suspension seatposts ?

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cookymonster
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suspension seatposts ?

Postby cookymonster » Fri Aug 30, 2013 21:45 pm

as title says ?
I have gone from full suss to hardtail and miss the suspension a bit so was thinking of a suspension post and seen this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/System-EX-Sus ... 5d2abe07b5

anyone use 1 or similar ?

cheers andrew

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fredblob
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Re: suspension seatposts ?

Postby fredblob » Fri Aug 30, 2013 22:34 pm

yeah ive tried one it wasn't all that great to be honest it weights a fair bit more also and i didn't really feel much difference.
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apreading
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Re: suspension seatposts ?

Postby apreading » Fri Aug 30, 2013 23:23 pm

My USE Shokpost is not bad - it works well and makes the difference that I was after but doesnt allow for any layback if you need that. I think any that arent 'inline' will not last long.

The best one is the Cane Creek Thudbuster I think - much better than all the others but very expensive too...

cookymonster
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Re: suspension seatposts ?

Postby cookymonster » Fri Aug 30, 2013 23:53 pm

cheers guys im still split :?
may just look at a new full suss frame but im enjoying the hardtail so un decided :?:

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jimothy78
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Re: suspension seatposts ?

Postby jimothy78 » Sat Aug 31, 2013 06:37 am

You could always try the trick (which I've read about numerous times) of using a thickish shim and a much smaller diameter seatpost, which supposedly introduces a little bit of flex into the system to soften some of the harsher bumps. Only anecdotal evidence that it works, but easier/cheaper to try out as an experiment.

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The Rookie
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Re: suspension seatposts ?

Postby The Rookie » Sat Aug 31, 2013 06:49 am

The seatpost itself will play a bigger part than the diameter.


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