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Thomson Elite Seatpost
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Thomson Elite Seatpost

Thomson Elite Seatpost

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Extremely strong and lightweight. Available in size 27.2 x 250mm either straight or with a 10 degree setback (188g). Also available in 30.9mm and 31.6mm with a 367mm length and a 7 degree setback.

Weight: 188 grams

Weight: 188 grams

Seatpost Type: Rigid 

Setback: 

Setback: 16 

27.2 x 250mm Straight Black

Seatpost Clamp: 27.2 mm

27.2 x 250mm Straight Silver

Seatpost Clamp: 27.2 mm

27.2 x 250mm Setback Black

Seatpost Clamp: 27.2 mm

27.2 x 250mm Setback Silver

Seatpost Clamp: 27.2 mm

27.2 x 330mm Straight Black

Seatpost Clamp: 27.2 mm

27.2 x 330mm Setback Black

Seatpost Clamp: 27.2 mm

27.2 x 330mm Setback Silver

Seatpost Clamp: 27.2 mm

27.2 x 330mm Straight Silver

Seatpost Clamp: 27.2 mm

27.2 x 410mm Setback Black

Seatpost Clamp: 27.2 mm

27.2 x 410mm Straight Black

Seatpost Clamp: 27.2 mm

30.9 x 367mm Setback Black

Seatpost Clamp: 30.9 mm

31.6 x 367mm Straight Black

Seatpost Clamp: 31.6 mm

31.6 x 367mm Setback Black

Seatpost Clamp: 31.6 mm

31.6 x 410mm Straight Black

Seatpost Clamp: 31.6 mm

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Reviewed 8/6/2018
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
SeattleSnohomish
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Love this seatpost

I have this same seat post on another bike I own and love its adjust-ability. I ordered one for my current bike to replace the Oval seat post that came with my new bike. Not only is the seat level easier to adjust but it is lighter seat post. Great bang for you buck!!

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Reviewed 4/20/2018
by SilVal biker
Cycling Enthusiast
Mountain View, CA
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0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Great seatpost, won't fit Di2 battery

I am using a 27.2mm on my Specialized and love it. I ordered the 25.4mm for my C'Dale. The BT-DN110 Di2 battery won't fit inside the post.

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Reviewed 2/25/2017
by Anonymous
Competitive Racer
USA &40many&41
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
15 years and no issues

Have had one for 15 years. Got the original set back. Upgraded another bike to the masterpiece version.

No issues. No loosening. Just about the most solid part of the whole bike. Per dollar, superb value.

Recommended uberhighly.

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Reviewed 8/28/2017
by Anonymous
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Light and strong

Great post. Lightweight but sturdy enough for cyclocross remounts.

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Reviewed 5/7/2015
by northern cal biker
Competitive Racer
Placerville, CA
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3 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
Simply the best seat post for the money.

I use the Thomson Elite seat post on my mountain bike and cross bikes. It works well and is easy to adjust for saddle positions. Nothing fancy about it, but the design is flawless and it competes in weight with many carbon posts.

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Reviewed 8/29/2013
by Anonymous
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Functions flawlessly, one of the best posts ever.

This is among the best seatposts on the market. Hasn't changed in 10 years or so, still strong, still light, and comparable in weight/stiffness to most high-end carbon posts out there-but cheaper and more durable.

The lack of setback will mess with your position a little bit if you're used to a post with a setback (i.e. most road posts), and the clamp is a little different from most styles of clamp, but I actually prefer it-the two-bolt design makes it really easy to adjust your saddle fore-aft without losing your level.

This is the 3rd of of these that I've purchased (including one in 2002), and they're all in great shape, the other two posts I've used in that time have had all sorts of weird issues. Thompson Elite FTW, again.

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Reviewed 8/26/2013
by ihatebighairtina
Cycling Enthusiast
Portland, OR
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Light and Stiff

For those of you carbon fanboys who think you need a carbon seatpost, think again. This is light, stiff, strong and one of the easiest posts to adjust on the planet. It's really okay to use alloy parts, I promise.

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Reviewed 4/15/2013
by Chuck
Cycling Enthusiast
Lexington, KY
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3 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
Buy it.

It's light, strong, and beautiful. Very well made product. I use it on all of my bikes, road and mountain.

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Reviewed 10/1/2012
by Paul
Competitive Racer
DC
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2 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Lightweight and reliable

I use Thomson posts on my road and 'cross bikes because they're as lightweight as you can get without risking durability, and they keep your saddle in place without slippage. The Masterpiece version is even lighter, but for the money, the Elite is hard to beat...Setup was not easy the first time I used a Thomson post, but gets easier once you learn how to adjust them.

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Reviewed 9/13/2012
by Chuck S.
Cycling Enthusiast
Lexington, KY
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0 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
The Thomson Elite Seatpost is an excellent product.

I use this post on my mountain bike and my road bike. I love the heavy duty performance that it gives in both applications, while being so light and beautiful. There is nothing unpleasant to say about this seatpost. Five stars says it all. Buy it!

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Reviewed 8/24/2012
by kbc1
Cycling Enthusiast
Vermont
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1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Great Seatpost

I bought the Elite because I needed a zero-setback seatpost. Great American-made seatpost - quality build and not too heavy. I had a problem at first with it squeaking, or actually clicking, against the seat tube, but I applied a little grease and the noise vanished. Highly recommended, and a good price as well.

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Reviewed 7/30/2012
by jesse6000
Competitive Racer
Atlanta, GA
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Still the best.

Excellent product, though a bit pricey.

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Reviewed 3/6/2012
by UMCA L 95
Cycling Enthusiast
Mabyland
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0 of 11 customers found this review helpful.
Thompson makes many sizes but not in all size are choice of set back or color available

I use the Elite setback on the rear position on my tandems 27.2 fits

the Cannondales , but the old Santana is 26.8 and silver setback

just looks better than black on it, black setback 26.8 is what I

need to find for my I F ti crown jewel Thompson model SP E 105 SB

this size not on list of size currently available from Bike Tires Direct

If Thompson makes the size and color I want , Is Bike Tires Direct willing

to make the effort to sell me the size that I need ? 26.8 fits my bikes

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Reviewed 4/30/2009
by Mark
Competitive Racer
Portland, Or, USA
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22 of 24 customers found this review helpful.
This is one of my favorite things

It's pretty, it's light, it's tough and it's a great value. This is one of the few products with which you can truly have it all. The clamp holds your saddle rails incomparably securely without any need for torquing the bolts heavily. Additionally, small saddle adjustments are extraordinarily simple with this post. For whatever bike you're building for whatever purpose, a Thomson seatpost is the no-brainer choice. I have 5 bikes that use a seatpost, no brain and 5 Thomsons.

If the Elite isn't light enough for you, don't think carbon... think Masterpiece. It's the same post, except Thomson's machinists have obsessively CNC'd off every bit of superfluous material to make it even lighter.

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Reviewed 3/9/2009
by WebGeek
Cycling Enthusiast
Mountain View CA
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13 of 14 customers found this review helpful.
Well made, solid, as easy as it gets. Awesome!

The Thomson seatposts are beautifully crafted and incredibly easy to adjust. The surface is very slightly roughened so it's easy to adjust but still rock solid.

The two-bolt configuration makes it cake to get your position exactly right and there's really precise markings on everything so you can read measurements right off of it to set up your next bike.

The weight is great too--you'd have to go to carbon at double the price to get much lighter than this. I'd use this post on any bike.

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Reviewed 9/4/2012
by chris (BikeTiresDirect.com Staff)
Vancouver, WA
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The Best

pThey're not carbon fiber, and they don't have a complex single-bolt adjustment, but the Thomson Elite seatpost is the go-to seatpost when you just want something that works.p

pI've used multiple Elites for many years and never been disappointed. Moreoever, I've sold Thomson Elite seatposts for a whole lot of years and have really only ever seen one warranty claim-and even that resulted from someone driving the bike into the side of a house while it was on the roof of his car. They're quite strong.p

pMy own unscientific testing involved clamping one of those half-bikes for pulling kids to a Thomson Elite, then attaching a trailer pulling two more kids to the half bike and doing a 20-mile ride that included some small but steep climbs and descents. Never, ever do this, by the way.p

pI towed this Train From Hell multiple times, usually with the 'cross bike, but always with a Thomson Elite. I would never have even tried it with another seatpost.p

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Reviewed 10/19/2017
by Bikingken
Cycling Enthusiast
Lewisville, TX
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Quality seat post

Used on gravel grinder, must have for saddles with oval rails, very adjustable. Top quality.

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Reviewed 6/18/2015
by Anonymous
Casual Cyclist
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0 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Quality seatpost

It does what it is supposed to do and does it well. It looks good as well.

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Reviewed 3/2/2015
by Anonymous
Casual Cyclist
Indiana
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Lightweight and attractive

Purchased the Thomson Elite Seatpost on a whim. I read the reviews and looked at various seatposts. Just to clarify, I am a recreational rider 100 or more miles per week. Actually was excited to get it. When it arrived, compared it with my stock seatpost and of course, no comparison. The weight difference was noticeable and the look is so classy. Goes great with my Brooks saddle.

I think I may be a bike freak or geek.

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Reviewed 5/2/2014
by Wild Bill 6949
Cycling Enthusiast
Davis, CA
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Nice seat post

Though expensive, this is the go-to seat post when carbon isn't appropriate. I like the saddle adjustment, too.

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