- Aug 14, 2006
What makes Thomson stems and seatpost so good?
Do you really want a seatpost with ZERO SETBACK?!?Nas_kaj said:
Thomson make posts with and without setback, whatever you want.alfeng said:Do you really want a seatpost with ZERO SETBACK?!?
I think that THOMSON is currently the most commonly available after-market seatpost that has ZERO SETBACK ...
Unless you are thinking of buying the THOMSON seatpost for your MTB, you probably want a seatpost with some setback ... most seatposts have about the same amount of setback ... some like the current Easton seatposts have more ...
Let your budget & aesthetics be your guide ... and, be sure that if you buy a new seatpost that you get a seatpost with the SAME diameter as your current seatpost!
Yup, you're right. Specialized stems and seatposts are what you'd get if Thompson had kept a closer eye on the cost-o-meter insted of just trying to make the best product he could.Nas_kaj said:
Short answer is their quality. They are easy to install and set up, they don't slip, don't break and look good for a long time. Other stuff may work as well, but Thomson has the rep for quality and strength, and their loyal customers are willing to pay more as a result. There are plenty of cheaper seatposts on the market to choose.Nas_kaj said:
Thanks for the info -- I knew that they used to make a variation of their "normal" seatpost, but with a bend in the actual post to create setback, but I did not know that they still made/sold it.artemidorus said:Thomson make posts with and without setback, whatever you want.
lol, and a big +1 on your assessment But have to admit that buying a high-quality seatpost with fancy machining and finish is probably an exercise in overkill. My 1974 Raleigh has a plain soft al post with an old-school steel clamp holding the Brooks saddle. Tilt adjustment is kind of hit-or-miss, and the stuff probably weighs as much as a new frame, but even that lowly combo does serve to hold seat and frame together.artemidorus said:No, Thomson is much better than THAT!
If blinging up your bike makes you want to get on it more, then the investment pays for itself quickly.dhk2 said:But have to admit that buying a high-quality seatpost with fancy machining and finish is probably an exercise in overkill.