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Thomson
Masterpiece Setback Seatpost

5 out of 5 stars
1 Review
Current price: $127.46 Original price: $169.95
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Masterpiece Setback Seatpost

All of the virtues of the Elite, but every surface gets even greater machining to shave away additional grams. 158g with all of the outstanding strength and security of aluminum. Comes with a velvety bag suitable for a slender bottle of booze. Comes in 27.2, 30.9 or 31.6mm diameters in various lengths. 16mm of setback.


  • Infinite tilt adjustment from minus 5 degrees to plus 29 degrees
  • Every component is 100% American made
  • Swivel nuts rest below clamps for a super-low profile
  • Impact-absorbing clamps, head, and assembly disperse vibration so you don’t destroy your seat rails


Details

  • Aluminum
  • -5 degrees to +29 degrees tilt
  • Made in USA
  • Impact-absorbing clamps, head, and assembly
  • Item #THP0003
Material
7000-series aluminum
Diameter
27.2 mm, 30.9 mm, 31.6 mm
Length
240 mm, 330 mm, 350 mm
Offset
16 mm
Claimed Weight
5.6oz (158g)
Recommended Use
mountain, road
Manufacturer Warranty
3 years

Overall Rating

5 based on 1 ratings

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5 out of 5 stars

July 16, 2024

Masterpiece Is A Masterpiece

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I've put it through the wringer

This has been my go-to seatpost for over a decade. Extremely light, lighter than just about every other aluminum and carbon post made, yet incredibly durable, and very easy to adjust. Thomson makes these posts right here in the USA, and machines the post from a single aluminum tube, no bonding or glueing the cradle support onto the post. The 16-degree setback is achieved by a bend in the post, not by setting back the cradle. Adjusting couldn’t be easier, the two bolts are very easy to access, and oversize carbon rails are no problem, as the cradle clamps above and below the rails. The cradle is also very long at 40 mm, so the rails are fully supported over a very wide clamping area. Micro adjustments to the seat angle are easy to make, slightly loosen one bolt and tighten the other to micro-adjust saddle pitch, snug both to 5nm when you get it perfect. Simply the best seatpost you can buy, and Thomson even offers Ti cradle bolt hardware as an option if you want to save a few more grams.

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