I'm using 50 psi on both tires and my thudbuster, and it is difinately working for me.

Name: Martin
Date: Tue, Apr 10, 2001, 08:14:46
YES! After 2 years of listening to why he didn't need one, my riding partner Tony Peduto (name NOT changed to protect the guilty)finally bought a seatpost (RockShox). Now he tells me I should have told him to buy one sooner.
We've done everything from Kokopelli trail to Duo/Pro at Moab with them and they work great and save those delicate areas.
Tony, if you're reading this, answer my email! I probably will miss Vail, but be back in the U.S. for Moab. Want to duo again?

Name: Steve Johanson
Date: Thu, Mar 29, 2001, 17:11:56
I have been very happy with my Alien XCR seatpost. It is relatively light (350g) and takes the edge off of rocks and roots. But its no full suspension bike...

Name: Randy
Date: Sun, Mar 25, 2001, 21:20:10
I was immediately and thoroughly satisfied with my suspension seatpost. 21/2 yrs. later I am still using the same one with with great satisfaction. I have convinced several others to try it and they are also very happy with the product. I have heard from others who use them ... no one would go back. Comfort and the ability to give my legs a break and ride seated thru some sections really help. No more stiff lower back!!! My seatpost is a Moxy XC. The types that "pogo" straight up and down don't seem to get the great comments as those that arc back.
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