Cane Creek Thudbuster LT seatpost review

The Thudbuster suspension seatpost doesn't try to emulate a rear suspension bike but it offers similar comfort.Essentially, it uses a parallelogram linkage with tuneable elastomers and offers 3in of travel.

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £140.00 RRP | USD $208.83
Cane Creek Thudbuster LT seatpost

Our review

Rearward action is disconcerting but the post works
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The Thudbuster suspension seatpost doesn’t try to emulate a rear suspension bike but it offers similar comfort.

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Essentially, it uses a parallelogram linkage with tuneable elastomers and offers 3in of travel. Does it work? Well, yes, and our Tech Ed Steve Worland runs one and gets on well with it… However, the movement of the parallelogram in compression is down and rearward, moving you backwards away from the bar. It’s effective, but most of our test team find it a bit disconcerting. We prefer telescopic sus posts because they more closely maintain the rider’s relationship with the bar and cranks through the full stroke.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Thudbuster LT
Brand Cane Creek

Description Also available in 450mm length
Weight (g) 594
Colour Black
Available Sizes 25.4mm 26.8mm 27.2mm 30.9mm 31.6mm
Length (mm) 400
Material Alloy Aluminium Magnesium
Laser Etched Graphics Yes
Shock Absorption Travel Vibration Dampening
Pivots Teflon Coated Bushing
Seatpost/Seat Pin Finishes Satin
Seat Tilting Yes
Twin-Bolt Head Yes
Travel 76
Lengths Available 400mm