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  • zangolin
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    Thomson on all bikes – except my BMX

    4ndy B
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    Thomson Elite or Syntace P6 Aluminium

    elaine anne
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    my hardtail was 31.6 but my full suss seatpost is 27.2 and im now using a brand new 'Ragley' seatpost…
    theres alot of seatposts out there …have a gud look around !

    MoseyMTB
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    apparently the Thomson is a really harsh ride at that diameter on a steel frame. Well that's what i just read anyway by the frame i wants designer.

    MoseyMTB
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    Ive got a Ritchey V2 WCS at the moment but its a different post size so need a new one.

    I just found a Ritchey pro carbon on ebay and wondered if it would soften the ride.

    A 31.6mm alloy post is going to be pretty harsh full stop. Carbon less so…

    bjj.andy.w
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    Thompson for me.If it's to harsh a ride eat some more burgers.Jobs a good 'un 😆

    MoseyMTB
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    right well i best try and find a carbon seatpost for less than £50 ha i guess im dreaming right?

    Premier Icon MrGreedy
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    I have a Thomson on everything except the unicycle 😉

    Alu hardtail has a 30.9 if I remember rightly, can't say I found it that harsh, but then it probably depends on saddle, rear wheel setup, tyre choice etc. etc. Can't see why a steel frame would be any harsher?

    Premier Icon mboy
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    Use Thomson excluively cos I can't bend or break them. They're harsh and unforgiving yes, especially so if bigger than 27.2, but i'd rather that than a broken post!

    Guessing if it's a steel hardtail that needs a 31.6 it's either a Cotic BFe or an Evil Sovereign. In which case, either of them is designed for throwing off stuff, not all day comfort, so just get a Thomson!

    And a saddle with some flex in the rails if needs be…

    Premier Icon Teetosugars
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    Thomson on the 3 MTBs.
    DeRosa Carbon on the ( Summer) Road Bike
    USE Sumo on the Winter Road Bike, and the CX..

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    get a thinner post and a shim ?

    most boring thread ever

    MoseyMTB
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    Cheers Paul for the most boring post ever!

    MoseyMTB
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    Im in the process of getting a new seatpost, it will be going on a steel HT and have a 31.6 diameter.

    I read somwhere that the width makes some posts too harsh in a steel frame.

    What do you who have a 31.6 seatpost use?

    Should i look at carbon?

    saleem
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    I'm selling a 31.6 pro carbon post if you want one.

    MoseyMTB
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    Saleem how much? Condition?

    saleem
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    £35 very good nic, send me an email and I'll send you some pics

    MoseyMTB
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    Saleem you got mail mate

    stumpy_m4
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    Use control tech on most my bikes , nicely machined and a bit cheaper than thomson 😀
    I have a 31.6 control tech team issue going spare if interested ?
    350 mm long
    email in profile if interested ?
    cheers

    neninja
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    Thomson on mtb
    Spec S-works on road bike

    mamadirt
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    I've used a Raceface Diabolus previously (hideously expensive but looks good despite the fact that all but 3" of it is hidden inside my frame 🙄 ) but currently using a cheapo 30mm off ebay with a milk carton shim. 31.6 sounds massive for a steel frame – what frame is it?

    Premier Icon househusband
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    Thomson; the anodising is way better than everyone else's – have a ControlTech one that wore in no time at all. If you shop around Thomson are only a few quid more.

    Turnerfan1
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    Been using a Thompson on my trail FS and a Easton carbon on my XC bike.The current XC bike is a FS so the post is 30.9.When i was running my De-kerf hardtail it was 27.2.Would still use a Easton carbon on any hardtail (unless i was dropping the post a lot!).May be a USE titanium with a shim would provide more comfort?
    Thanx Max

    Reluctant
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    Race Face carbon on mine, softer feel than the RF aluminium one it replaced.
    If you want cushty, like someone up there ^^ said, shim it and use a smaller diametre post. Back in the day, the 25mm USE post flexed like crazy, but was very forgiving – especially with a Flite on top!

    GeeWavetree
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    Joplin for fun days, thomson for when i don't need to drop the seat as much

    SpokesCycles
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    I've used a 31.6mm Thomson on a steel frame and it was fine- but it was a 16" frame with a lot of post showing. Now run Race Face Deus on all bikes shimmed to 27.2mm and it's not noticeably more comfy.

    timdrayton
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    this would be nice titanium and cheap £40ish

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Only-Ti-UltraLight-Titanium-Seatpost-31-6-178g-All-Sz-/270583375215?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Cycling_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3f0006a56f

    minbe arrived a week ago, I'm chuffed!

    postage took an age (6 weeks) "its the volcanic ash plume cloud mr timdrayton sir, thankyou friend"

    but its a nice post, looks very well made, and is very light too

    ginsterdrz
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    right well i best try and find a carbon seatpost for less than £50 ha i guess im dreaming right?

    eXotic Carbon Matrix II Seatpost 31.6 x 300 CrMo Bolts £36.49+£3.49p+p

    _tom_
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    Thomson's the only one I haven't bent so far. Combination of being heavy, narrrow post + using a small frame means they tend to bend rather easily.

    Kato
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    Thomson

    although one of my bikes still has an old Raceface XY which is excellent

    saleem
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    Where is selling the exotic posts please

    Fletcher
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    Thomson seatpost on two of my XC MTB's

    ashfanman
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    Here you go Saleem: Carbon Cycles

    saleem
    Member

    Thanks, might get one if I can't find a second hand easton ec-70/90

    ginsterdrz
    Member

    eXotic are also on eBay. Good reputation……make stuff for other companies to market.

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