Thomson Elite Setback Seatpost $99.95
The Ferrari of Seatposts.
You get 16mm of setback thanks to its bent shaft. Your minimum effective height is 80mm since you can't drop your post lower than the bend in the shaft. A stupendously high-quality 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.
- 40% stronger than the toughest production seatposts available—you won’t break a Thomson
- Infinite saddle-tilt adjustments, minus 5 to plus 29 degrees
- Impact-absorbing clamps spread shock, reducing fatigue on rider and saddle rails
- Low-profile clamps do not interfere with saddle
Reviews & Community
cooler than the monolith from 2001
thomson. the best.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
What more can you say about the thomson elite and masterpiece series? its the best in the game. ill take it over a carbon post any day. installing a thomson seatpost and stem is the first thing you should with a new bike.
Great post for a set and forget part.
I wish it was a little cheaper or a little lighter but if you want no drama just buy this post and never think about it again. There is competition with comparable post that are a little lighter and a little cheaper but they don't say Thomson on the side.
Install and Forget
And that's pretty much all one needs to do to this post! Well, that's not completely true. You can install and forget all Thomson parts. Sure, you need to take care of your stuff, but fretting over whether your Thomson bits can handle the abuse is a complete waste of gray matter.
On the rare occasion that I buy a bike in a box, the first things that get dumped are the stem and post.
Made is the US of A, by guys that know what the F they're doing. These very same guys answer the phone should an issue ever arise, and will stand behind their product, no questions asked.
If the answer to your question is Thomson, should you have asked the question?
I am buying this for my Specialized Aliez...
I am buying this for my Specialized Aliez road bike. I have measured the current seatpost at 1 inch OD. What size should I order?
Not being sure how you measured to OD on your current seatpost I can't say forsure but a 1 inch diameter with be a 25.4mm post. This is sorta a rare size and not likely what you have on your Specialized. From what I can find most to all Specialized Allez frames used the 27.2mm size since 1993. Unless you used a dial caliper to measure the 1 inch OD buy the 27.2mm seatpost.
what size of seatpost should i order for...
what size of seatpost should i order for 2008 trek fuel ex
Usually the size is stamped on the post somewhere near the minimum insertion line, if you have the old one around. Otherwise a dial caliper would be helpful in confirming the size.
But I'm pretty sure you're looking for a 31.6mm diameter post. Like 89% sure.
Length wise, you'll need to assess the way you frame fits or you could buy long and cut if needed. Good luck.