- Seat post for steel hardtail, Thomson or carbon? Or….
- Rusty SpannerSubscriber
Have tried a Easton EA30, a RaceFace Deus, an Easton EA70 and a Thomson.
The Thomson is much, much stiffer than the others.
Partner has a frame the same as mine but in alloy. Mine is steel.Posted 4 years ago
The seatpost makes more of a noticable difference to the ride than the frame material (Rock Lobster 853 & Tig Team SL, in case you’re interested).Rusty SpannerSubscriber
Dunno, never tried carbon, all the above I’ve tried are alloy.
Just saying that the Thomsons are stiff.
Really, really stiff. 🙂
And that there are massive differences in stiffness of posts made of the same material.
Sorry I can’t be of more help – I’m sure someone else with a bit more direct experience of the two materials will be along shortly.Posted 4 years agotakisawa2Subscriber
I tried a Gravity Dropper on my SIR.9 & found it made the ride quite harsh compared to the Thomson I usually use. Have tried a Sumo carbon aslo, but was too flexy on the Niner, but many years ago I had one on a really harsh Pace 303 hardtail & it made it just about bearable.Posted 4 years ago
Saddle is a Ti railed Spoon, which (to me) is noticably comfier than the steel railed version.bent udderMember
27.2 USE Sumo Carbon on my steel Hummingbird. 31.6 Thomson on my alloy 29er Scandal. The Sumo’s more comfy, and hasn’t given up the ghost yet. I pull it every now and then to check for damage. I weigh 75kg and haven’t noticed any appreciable flex, but it does seem to damp vibration quite well. The Scandal is comfy too – although I’ve not ridden it for similar distances.
Bear in mind the whole enchilada, too – tyres and wheels will also affect comfort. A Thomson with nice big tyres might well be more comfy than a carbon post with skinny-ass XC race tyres.Posted 4 years agomarsdenmanMember
my 90kg of lard has spent the last few years blobbing around on the Bontrager Race carbon post that came on my (now previous) frame.Posted 4 years ago
It has not died, yet….
More comfortable a ride than any other material? My only comparison the the bike before that, trek alu hard tail, with scaffold post alu seat tube combination now, that was truly brutal combination.!
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