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    Sette Suspension Seatposts @ Pricepoint

    Anyone ever use(d) these?

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    Only one I have every used is the Cane Creek Thudbuster and that thing rocks! I have had it for at least 6 years now and it is still working just like day one. I had it on my SS for a while but just took it off yesterday to give the bike a more ridged feel and cleaner look. But if my butt is sore after my next ride you can bet that thing is going back on there.

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    I don't have any experience with them, but I was looking at them the other day and thought about getting one. It would make my rigid a little less "bouncy" I think.
    Quote Originally Posted by forkboy
    And don't be scared to walk. Walking is one of the mystical 3 gears of Single Speed.

    Sit
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    Yeah, those ST Thudbusters look nice.

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    Out here on the east coast (Maryland) we have alot of roots on our trails. I prefer a hardtail frame simply because I don't think my local terrain really warrants an FS set up but the roots can be brutal at times. I picked up this post years ago and have used it ever since. I noticed that at the start of the ride when I have more energy that I am standing up alot more on decents or even using my legs to take some of the weight off the rear wheel while being seated on bumpy flats. But when I start getting tired I have noticed that more weight is on the saddle and I really think this post has helped to preserve my wheels for as long as I have had them. I also run a 1.8 size tire in the rear (planning on swapping that out soon) so I am sure the post has helped out some.

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    I believe they come with two in not three different elastomer bumpers in varying degrees of stiffness. I have ridden the blue ones the entire time with no problems what so ever. I will say that if you are a weight weenie that thing this is definitely heavier than a standard post but man the comfort can not be beat. The comfort of an FS w/out the weight or the bounce!

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    I just pulled the trigger on the Sette suspension seat post. Got the SP-367A model so I will take pics and do a little review of it when I get some time on it.
    Quote Originally Posted by forkboy
    And don't be scared to walk. Walking is one of the mystical 3 gears of Single Speed.

    Sit
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    Walk.

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    1SPD, good info. Thanks.

    LilJr, sweet. Can't wait for the review.

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    I figure $25 bucks to possibly make riding even better is a win-win situation. If it doesn't make it better at all, well at least I didn't find out after paying $120 for something.
    Quote Originally Posted by forkboy
    And don't be scared to walk. Walking is one of the mystical 3 gears of Single Speed.

    Sit
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    Quote Originally Posted by LilJr
    I figure $25 bucks to possibly make riding even better is a win-win situation. If it doesn't make it better at all, well at least I didn't find out after paying $120 for something.

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    Alright. Here you go and I hope it helps.
    Quote Originally Posted by forkboy
    And don't be scared to walk. Walking is one of the mystical 3 gears of Single Speed.

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    Holy crap. That sucks. Mine arrives today too. Did you grease the seat post prior to installation?

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    No, I didn't. In my mad rush to check out how awesome it would be to ride, I completely forgot about doing that until it was too late. If you could, measure the width of yours for me please. I am interested to know if yours is oversized as well.
    Quote Originally Posted by forkboy
    And don't be scared to walk. Walking is one of the mystical 3 gears of Single Speed.

    Sit
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    Walk.

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    Just received the seat post. Greased it (post/bolts) and adjusted the suspension all the way open. It fit perfectly in the seat tube. Took it for a little spin on the street. I weigh 150 lbs. so I can feel a little suspension. Build quality seems good. Not bad for $35.

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    I also weigh 150 and it did feel good when I just sat on it in the ground. Would you measure the diameter of it for me? If yours is 27.2 on the money, I may be tempted to give it one more try. Glad you like yours. I also thought the build quality was pretty good.
    Quote Originally Posted by forkboy
    And don't be scared to walk. Walking is one of the mystical 3 gears of Single Speed.

    Sit
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    27.2 on the dot.

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    Weird. Thanks, though. I measured my Thomson and it was 27.2 on the dot, so I don't know why my Sette didn't fit. If I can get it out, I will measure it for sure to double check.
    Quote Originally Posted by forkboy
    And don't be scared to walk. Walking is one of the mystical 3 gears of Single Speed.

    Sit
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    Walk.

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    One word: smooth.




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    Looks good on there man.
    Quote Originally Posted by forkboy
    And don't be scared to walk. Walking is one of the mystical 3 gears of Single Speed.

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    Thanks. Did you get instructions with your seat post? Not that I needed any, I'm just curious.

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    No, mine didn't come with any kind of paperwork at all. I assume you didn't either? I had assumed that there would have been at least some kind of instructions for adjusting the suspension, but I guess Sette thought it was pretty self-explanitory (which it is).
    Quote Originally Posted by forkboy
    And don't be scared to walk. Walking is one of the mystical 3 gears of Single Speed.

    Sit
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    None here.

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    this may be a stupid question already covered, but i didn't find it on the website. is like the cheapo ones with a spring in the tube, just made better? or is it a hydraulic piston with an adjustable orifice and gas charged?

    edit: it's an elastomer, is there a preload adjust? or do you just get the two bumpers?

    thanks

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    Preload adjuster on the bottom of the seat post. Lockout on the side.

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    How do you guys like your sette susp post?

    I cant justify spending $130 on the thudbuster.

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    I like it. Never owned one before, let alone try one. Made it a bit firmer, but still feel working. Haven't tried it off road yet. I'll see how it holds up. I say try it.

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    Does it feel like a pogo while pedaling?

    What about quality?

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    Weighing in at 150 lbs. and having it setup somewhat firm, I feel very little sag. When I pedal, I do not feel the 'pogo effect'.

    It appears to be well made. I like the lock out option and the clamp design. I've never seen those on any other seat posts.

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    The one I got has an elastomer, while the other model utilizes a spring.

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    Would you say it makes riding a HT a little easier on the back?

    I think I'm going to order one.

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    I think that a suspension post definitely makes things a little easier on your back. I have a Thudbuster that I bought way back in like 03 and the damn thing is still going. Supposedly they had a recall and mine fits ssn they provided but I figure if I have not had any problems with it in some 7 years, why change anything?

    The only pogo I ever really notice is on steep climbs where I am really pushing back on it but other than that, none at all. I just wish it wasn't so damn heavy. (weight weanie in the house)

    I think the best part of it is that when I start getting more tired towards the end of a ride, I notice that I am seated or with more weight on the seat than in the beginning. With all the tree roots we have to deal with around here, it really does help to take some of the load off the wheels.

    If you can swing it, buy either one. I don't think you will be unhappy with either.

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