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    This is the best suspension seatpost ever made in the history of the world:SR SUNTOUR

    I have herniated disks and like a cushy ride but I don't like the drawbacks of a full suspension bike. I have tried nearly every suspension seatpost made from the Tamer Pivot Plus aka Tricky Dick, to the two different Thudbusters(long & short travel) to regular designs. Either they don't do enough or they feel like a bouncy diving board. None of them felt quite right. The SR Suntour suspension seatpost transforms a hardtail instantly into a full suspension feel without any pedal bob.

    The SR Suntour parallellogram design is the smoothest and most effective design for medium to large off road bump supression and a $ $ redemption.

    It sucks that it's not readily available or marketed in the United States. I have used one that came stock on an old K2 bike for 3 years and it's finally wearing out but still functional. To order one you can sometimes get lucky on E-bay but I went straight to the SR Suntour USA distributer Doug Stuart.

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    Why didn't you like the Thudbusters? I am looking at a suspension post for my commuter. Also how much did the suntour cost you?

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    How much are they?

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    The prices range from $40 -$70 depending on which version you get (steel vs. alloy)

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    Not bad. I like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryball
    Why didn't you like the Thudbusters? I am looking at a suspension post for my commuter. Also how much did the suntour cost you?
    The Thudbusters are big heavy beasts, expensive and not easily adjustable or fine tunable based on weight/preference plus they boing like a diving board. This one adjusts spring tension in fine increments with a allen wrench adjustment screw at the bottom end of the seatpost. I set mine rather stiff so it only activates when I come down hard on my butt never when pedaling.

    The SR Suntour is the closest feeling to Full Suspension dampening on a hardtail.

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    Is it singlespeed-specific?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    Is it singlespeed-specific?

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    Depends on what chain you run. Definitely 29er specific.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ISuckAtRiding
    Definitely 29er specific.
    My ass. Where is the anodizing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hygieneboy
    I have herniated disks and like a cushy ride but I don't like the drawbacks of a full suspension bike. I have tried nearly every suspension seatpost made from the Tamer Pivot Plus aka Tricky Dick, to the two different Thudbusters(long & short travel) to regular designs. Either they don't do enough or they feel like a bouncy diving board. None of them felt quite right. The SR Suntour suspension seatpost transforms a hardtail instantly into a full suspension feel without any pedal bob.

    The SR Suntour parallellogram design is the smoothest and most effective design for medium to large off road bump supression and a $ $ redemption.

    It sucks that it's not readily available or marketed in the United States. I have used one that came stock on an old K2 bike for 3 years and it's finally wearing out but still functional. To order one you can sometimes get lucky on E-bay but I went straight to the SR Suntour USA distributer Doug Stuart.

    dstuart@srsuntourna.com


    http://www.srsuntour-cycling.com/SID...tail&tnid=1476
    Hows it work in mub?
    I was thinking of a thud buster, thats for the tip

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    Quote Originally Posted by hygieneboy
    The Thudbusters are big heavy beasts, expensive and not easily adjustable or fine tunable based on weight/preference plus they boing like a diving board. This one adjusts spring tension in fine increments with a allen wrench adjustment screw at the bottom end of the seatpost. I set mine rather stiff so it only activates when I come down hard on my butt never when pedaling.

    The SR Suntour is the closest feeling to Full Suspension dampening on a hardtail.
    Dosen't come in a 31.6 seat post diameter

    Mojo

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    Hi, this is Doug from SR Suntour,

    The aluminum version of our suspension seatpost is now stocked for sales in the US and Canada.

    Suggested Retail Price is $79.99.

    If you are interested in one, have the local bike shop of your choice contact us at 425 354 4965. If you don't have a local shop to work with its OK to contact us directly.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth
    My ass. Where is the anodizing?
    i think you answered your own question!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    Is it singlespeed-specific?

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    It's got no damper, so it's a single speed suspension...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ISuckAtRiding
    i think you answered your own question!
    Assodizing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth
    Assodizing?
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    holy set-back, Batman! I could never get that saddle in the right position for me...even with the saddle rails all the way forward like the pic shows. That will screw it up for a few folks. Consider that before you order one.

    Otherwise, it looks tidy and clean.
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    I more curious if it has a lockout or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freshw00d
    Hi, this is Doug from SR Suntour,

    The aluminum version of our suspension seatpost is now stocked for sales in the US and Canada.

    Suggested Retail Price is $79.99.

    If you are interested in one, have the local bike shop of your choice contact us at 425 354 4965. If you don't have a local shop to work with its OK to contact us directly.

    Thanks.
    31.6 mm??????

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtroy
    holy set-back, Batman! I could never get that saddle in the right position for me...even with the saddle rails all the way forward like the pic shows. That will screw it up for a few folks.
    Haha. I could finally get my saddle back far enough to be happy.

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    whats the weight limit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Gager
    whats the weight limit?
    less if you run it on a SS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mojo Man
    31.6 mm??????


    Shim??????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    Beats assodining.

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    depends on who's ass you're dining on.

    I mean i think I'd rather eat Megan Fox's ass than have my ass electrocuted in sulfuric acid for an hour or so, then dyed, and boiled for 20 minutes.

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    Surly a thudbuster would have a preload adjust for the amount of money they want for one.
    I don't see spending $130 or more on one with no Preload adjust. I'll have to check them out closer now. The Suntour does'nt look too shabby for $80!

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