Replaced a Salsa seatpost with the Thomson. The Salsa was very nice, but the Thomson quality is amazing.
Itï¿½s lightweight and strong and it looks great on my 2009 Cannondale Bad Boy Disc. Great price also from Bike Tires Direct.
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.
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.
I bought a Nishiki Alien from my son and have been using it for a while with a seatpost that was a bit too short for me. This seatpost is nice a long and has made the bike a great fir for me. Very strong, and i love the black color.
i bought this seatpost to replace one on a new bike, which was difficult to adjust. Thomsons are always easy to dial in and stay exactly where you set them. Their weight is comparable to more expensive carbon posts at a substantially lower price point. When BTD runs special sales, Thomsons offer exceptional value.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.