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  • johnjn2000
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    A friend has asked for.spme advice on suspension Seatpost for his hardtail. He just wants a smoother ride for his back and bum and doesn’t ride anything extreme. Does anyone have any real world experience of these things as I don’t. Looking.to give him.some.advice so he doesn’t male.an expensive mistake..Cheers.

    charlie.farley
    Full Member

    I have a USE VYBE suspension seat post for my commuter which makes potholes comfortable and an all round serene experience

    The description in the link below makes it sound robust enough for mountain biking too

    For me the design is slim, works well and is affordable when compression to the Cane Creek thudbuster

    https://www.exposure-use.com/Brands/Ultimate-USE/Products/Mountain/MTB-Seatposts/Vybe-Suspension-Seatpost-ULTVYBE

    zippykona
    Full Member

    Vybe here as well.

    Watty
    Full Member

    If only they made one in 26.8 ?

    fatface1
    Free Member

    I’ve got 2 XLC posts: 1 on my hardtail and 1 on my gravel bike. I’ve had 1 on the hardtail for 3 years now. I like them. They take the sting out of trails and rough ground in those times when you’re not out the saddle in the attack position, bombing downhill.

    They take a bit of fiddling around to set the preload correctly or get the right spring for your bodyweight.

    For £30ish, they are worth a try if you’re curious about them. When I upgrade my rigid bikes, I’ll upgrade the suspension posts to Redshift and PNW’s suspension dropper.

    tuboflard
    Full Member

    I’ve got a Cane Creek Thudbuster ST on my gravel bike and it’s great. Takes out a lot of the low level chatter and kind of feels like you’re running a bigger, softer rear tyre.

    jp-t853
    Full Member

    Another Vybe here. I genuinely love it and aching lower back pain after a ride is a thing of the past

    johnnystorm
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    Redshift one here, I like it and it’s not too bobby on smooth surfaces.

    5lab
    Full Member

    I had the suntour (fake thudbuster) one for years. Worked flawlessly and cheaper than the alternative ones

    johnjn2000
    Full Member

    Thanks everyone, I will pass on the info. And just reading back, what a significant amount of typos in my original post FFS!

    grahamt1980
    Full Member

    Anyone tried the pnw dropper with suspension

    COAST SUSPENSION DROPPER POST

    zippykona
    Full Member

    @ grahamt180  yes I’ve got one and it works a treat.
    Totally unremarkable but in a good way.

    Tom83
    Full Member

    grahamt1980

    Full Member

    Anyone tried the pnw dropper with suspension

    COAST SUSPENSION DROPPER POST

    I came here to recommend this post. I’ve got one on both hardtails. Takes a few rides to settle in, but it really makes a difference. It’s not full suss levels of comfort, but it means you can sit and peddle on bits you’d normally stand up for.

    Kramer
    Free Member

    The only person I know who has one on his mountain bike destroyed his brand new rear rim when he was sat on it going down a bridle path. Admittedly he did have lightweight tyres on as well.

    There’s a reason that they’re not OEM on mountain bikes whereas dropper posts are IMV.

    lovewookie
    Full Member

    If only they made one in 26.8 ?

    I think I’ve got a 25.0 SUMO head older version sat doing nothing. not sure what the spring rate it in it though. pretty much new. Shim it up to 26.8 easily using one of USE’s shims. PM if you’re interested and I’ll get more info.

    bootsy
    Full Member

    I have one of these and it knocks the PNW Coast I previously had out of the park: KS Rage-iS Dropper Suspension Seatpost

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