Hi y'all. I've had a Cane Creek Thud 3G (long travel) on my hardtail bike for years, and my spine thanks me. It's been great and I definitely would not consider building another HT without one. I've tried other suspension seatposts, and there's simply no comparison, but that's already been said by others on these forums at least 100 times.

That said, here I am, building a new HT race bike, and I'm wondering if I could get away with the Thud ST. Anyone out there have experience with both? Just how much cush does the ST provide compared to the LT? Inquiring spines want to know.