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Description

Legendary for a reason.

A stupendously high-quality non-setback seatpost that sets the standard for saddle adjustability and overall precision. The post and cradle are machined from one piece of 7000-series aluminum. Uses a 2-bolt design that allows you to nose your saddle up or down through adjustments to the bolts. 41mm seat rail grip. At 180g it rivals the lightness of carbon posts that cost twice as much.

Tech Specs

Diameter:
25 mm, 25.4 mm, 26.6 mm, 26.8 mm, 27 mm, 27.2 mm, 27.4 mm, 28.6 mm, 29.4 mm, 29.8 mm, 30 mm, 30.8 mm, 30.9 mm, 31.6 mm, 32.4 mm
Length:
250 mm, 287 mm, 330 mm, 367 mm, 410 mm
Material:
7000-series aluminum
Offset:
0 mm
Actual Weight:
Black, 27.2/330mm: 202g
Recommended Use:
MTB, road
Manufacturer Warranty:
3 years

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5 5

Only the Best for a Custom Build

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I was doing a custom build last summer , I decided to get Thompson Seat Post and Stem, great products. Made in America , light weight , sturdy and classic look. I'm glad I went with the best.

Only the Best for a Custom Build
5 5

Thomson 4 Life!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Every bike I've owned... since 2002 or so, have all been Thomson'd up! When something is great, you stick with 'em.

5 5

Can't beat it...

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've owned three or four of these over the years. This one seems to be built to same standards I've come to expect from Thomson. Fit perfectly, set up was a breeze and it looks great too.

5 5

so shiny and new

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

machined to perfection. light as hell

5 5

Super Nice Seatpost!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I'm loving mine so far! Everybody knows that Thomson gear is top of the line, and super high quality, so there's really no need to comment on that any further. I got mine on Backcountry, on sale for a really great price, too. The ease of installation and set-up went perfectly. The use so far has been flawless. I have no complaints whatsoever...

5 5

Agree: its the gold standard seatpost.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Had many of these on multiple mountain bikes. All did their job without every a hiccup. Will continue to put these on all my mountain bikes.

5 5

Thomson Elite Seat Post

I love this brand and this seatpost. It holds the saddle real nice and tight.
I tried many seatpost before, and broke many of them, but this one just won't, its durable and can go through anything.

in general this seatpost is very reliable and you won't be disappointed
don't hesitate to buy!!

5 5

Best pipe ever

I bought two of these, one for my mtb and one for my road bike. I read tons of other reviews and forum postings before I purchased, but seeing them in person really sells the quality. On my mtb, the Thomson replaced a Truvativ Stylo, not a bad post, but I wanted zero offset and wanted to try the Thomson. The Thomson, in the hand, is noticeably lighter. On my road bike, it replaced an oem post. The Thomson, like many other posts, is turned on lathe or some kind of similar machine. Unlike most other posts though, you can actually feel the tiny grooves, kind of like the edge of a fine file. Looking inside the open end of the tube, you can see the tapered walls where the front and rear sides are thicker and the left and right sides are thinner. This saves weight while retaining strength and stiffness. The clamp is longer where it holds the saddle rails and feels like a vise on the bike. The saddle flexes much less than on other posts. The adjustment screws are a much finer thread than what I'm used to, which I'm finding is not a bad thing. I can make very fine adjustments and the saddle angle doesn't change several more degrees when I torque the bolts down. I have found that often times you get what you pay for. This is definitely one of those products, except, I'm not sure why you would want to pay any more for a seatpost unless you want the Masterpiece model. I see carbon posts that cost several times as much as the Thomson Elite that are marginally lighter at best and not nearly as strong. I now see what the hype is all about and I will put these posts on every bike I own from now on.

5 5

Made in the USA

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Nothing better than a Thomson post and matching stem. Light enough and will last you a lifetime. Easy to adjust. Use a level on your seat when you install to make sure it's level. Have fun!

Made in the USA
5 5

Don't trust anything else

Won't break, infinitely adjustable, and available in straight and setback options. Oh, and it's lighter than the Easton EC70 post. And just 12 grams heavier than the EC90 post. It's incredibly stiff. Putting anything else on your bike is just delaying the inevitable.

5 5

I spend my limited funds on dumb things

I have no idea if I can actually tell the difference with any of my seatposts, but this one looks really sweet and is american made, which I really like. It seems light but solid.

Also, I was pleased to discover that the bag it comes in is pretty much perfect for a carrying an avalanche probe, which is kind of handy and makes stuffing it in my backpack a little easier. Obviously that has nothing to do with cycling, but thought I'd share it if anyone was wondering what to do with that little bag.

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I remove my seatpost from the bike after each use and store it in the bag.

4 5

Reliable, solid, but be careful

Here's the deal. I ride a Jet-9 which has a bit more of a offset on the seat-tube that others that i've ridden, combining this with the Fizik Gobi saddle and you'll run into a problem. You need to tilt it all the way forward, and the the stops for the barrel nuts but up against the base of the adjustment mount.

Where the thompson post has right around 20 degrees of adjustability, the saddle/seat-tube counteract that and you only get about 8 degrees of forward tilt and ultimately a saddle you wind up sliding off the back of becaue this combo is barely level at that point.

I had mine at its limits and ultimatley lost the rear adjustment screw, t was comfortable for a moment, but then my ride got cut short!
Oh well, still an awesome seatpost for the right frame/saddle setup. Just make sure you do the math.

5 5

Incredibly reliable.

This is the only post I use. I had a different brand bend on me once, so I just went back to this one. This is simply a mount and forget about it product. No slipping down into the seatpost, ever. Lightweight--you can get lighter, but not more durable for this weight.

I want to buy the Thomson Elite seatpost...

Posted on

I want to buy the Thomson Elite seatpost for my son for his Surly Steamroller - can anyone recommend which size he'll need? If it helps, he's 6'3"; ridges about 14 mi each day commuting in the city. Thanks!

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From what I can tell, the Steamroller uses a 27.2mm diameter seatpost. Lengthwise, it's usually pretty smart to opt for the longest version and cut the excess off, but at 6'3", he may not need to. What a great gift, can I put you in touch with my mom so you can coach her a bit?

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Thanks KC! I'll go for what you recommend. He's good about being specific - to a point - with gift suggestions :)

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