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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.

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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.

    Sit
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    Walk.

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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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    Walk.

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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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