Thomson Masterpiece Setback seatpost review

Smooths out road buzz better than most

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £129.99 RRP | USD $139.99
Thomson Masterpiece Setback

Our review

Excellent execution of simple design but lacks the comfort of carbon
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Thomson have used a simple design to produce their Masterpiece. Does it live up to the name? Well, stainless steel bolts turn smoothly on brass washers to ensure that the forged top clamp is held securely, and tilt adjustment feels extremely smooth.


The machined shaft has thicker walls at the more heavily stressed front and rear faces, and is kinked near the top to provide 22mm of layback – although an inline version is available too.


Once adjusted, the Masterpiece does smooth out road buzz from normal tarmac better than most other aluminium posts, but rougher roads still batter your bottom. This is especially noticeable on longer rides.

Product Specifications


Name Masterpiece Setback (11)
Brand Thomson

Description Range: 37mm
Weight (g) 192
Length (mm) 240
Offset 22
Saddle Rail Compatibility 7mm
Lengths Available 330mm 350mm
Diameters Available 26.8mm 27.2mm 30.9mm 31.6mm