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  • spinningmagnets
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    Yeah, I cut 1-1/2 inches off my seat tube to get my suspension seat post to sit a little lower...totally worth it.

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  • JPLabs
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    Love my Thudbuster. Especially when I get on my wife's bike, which doesn't have one because she's too short.

    I didn't look it up again, but I think it adds about 4" to minimum seat height. You might need to trim the seatpost to get it to sit all the way down in the frame, too - mine was too long for my frame, as received, to allow this.

    Note also that it moves rearwards as it deflects. Consider this if you have a rear cargo pack right behind the seat.

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  • Louis
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    What an amazing difference these make! I wonder why I waited so long.

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  • spinningmagnets
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    You might be able to find a local bike shop that will allow you to dry-fit a Thudbuster to your frame, so you can see if it sits too high, before you buy one.

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  • CPG
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    I'm sold on it, but am waffling due to concerns about losing seat post length/height. I also have a trailer hitch on my seat post for my Travoy trailer, which takes up a couple inches of seat tube. I'm afraid that between the added Thudbuster height along with the hitch, my lowest seat setting will be too high for my 5'8" height/legs. Maybe a few more hard ass hits will change my mind.

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  • Eric Luna
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    They are for 27.2 but each one comes with 2 shimms so you can fit in a larger tube if you need too...

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  • Galroc
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    I assume this is for 27.2mm seat tube or is any size available?

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  • spinningmagnets
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    ST = Short Travel, LT = Long Travel

    Some users have complained that after some time, the LT squeaks some, but that can be fixed by applying a thin coat of silicone grease to the rubber slugs that act as a spring.

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  • Swellens
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    What's the difference between the ST and the LT?

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  • Jon
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    Great! Those potholes in the shadows are getting to me. Per the Cane Creek site: min ext. ST - 98mm, LT - 142mm.

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  • Bicycle365
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    Thanks for the endorsement spinningmagnets , I've never pulled the trigger on on of these because of the same price/hype concern. Great to know that someone took one for the team and shelled out for it, and it paid off. I've got about 6½ " of post exposed so I think it will be fine, just added it to my provisional letter to Santa.

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  • spinningmagnets
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    Be aware that the Thudbuster or Suntour NCX will add some height to the actual seat, so if you are a shorter rider, you will have to choose a bike frame with an extra-low seat-tube, like the Electra Townie, or the Manhattan Smoothie (etc, there are others). I have owned both of these awesome suspension seat-posts, and they are my number one recommendation for the first accessory to buy if you have a hardtail frame (like me).

    I have always looked for bargains my whole life, so the first time I bought one of these, I was nervous that it was a lot of hype and a small benefit. It was one of the best decisions I made for my ebike.

    If you ride an upright-posture frame, it takes the pressure off of your wrists, but...it put any jolts from the road directly onto your spine. If you see a pothole coming up, you can raise up on your legs, regardless of the type of frame. However, sooner or later, you will hit something unexpected. If you don't have rear suspension on your bike, you need fatter tires (like the 2.5-inch Maxxis Hookworms, CST Cyclops, Schwalbe Big Apple, etc), and also a suspension seat-post. Once you try it, you will want one on any hardtail bike you ever own in the future. This seat-post will last decades because it is so robust and simple.

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  • Eric Luna
    started a topic Thudbuster Suspension Seat Posts NEW and on SALE

    Thudbuster Suspension Seat Posts NEW and on SALE

    Thudbuster suspension seat posts are in stock and in sale. We have them for the lowest price in the country at $129.00

    Find them both HERE.

    Thudbuster make awesome suspension solution for Ebike riders with very little drawbacks. Usually that extra couple hundred grams and slight loss in peddling efficiency is a consideration...but not when you got a big electric motor and battery underneath you :)

    Thudbusters are great alternative to rear suspension where you lose ctitical triangle space where every ebike builder knows is the best place to put the battery.

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