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  • Gravel seatpost recommendations
  • Premier Icon honourablegeorge
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    My shiny new gravel bike has a shabby old Thomson on it currently, which started life on my 26″ Soul and has been on three other bikes since then, so it’s covered in scrapes and scratches and is probably due a retirement.

    Any recommendations for a replacement in 27.2? Carbon or alu, but decent value, and ideally a bit lighter and comfier than the Thomson (currently thinking I’ll just get another Thomson, tbh)

    Premier Icon iainc
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    Edit, ignore please.

    Premier Icon dickie
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    Carbon seat posts that 'flex'

    Premier Icon abingham
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    In true STW ‘recommend what you have’ fashion: Enve Layback.

    Yes, yes, very spendy – but wonderfully compliant. I’d used Thomsons for years before, but putting the Enve on made them feel like scaffold poles. Deals to be had 2nd hand if you’re lucky too.

    Premier Icon oreetmon
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    RWYH,
    brandx ascend… It’s the future.

    Premier Icon momo
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    DRWYH, Hope carbon post, lovely looking thing but rather stiff!

    Had a Deda superleggero on my old bike, oh my that was like a magic carpet ride!

    Premier Icon chrisdw
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    I’ve got an sworks carbon post on mine. Seems good! Very light!

    Premier Icon intheborders
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    For a ‘laugh’ I bought the lightest, cheapest Chinese carbon seat post from ebay.

    Weighs 137g and cost £20 delivered.

    It’s really comfy and has currently covered over 1000 miles of Scottish gravel/lanes/fire-roads etc.

    More than happy.

    Premier Icon andrewh
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    OP if you are selling a 27.2 Thomson pm me. Black and 330 or 410 I’d be interested.
    A scratched up one sounds ideal for my commuter

    Premier Icon yourguitarhero
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    I got an old Rockshoc elastomer one off eBay for a tenner. Great for gravel!

    Premier Icon honourablegeorge
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    @andrewh – it’ll be going on my commuter 😀

    Premier Icon markgraylish
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    A dropper post? Depends on whether you’re more at the XC bike end of the spectrum than road bike with knobbly tyres ..

    Premier Icon tuboflard
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    Got a Cane Creek Thudbuster ST Mk2 on my monstercross and it’s great. Not light but that plus the 2.25”s on it make it a very comfy bike for hours in the saddle. If you want to splash out the eSilk post in carbon looks very nice.

    Premier Icon honourablegeorge
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    Just want a regular post, as opposed to suspension/dropper type

    Premier Icon nixie
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    @andrewh I have one on my turbo bike which will be sold once I’ve answered the same question as the op.

    Premier Icon andrewh
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    Sounds good @nixie , I’m in no particular rush so just pm me when it’s available

    Premier Icon antigee
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    [WhatIuse]…2nd hand older style specialized cgr…I also have one of the newer ones on a less used bike and if the design brief said make it doubledoubletriple ugly then it got the job

    Premier Icon Futureboy77
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    I couldn’t get a thomson post so did the same as @intheborders and bought a cheap carbon post of the bay, although I’m sure I was £30.

    Wasn’t expecting much but it’s light and nicely finished.

    Premier Icon paton
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