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    Just put in a Bikebling order, so we'll see...

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    Thomson Elite Dropper Post Thread

    Anybody received one yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mazspeed View Post
    That's cool, glad they ship quickly. I did notice that if the cap is off, the hook refuses to latch into the little bar in there. I almost want to glue it in but realize that's not a great idea. Thanks.

    The hooks face out on the LEV.

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    3rd week of may is what I've gotten from pretty much everyone. Universal said they'd be posting them to their site soon so you can get a notification for it. With the %15 this may be the best deal if you can snag one. I've also had several guys tell me from everything they know and have heard they're going to be worth the wait.

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    My post should be here Tuesday and then I leave for CO later that week and will be stopping at 4 IMBA Epics on the drive out, so I will happily post a review of it.

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    Anyone received one yet? My LBS has a stock alert for when they show up at QBP (distributor) - they've heard nothing yet.

    I thought Thomson was shipping these to distributors a few weeks ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBY View Post
    The hooks face out on the LEV.
    Thanks, I changed it, much better. Dumb mistake on my part.

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    Just got a call from the LBS, my post is IN!! to bad I cant test it out till next Monday because I am having my back wheel rebuilt.
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    Can someone here tell me what the stealth version is? Am I to understand that one would need a special frame with internal routing set aside just for the post cable?
    Like half of everything I ride comes out of Jenson. Figure that out.

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    no pictures --> this thread is disappoint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lycra Matt View Post
    Can someone here tell me what the stealth version is? Am I to understand that one would need a special frame with internal routing set aside just for the post cable?
    Correct! Also, Spag help you if you ever want to take the post out to adjust it or mend it.

    Stealth dropper posts will rank along with flex stems in five years time...

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    pick it up last night!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChevyM14 View Post
    pick it up last night!
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    On of the many reasons I stick with Thomson parts: the beauty of a machined part that follows from its simple purpose. *DROOOOOOOL*

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    That is a thing of beauty ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fix the Spade View Post
    Stealth dropper posts will rank along with flex stems in five years time...
    I predict . . . that you will be wrong. It's actually quite simple to remove and service the post. The stealth reverb already has a quick-connect for simple servicing without needing to bleed the system. You just need to ensure that the post is setup properly so that you leave enough slack in the line to pull the post.
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    post pics of the seatpost on the bike dagnabit!!!! Thats what we want to see, not pics of the clamp in your hand. Come on man.......

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    You are one lucky.... person.

    When I talked with Thomson via email last week I was told they only received and shipped to distribution 100 posts.
    You got one...

    The rest of us wait a minimum of another 3 weeks, but, my guess is we won't see posts until well into summer or after.

    Bummer, I've had my order in for at least 5 months.

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    Thomson Elite Dropper Post Thread

    Lol JRA. I agree. Bike porn needed.

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    I had my order in since late January. I have a really good big bike store in with in walking disance and have been going there for my hole life, so I am glad the came thru. The thing that sucks is I will not be able to try it untill Monday because my bike was getting the back wheel rebuilt and now I am away for the weekend. Will give a full report on Monday with lots of photos!
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    Wooooo Hoooo......

    got one of mine today..



    Still waiting for the second one for my son's bike, I'm told a couple weeks....

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    Would you do me a kindness, and take an up-close shot of the stanchion seal and collar?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    Would you do me a kindness, and take an up-close shot of the stanchion seal and collar?
    I'll try and get it for you tomorrow when I install the post on my Nomad C.

    It looks similar to a fork seal.

    I can tell you this; this post is a LOT lighter than my KS i950r and the remote lever is 2/3's the size. That lever is a piece of art... as is the post itself...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DWill View Post
    It looks similar to a fork seal.
    As in Fox or Rockshox?

    That's stil the big unknown with this post, no (i.e., who makes the internals)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    As in Fox or Rockshox?

    That's stil the big unknown with this post, no (i.e., who makes the internals)?
    Sorry as in Fox.

    All the different manufacturers are actually listed on the post. There are four or five total.
    Plus somewhere on the web I saw a video that listed all of the manufacturers involved.

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    Thomson Elite Dropper Post Thread

    Is the non stationary cable a real deal breaker?

    Anyone have one on a Tallboy C? If so, what length?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DWill View Post
    Sorry as in Fox.

    All the different manufacturers are actually listed on the post. There are four or five total.
    Plus somewhere on the web I saw a video that listed all of the manufacturers involved.
    Okay. I was wrong. Here are three different manufacturers listed on he post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DWill View Post
    Okay. I was wrong. Here are three different manufacturers listed on he post.
    What are they?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    What are they?
    I don't remember them all. Norglide was one cant remember the other two and don't have the post handy.

    Here's a li k to the video, I think they ate all in this vid.

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    No 27.2? /cry

    I guess I need to update my bike to fix this problem. Such a bummer. Anyone heard if they will make a 27.2?

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    they are working on the 27.2, it should be out some time in the summer or fall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fix the Spade View Post
    Stealth dropper posts will rank along with flex stems in five years time...
    No chance...my softride stem still works after 22 years. We are lucky if a dropper post works for a full year

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    Ok I got to take a good ride with my new post yesterday and here is my report:
    This thing is awesome! it goes down without hesitation. when you push the lever, it goes moves fast, and ease. I have been on bike with the rock shock, and the command post and one other and this is the best post hands down. I also don't need to push down and forward as much as the others even thought it is not a straight down shot. it dos not seem to need as much force to move the seat down as others do ether. I like the speed it comes back up. seem just right. the seat has no movement left to right. when I am on it it feels just like my fixed Thomson post. the last thing is the way the cable runs on my bike it is 100% out of the way at all times thanks to the side braket that comes with the post. it is a small thing that make a big deal in the way the cable stays out of the way.

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    Anybody know a place with 30.9 in stock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChevyM14 View Post
    Ok I got to take a good ride with my new post yesterday and here is my report:
    This thing is awesome! it goes down without hesitation. when you push the lever, it goes moves fast, and ease. I have been on bike with the rock shock, and the command post and one other and this is the best post hands down. I also don't need to push down and forward as much as the others even thought it is not a straight down shot. it dos not seem to need as much force to move the seat down as others do ether. I like the speed it comes back up. seem just right. the seat has no movement left to right. when I am on it it feels just like my fixed Thomson post. the last thing is the way the cable runs on my bike it is 100% out of the way at all times thanks to the side braket that comes with the post. it is a small thing that make a big deal in the way the cable stays out of the way.


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    Sorta liking the look of that remote - similar(ish) to the KS lever. Does it use a brake noodle to route the cable 90deg from the bar?

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    No, the cable just comes out of it.
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    Was going back and forth between the RockShox Reverb and the Thomson Elite Dropper. Was about to order the Reverb because JensonUSA is having a killer sale on the 2012 models. Unfortunately I'm a sucker for looks, and I can't stop thinking how beautiful this dropper looks. That, and with the 2 year dependability goal really sold me. I'm not too thrilled that this isn't self serviceable, but oh well. Stealth is not an option for me, as I really don't want to void the warranty.

    Ordered from Art's Cyclery with free 2-day shipping. Can't wait to get this installed and start putting it to good use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chunkylover53 View Post
    Anybody know a place with 30.9 in stock?
    QBP is out of them already (they have a few 31.6 post as of 5/22) with expected arrival of 6/7 for new stock. 113 accounts have a watch on this post so they will go FAST. I just ordered the 30.9 X-Fusion Hilo SL since they had it at QBP but I may return it and get the Thompson since I'm not in a huge hurry. Thing looks dam sweet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by skidad View Post
    QBP is out of them already (they have a few 31.6 post as of 5/22) with expected arrival of 6/7 for new stock. 113 accounts have a watch on this post so they will go FAST. I just ordered the 30.9 X-Fusion Hilo SL since they had it at QBP but I may return it and get the Thompson since I'm not in a huge hurry. Thing looks dam sweet!
    When I spoke with the guys at Thomson week before last by email I was told they only shipped about 100 posts in the first round. He said there was a "significant" number of posts that would go into distribution in a "few" weeks.
    I feel very, very lucky to have gotten on of the first 100 or so that were available.

    I'll feel even more lucky when I find time to put it on my bike and ride it...

    My guess is the price will help keep them in stock a little longer than might otherwise happen with a new product, but, we will see...

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    Finally had time to get my KS off and install my new Thomson.
    Got a short ride in on it tonight, I love this post. The thing is sooo smooth it looks and works beautifully.

    The only bummer is that the cable and housing that came with the post was too short, I had to get new housing and cable. It's really too bad to because the housing that is included is way cool.

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    The coolest remote lever ever…



    Almost done, shorten the housing a bit and cut the cable and its done…



    Done, now it's off for a ride…




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    Quote Originally Posted by DWill View Post
    The only bummer is that the cable and housing that came with the post was too short, I had to get new housing and cable. It's really too bad to because the housing that is included is way cool.
    Looks great!! Hopefully I'll get mine installed this weekend. Could you please let me know what size frame you have? I'm worried that I may run into the same problem.

    Thanks in advance

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    Don't want to steal this thread but...

    I really like that cable guide at the bottom of the seatpost. I've tried the double ziptie approach but it "floats" around too much. Anyone have ideas on applying this method to other dropper seatposts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnnydrz View Post
    Don't want to steal this thread but...

    I really like that cable guide at the bottom of the seatpost. I've tried the double ziptie approach but it "floats" around too much. Anyone have ideas on applying this method to other dropper seatposts?
    could use one of the seatpost mounted bottle openers. Like this one.

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    Done, now it's off for a ride…

    That dog looks STOKED! Nice looking post, enjoy ~


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    Quote Originally Posted by tapcon View Post
    Looks great!! Hopefully I'll get mine installed this weekend. Could you please let me know what size frame you have? I'm worried that I may run into the same problem.

    Thanks in advance
    Nomad C large frame. If I could have have run the cable along the top tube on the same side the remote is on the housing would have been just long enough.

    There were problems with that. The loop of the cable coming off the bar would have likely hit my knee unless I zip tied it to another cable or brake line at the head tube, not a good solution.

    I think the problem with the housing length was a couple things. First the width of my bars, they're 150MM, and second the lever on the post itself is on the left side of the post. The post cable has to run from the left side of the bar across the head tube (with enough loop so the bars can turn) down the top tube, up and across the seat post to the attachment point.

    All that left the housing about 6 inches to short and the cable about a inch or two to short.

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    Despite me getting in at 2am this morning, I woke up around 7am to install my brand spanking new Thomson Elite Dropper.

    The packaging was top notch (sorry, no pics of the packaging). After inspecting and gawking at the post, I took out the remainder of the contents. Unfortunately there were a couple of things missing from my package. There was no under-the seat lever, and there was no barrel adjustment. Maybe they were not supposed to come with them, as there was no parts list in the instructions or anywhere on the box. But at least I had pretty much everything I needed to install the post.

    Installation:

    Let me get this out of the way...if you are not mechanically inclined, take it to your local shop to get it installed. The instructions were not easy to follow. As you can see from the pics, I routed the cable along the top frame. I used Rock Shox hydraulic cable guides. This allowed plenty of room for the cable to move when I dropped the seat. I have a Trek Fuel EX 7 19.5 frame and a Bontrager Rythm Pro Carbon handlebar at 750mm. The cable JUST made it from post to bar end. I am probably going to buy some new cable and housing as it's a little too tight for my liking. With that said, the Thomson cable and housing are well made and look great. All in all, I was happy with my first attempt at a cable installation.

    Performance:

    Let me preface by saying that I am a novice rider, and that this is my first dropper post. With that said...THIS THING IS AWESOME!!! I went out for a ride and found myself making excuses to drop the post and bring it back up. It never hesitated going down (much thanks to my fat body), and came up smooth as silk every time. When the post was up, there was no give and felt as rock solid as my OEM fixed post. There was zero play in the seat. Everytime I picked up the bike when the post was down, it stuck like glue. I look forward to getting a lot more use out of this product.

    I honestly thought I would not like the remote, but it proved to be unobtrusive and easy to use.

    Bottom Line:

    Performance: 10 (so far)
    Looks: 10
    Installation: Easy (If you are mechanically inclined)
    Packaging: 9 (one point deduction because of missing parts)

    If you can fork out the money, this seems to be well worth the coin!



















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    One last thing...want to give a shout out to Art's Cyclery for a fair price with free 2nd day shipping.
    Whether you're peddling or twisting the wrist...you're still riding on two wheels...and that's good enough for me

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    She's got the looks!

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    Tapcon, unless you ordered the under seat lever won't be in the box. Thomson sells them as a "accessory" if you want one you gotta buy it.

    It also does not come with a noodle, at least mine didn't have one either.
    If you noticed when you tightened the set screw on the cable the it really isn't necessary. Just adjust the cable.

    My KS came with a noodle, but I never used it. He KS needed one, talk about a pain in the a#s cable install, the KS would what you would be talking about.

    The new Thomson is a super easy to install by comparison. I had mine done in 20 minutes not counting the time spent running to the store to get housing and a new cable that were long enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DWill View Post
    Tapcon, unless you ordered the under seat lever won't be in the box. Thomson sells them as a "accessory" if you want one you gotta buy it.

    It also does not come with a noodle, at least mine didn't have one either.
    If you noticed when you tightened the set screw on the cable the it really isn't necessary. Just adjust the cable.

    My KS came with a noodle, but I never used it. He KS needed one, talk about a pain in the a#s cable install, the KS would what you would be talking about.

    The new Thomson is a super easy to install by comparison. I had mine done in 20 minutes not counting the time spent running to the store to get housing and a new cable that were long enough.
    Thank you for the information. I was obviously mistaken that it came with the lever and noodle. But you are right, the installation was a lot easier than I thought it would be.
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    Got my first real ride on the new post today.

    In a word AWESOME…

    So smooth, like butter. The only thing was I'm so used to the "clunk" my KS made both going up and down I found myself double checking to make sure the post was working when I raised and lowered it.

    There jus isn't any noise, it just works smoothly and quietly. The other thing I noticed is when it's down and you happen to lift the bike by the saddle, it doesn't move. The post just stays where it is.

    Quiet, rock solid and reliable, it perfect.

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    Gave it a good run in the mud today. The Thompson worked just as well after the ride as it did before. Love this thing!!

    Whether you're peddling or twisting the wrist...you're still riding on two wheels...and that's good enough for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by DWill View Post
    Tapcon, unless you ordered the under seat lever won't be in the box. Thomson sells them as a "accessory" if you want one you gotta buy it.

    It also does not come with a noodle, at least mine didn't have one either.
    If you noticed when you tightened the set screw on the cable the it really isn't necessary. Just adjust the cable.

    My KS came with a noodle, but I never used it. He KS needed one, talk about a pain in the a#s cable install, the KS would what you would be talking about.

    The new Thomson is a super easy to install by comparison. I had mine done in 20 minutes not counting the time spent running to the store to get housing and a new cable that were long enough.
    I have never spent more then 20 minutes installing KS posts (i950 / LEV) or the Thomson. Not sure where you went wrong w the KS install but it is really a wash for that aspect of it.

    Thomson feels smoother, but the LEV has the non moving cable. Really depends what is more important to you (the buyer) at this point.

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    I should have my second Thonson dropper Monday or Tuesday. Nothing like a six month wait. Seems to be a theme with bike parts. I've been waiting for a set of CK hubs over a month now.

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    The way the cable runs on my bike it is 100% a non issue. if every other dropper post in the world when to a non moving cable I would not even think for a secant about getting a new post because this is the best working post I have ever used and the cable is Never in the way or a problem, EVER!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnnydrz View Post
    Don't want to steal this thread but...

    I really like that cable guide at the bottom of the seatpost. I've tried the double ziptie approach but it "floats" around too much. Anyone have ideas on applying this method to other dropper seatposts?
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    Does anybody know whos has a 30.9 in stock for sale? all I have been able to find is the 31.6. Thanks for the info.

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    At the time of this post, Bikeman.com shows stock (a very good shop)

    Quote Originally Posted by J.R.A. View Post
    Does anybody know whos has a 30.9 in stock for sale? all I have been able to find is the 31.6. Thanks for the info.

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    Thanks chunkylover. That price is a little more than I want to pay, have found them cheaper but everybody is out of stock.

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    30.9 in stock at Backcountry.com

    Showing 20 pieces in stock of 30.9.

    $415 and free shipping, but no discount codes I'm aware of.

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    Installed my second Thomson on my sons Nomad Friday. Rode it Friday and today in Mammoth. These posts are awesome, worth every penny paid for them.

    They are as solid as a solid post and drop smoother than any other post I've tried.

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    This is a brilliant post, there's no slop, it just works. Been riding mine for a month. Highly recommended.

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    OK, the availability issues with this post are apparently a thing of the past.

    Universal Cycles is showing > 200 units of 30.9 and > 50 units of 31.6 available to ship today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DWill View Post
    Finally had time to get my KS off and install my new Thomson.
    Got a short ride in on it tonight, I love this post. The thing is sooo smooth it looks and works beautifully.

    The only bummer is that the cable and housing that came with the post was too short, I had to get new housing and cable. It's really too bad to because the housing that is included is way cool.

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    I may have to get this post for looks alone. My GD is butt ugly........but it has always worked .......................... since 2009
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    Quote Originally Posted by InertiaMan View Post
    OK, the availability issues with this post are apparently a thing of the past.

    Universal Cycles is showing > 200 units of 30.9 and > 50 units of 31.6 available to ship today.

    STOP IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Cable/housing is WAY short

    So I'd seen multiple comments from early adopters that the remote cable/housing that ships with the post was short, so I was expecting to face the same situation since I'm on an XL frame. But I was really surprised just how short the included cable/housing was . . . it was a full 10 inches shorter than my current setup.

    The absolute minimum length I could run, and still pass a "bar twist during crash" length limit test, was more than 6 inches longer than the stock 45 inch housing.

    I've seen Thomson's replies in their facebook page, stating that they wanted the stock version to "fit the vast majority of bikes without cutting." But it seems to me that they missed that mark by a significant bit. I'd be surprised if a size L frame with typical width bars and typical low-standover top tube could use the stock housing/cable. Even some M frames might need longer.

    So in their effort to eliminate any cutting for a supposed majority, my perception is that Thomson's housing length means that a substantial set, perhaps majority, will need to not only cut, but to go buy housing and cable, before they can set up their posts.

    Or is my setup just weird? Do most folks keep things short/tight and not worry if the bars ever take a 180 degree turn?

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    The cable length was perfect for me.

    My measurements are: TT center to center is 23.75", 16.5" seat tube, 4.5" of post exposed, 50mm stem, 720mm bars. Lever is mounted inboard of brake lever (about 7.75" from the end).

    I'm probably at the limit though. I can see how an XL frame would need different housing. Should be pretty quick to just get some longer housing. It's about a 1 min job to measure, cut and add endcaps.

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    I'm still waiting for the under the seat lever. I only want this post to switch in and out with my regular post and don't want to constantly rerun the cable

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    Just installed my new thomson dropper post. Really happy with it so far. I'm coming from a crank bros joplin 4 and immediately I am impressed with the thomson. Firstly the extra inch of drop is great, super smooth and easy motion. Love that it stays down even if you lift up on the saddle, and absolutely zero play in the post. Much better clamp, and the build quality is really good.

    One thing that's a bit awkward is the cable routing from the remote. I ended up using a brake noodle to route the cable 90 degrees right out of the lever. This really helped the cable tuck in and not stick way out. Stoked to get it out on the trail and give this thing a proper test!Thomson Elite Dropper Post Thread-img_0862.jpg
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    Just ordered mine today - a nice anniversary present from my wife!

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    This is the Elite model, so do you think there will be a Masterpiece Dropper like they have a Masterpiece seatpost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogerfromco View Post
    Just ordered mine today - a nice anniversary present from my wife!
    I have two rides on it installed on the RIP9. It's super smooth in operation, zero side to side wiggle, and like others have noted, it's quite when it pops back up to full extension.

    My only complaint and it's minor, is the cable housing provided it a bit short for my large RIP9 so I need to get some more and redo the cabling. When I turn hard right, it stretches the cable which rides up above the frame near the seatpost, but does not affect the raising and lowering of the seat. It's more an OCD thing than a real flaw. I'd just prefer the cable housing stay under the top tube through the full range of motion until it comes up to the seatpost.

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    I had the same problem with the cable housing being too short for my medium Jet9 RDO. The stock housing was about 5-6" too short. I ended up getting a longer piece of shift cable/housing from my LBS and ran the dropper cabling along the externally routed rear brake housing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogerfromco View Post
    My only complaint and it's minor, is the cable housing provided it a bit short for my large RIP9 so I need to get some more and redo the cabling. When I turn hard right, it stretches the cable which rides up above the frame near the seatpost, but does not affect the raising and lowering of the seat. It's more an OCD thing than a real flaw. I'd just prefer the cable housing stay under the top tube through the full range of motion until it comes up to the seatpost.
    You definitely need to lengthen the housing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jboyd122 View Post
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    I had the same problem with the cable housing being too short for my medium Jet9 RDO.
    This is exactly as I expected. Thomson's stated goal was to "provide a no-trim fit for the majority of bikes" but they seemed to have missed the mark by a large bit when folks on medium bikes find the housing several inches too short. Their reference bike must have used narrow bars, a short stem and cable routing along the top of the top tube.

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    Thomson now shipping w/ 15 inch longer cable/housing

    Coincidentally I just heard back from Thomson on the length complaint. They've apparently heard broad feedback and responded. They say posts are now shipping with a 15 inch longer cable/housing.

    Glad they figured it out.

    I've been whining about the cable length, but other than that nit, the post has been perfect so far. If the reliability proves as good as expected, its a winner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InertiaMan View Post
    This is exactly as I expected. Thomson's stated goal was to "provide a no-trim fit for the majority of bikes" but they seemed to have missed the mark by a large bit when folks on medium bikes find the housing several inches too short. Their reference bike must have used narrow bars, a short stem and cable routing along the top of the top tube.
    fwiw, large frame, wide bars, 50mm stem, routing along the bottom of the top tube... the routing was perfect... but not an inch to spare.

    Glad they increased the housing length. It's easy to cut down housing... hard to extend one that's too short

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    Thomson Elite Dropper Post Thread

    No ride yet. Brand new wheel is still wet. The gold frame looks amazing with the Thompson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkidd_39 View Post
    No ride yet. Brand new wheel is still wet. The gold frame looks amazing with the Thompson.
    Wet wheel?

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    Wet wheel?
    Taco'd my front wheel. Built a new one. Gotta let the linseed oil dry on the nipples before you ride.

    This is always what I've been told

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    Anyone have the under seat lever yet?
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    Anyone find the 2mm grub screw a little flimsy? I found that I was quite nervous tightening down the cable with it.

    Thomson mentions they have a different screw if this one is not working properly?

    Other than that this is an awesome dropper post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dump View Post
    You definitely need to lengthen the housing.
    I tried to get away with the stock length on my Yeti SB66 size medium, and ended up ripping out the cable (split the ferrule at the remote) during at crash at the Megavalanche this past weekend....was shitty not having a working post thereafter. Not gonna make the mistake of running too short a cable again...

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    My cable housing was too short as well, on a medium Santa Cruz Nickel. Granted, I needed a bigger cable loop than I wanted so it didn't hang up on the pivot, but it was too short even without that extra.

    I used a flexible cable noodle to allow routing under the brake lever for a cleaner look:
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    Top coming unscrewed.

    Keep an eye on the top of your post it can come unscrewed. It's where the plastic cable guide clips on. Not sure why? But mine did after a couple of rides. The post seems very well made so it was probably a manufacturing issue, won't be able to say until I've had a few more rides on it.

    What you will notice is front and back freeplay. I was a little disappointed at first because I thought it was going to be a characteristic of this post. It turns out the top piece is threaded to the main tube and it had started to come loose. I gave it a snug by hand and it took away the freeplay. Unfortunately I don't have a spanner big enough to put a wrench on it. Plus I'm not sure how tight it should be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canuck_tacoma View Post
    Anyone find the 2mm grub screw a little flimsy? I found that I was quite nervous tightening down the cable with it.

    Thomson mentions they have a different screw if this one is not working properly?

    Other than that this is an awesome dropper post.

    I got two of these posts and both times the cable and housing were way too short for my XL frames. I had no problems with setting up my 30.9 post, but on my 31.6 post I ended up stripping the set screw trying to stop the cable slippage. I emailed Thomson on a Saturday night and they got back to me first thing Monday morning. They sent me a new longer cable and housing along with a new set screw and I had everything setup and running by Thursday afternoon. Pretty damn good customer service and I'm really liking the new post way more than the Reverb I have (and need to sell asap).

    By the way, I'm a really big rider and I think I'll be a good test to see how this post holds up. My Reverb, which I haven't used for the past 6 months, only lasted around 5 months before taking it in for warranty issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canuck_tacoma View Post
    Anyone find the 2mm grub screw a little flimsy? I found that I was quite nervous tightening down the cable with it.

    Thomson mentions they have a different screw if this one is not working properly?

    Other than that this is an awesome dropper post.
    I had the same reaction to the grub screw. And I generally don't like when any bike components have wrench sizes below 3mm. Given the tried and true solutions for cable anchors that have been used for decades in derailleurs, I'm surprised Thomson didn't find a more robust solution.

    That said, I didn't have any problems with setup or with slipping cables. So far, everything has been functionally excellent for one month of use.

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    Seems like this thing is solid.
    I just installed a LEV that crapped out on the first ride...

    Maybe spending the extra cash would have been a good idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by canuck_tacoma View Post

    What you will notice is front and back freeplay. I was a little disappointed at first because I thought it was going to be a characteristic of this post. It turns out the top piece is threaded to the main tube and it had started to come loose. I gave it a snug by hand and it took away the freeplay. Unfortunately I don't have a spanner big enough to put a wrench on it. Plus I'm not sure how tight it should be.
    Thanks for that, mine just did the same thing, but the play went away after a hand tighten. Think I'll still call Thomson to see if it's normal, and how tight it should be.

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    Had the same deal with mine. Put about a 1/4 turn on it and any play went away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amish_matt View Post
    Thanks for that, mine just did the same thing, but the play went away after a hand tighten. Think I'll still call Thomson to see if it's normal, and how tight it should be.
    NP.....this is something good to catch right away before damage occurs. Glad I caught mine. I just hope that this isn't going to be a constant issue and it just needed to be tightened. If it comes loose again I will report back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by masonmoa View Post
    I got two of these posts and both times the cable and housing were way too short for my XL frames. I had no problems with setting up my 30.9 post, but on my 31.6 post I ended up stripping the set screw trying to stop the cable slippage. I emailed Thomson on a Saturday night and they got back to me first thing Monday morning. They sent me a new longer cable and housing along with a new set screw and I had everything setup and running by Thursday afternoon. Pretty damn good customer service and I'm really liking the new post way more than the Reverb I have (and need to sell asap).

    By the way, I'm a really big rider and I think I'll be a good test to see how this post holds up. My Reverb, which I haven't used for the past 6 months, only lasted around 5 months before taking it in for warranty issues.
    Good they took care of you. Just curious if it was a different /revised screw? Or a warranty replacement?

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    here's mine, mounted on my medium Spitfire V2.

    Housing was just long enough but still had to cut the cable a bit (about 5cm).

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    I've been riding with it for a few days now and I'm pretty satisfied. Return speed is good and lever just feels spot on !

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    Quote Originally Posted by canuck_tacoma View Post
    Good they took care of you. Just curious if it was a different /revised screw? Or a warranty replacement?
    To be honest, I didn't really look that close at it because it's kind of a little itty bitty screw. Supposedly it's different from the first one I stripped but used the same size allen wrench. I went on their website and read their blog after I stripped mine out trying to stop the slippage and found it could be a problem. I guess you could say it was a warranty replacement as it didn't cost me anything. I'd say if you have a problem with your cable slipping you can contact them and they'll get you a new screw, but like I said in my previous post, only one of my posts had an issue, and like the saying goes "if it ain't broke, don't fix it".

    Went for a ride today to test out the new 31.6 post and I love these things. So buttery smooth and they just feel solid. Granted I only got a handful of rides on them, but my Reverb starting make noise and had play in it after only a couple of rides.

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    Hi guys,

    Anyone with their post notice the radius on the post is larger than the guts? Surely they should be the same to allow full contact and adjustability? I have some serious daylight coming through and I feel it would create some problems down the line.

    Other than that and the little cone washers breaking in and coming loose (check these!) it has been amazingly solid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whiteox View Post
    Hi guys,

    Anyone with their post notice the radius on the post is larger than the guts? Surely they should be the same to allow full contact and adjustability? I have some serious daylight coming through and I feel it would create some problems down the line.

    Other than that and the little cone washers breaking in and coming loose (check these!) it has been amazingly solid.
    Not following you.....can you explain?

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    Sorry, should've been more clear with my description!

    Here's a pic of what I'm talking about.

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