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Suspension Seat Posts
I'm thinking about getting one. I just took out my new Trek 2001 4500 and my butt is killing me (bruising, not chaffing). I'm not sure if it is the seat or if a post would help.

I'm looking for recommendations of suspension posts, particularly the nash suspension post.

Thanks
Mark F
Posted by Mark F a 32 year old Weekend Warrior riding a 01 Trek 4500 from NYC, NY on 07/13/01

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  • Re: Suspension Seat Posts
    Mark,

    Although not well accepted with the roadies, I have a suspension post on my road bike. The USE post I use is only 100 gm.s heavier than a light-weight post. I think a suspension post would be perfect for a hardtail. Still, it only takes out the "chatter", you still need to stand up for the big bumps. The main difference among posts is weight and cost. As with every other component, the lighter, the more expensive.
    Posted by Big Foot on 07/13/01

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      What about difference beween those with a coil vs those w/elastomer? I am not at the point where I really care about the weight. Right now I care more about comfort.

      Thanks
      Posted by Mark F a 32 year old riding a 01 Trek 4500 from NYC, NY on 07/13/01

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      • Re: Suspension Seat Posts
        The USE posts use both. It comes with a standard or stiff coil, and elastomers. If I were putting one on my mt. bike, I would consider the Cane Creek Thudbuster. It has 3" of travel, and looks beeter suited for off-road use. Good luck,
        Posted by Big Foot on 07/13/01

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    Mark,

    Look at the Moxey seatpost. I think it is better built than the Cane Creek model. My friend has one and likes it. He upgraded from a hydrapost.


    Good luck!
    Posted by Rich Wolf from Julian, CA on 07/13/01

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  • Re: Suspension Seat Posts
    I used to run a USE post on my specialized M2 hardtail. Talk about a stiff ride. It definitely soften the ride quite a bit. Once you install it you won't notice it until you take it off and compare to your old rigid post. But I'm giving up on aluminum hardtails and I'm sticking to steel. So if you want the post is on ebay right now. So is the frame.
    Posted by Me a Cross-Country on 07/16/01

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  • Re: Suspension Seat Posts
    mark...

    are you wearing togs or just plain ol' shorts?..how 'bout your saddle? sometimes a sore butt just needs a few more hours on the saddle or a BETTER saddle... if you have a friend riding a WTB saddle of any sort try swapping out with him for a day... they offer ya a great platform to put your butt on PLUSS they are comfy as hell...cheaper than a seatpost and they dont fail out in the middle of the woods(hopefully)
    Posted by Ridin' or Dyin' a 40 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Voodo wanga-lightspeed appalachian-clark kent f-14-schwing predator and a couple of little green bikes! from nipples on 07/23/01

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    I appreciate your idea of going on a mountain bike ride on a good place. Being a custom essay writer i don't find much time to go there and spend by riding bike. As i really like doing it.
    Posted by Patricktinker on 01/11/17

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