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    seatposts

    not quite sure where to put this, so if this is in the wrong forum, i am sorry. anyways, my seat post is worn out, so i need a high quality, durable seatpost, any suggestions/for info needed?

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    It all depends on your budget. Thompson makes real good seatposts. I've had good experiences w/ Raceface seatposts too.
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    Second the Thompson, way to go....
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    A seat post is a seat post is a seat post as long as it doesn't break/dent/bend after that it's all about grams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jwind
    A seat post is a seat post is a seat post as long as it doesn't break/dent/bend after that it's all about grams.
    and it has to have a good seat clamp too. Thomson posts don't break/dent/bend, are not too heavy and have a great seat clamp.
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    I bent a Titec, my Thomson is holding up.

    I wish I had a Gravity Dropper... now's the time before you spend $$$ on anything else.
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    A seatpost is a seatpost is a seatpost... unless it is a Gravity Dropper... in which case its the best upgrade ever to your biking fun. I second davec's suggestion - "now's the time before you spend $$$ on anything else."

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    I've bent every other seatpost I've had. My Thomson has been on three bikes now, on the other hand.

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    Imagine going from a bike that you had to stop, get off and move the chain to the gear you want, then get back on to ride... and then you get a derailleur.

    That is what it is like when you get a Gravity Dropper. If they wern't so expensive, every mountain bike would have one. I love mine
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    Gravity Dropper

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    thomson or gravity dropper...thats it

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    just purchased my thompson last week. had to replace the specialized seatpost cuz the angle of the seat kept moving and was very annoying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnome1979
    thomson or gravity dropper...thats it
    I've had both and the G dropper wins. There's nothing like it for the downhills and windy singletrack. The ultimate seatpost would be a G dropper with a Thomson seat clamp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by uktrailmonster
    I've had both and the G dropper wins. There's nothing like it for the downhills and windy singletrack. The ultimate seatpost would be a G dropper with a Thomson seat clamp.
    I second that.

    Even though I habitually put a lot of stress on frame design and pivot locations, I think whether or not you have a Gravity Dropper is more important!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve from JH
    I second that.

    Even though I habitually put a lot of stress on frame design and pivot locations, I think whether or not you have a Gravity Dropper is more important!
    Yep, people often talk about the effects of 0.5" BB height difference, but there's just no substitute for dropping your entire body mass 3 or 4" lower with the flick of a switch!!
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    What about the Maverick Speedball? Is it critical to have the lever on the handlebar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwcet8k
    What about the Maverick Speedball? Is it critical to have the lever on the handlebar?
    Yes, if you want to continue riding without sticking one hand under your seat to lower yourself.

    With the GD, you can fly along at speed and drop it as soon as you see the need without having to even think about.

    GD is the way to go........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Relayden
    Second the Thompson, way to go....
    Make that a 3rd. Cant beat quality and workabality (yes it is a real word now).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwcet8k
    What about the Maverick Speedball? Is it critical to have the lever on the handlebar?
    The Maverick Speedball is a piece of junk!! I chose the stupid thing, and Saturday I went out to grab my bike for a ride and noticed a nice puddle of hydraulic fluid underneath. Now, after only a month and a half (about 18 rides) the thing won't stay extended anymore. I haven't looked at the price of the GD yet, but don't waste your $250 on the speedball. I know when my warranty unit comes back it's getting traded towards a GD.

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    GD for trail riding and having fun

    Thomson for XC or racing

    When I want to go light my Thomson Elite comes out to play 5 years and still going strong, Im 200+lbs of thrashing meat on a saddle.

    My GDs hung in there well, though not quite as old seems just as robust.

    Its worth it IMO once youve had it you'll wonder why youve waited so long to join the gang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailadvent
    GD for trail riding and having fun

    Thomson for XC or racing

    When I want to go light my Thomson Elite comes out to play 5 years and still going strong, Im 200+lbs of thrashing meat on a saddle.

    My GDs hung in there well, though not quite as old seems just as robust.

    Its worth it IMO once youve had it you'll wonder why youve waited so long to join the gang.

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    The GD is a great piece of kit, but I've had a few gremlins with mine. After about 8 months use, the upper post cracked across the hole for the seat mounting pin. To their credit the replacement post has a detail change in this area, so I'm hoping it won't happen again. The latching is also a bit hit and miss, but I couldn't live without it now.
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    Thomson if you want to spend that much. I use a raceface evolve seatpost, which I have found to be excellent! Perhaps thats the way to go for a cheaper seatpost

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    I've got a 30.9 mm Thomson Elite seatpost that I'll sell you for $40.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Overthebars
    The Maverick Speedball is a piece of junk!! I chose the stupid thing, and Saturday I went out to grab my bike for a ride and noticed a nice puddle of hydraulic fluid underneath. Now, after only a month and a half (about 18 rides) the thing won't stay extended anymore. I haven't looked at the price of the GD yet, but don't waste your $250 on the speedball. I know when my warranty unit comes back it's getting traded towards a GD.

    Mike
    Interesting. In the latest issue of Bike magazine, they were sent four Speedballs to test. Apparently, they've had similar problems with two of them. Not very encouraging.

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