Over 40% stronger on ultimate strength test than the strongest production seatposts on the market. Over double the fatigue life of any other production models we tested. The tube and head of the Thomson seatpost are integral-machined from one single piece of high strength 7000 series aluminum. The head is not pressed or bonded in. This allows for superior strength and minimum weight, allowing higher strength at low weights. Lightweight - approximately 188 grams (250 length) for road bikes and 228 grams (330 length) for mountain bikes. Natural ellipse bore inside tube for optimum strength to weight ratio. We have a long 1.614 inch (41 mm) seat rail grip length. This helps prevent seat rail bending from impact loads. Most other brand seatposts have grip lengths of .500 inch or more shorter than our grip length. The Thomson seatpost design incorporates a bending fuse to prevent catostrophic failure. All other brand seatposts we tested - every one of them - failed in catastrophic failure with the seat and clamp components - and sometimes pieces of the tube and head - flying off in all directions. This type of failure would dump the rider. Thomson seatpost has a clamp, head, and upper tube strong enough to withstand 350 foot-lbs of torque. The tube will start to yield and bend at the seat tube clamp at about 250 foot-lbs of torque. Remember all other brand posts we tested flew apart at less than 150 foot-lbs of torque. Under severe impact the Thomson seatpost would bend slightly, the ride could continue.
Thomson Elite InLine Seatpost Features:
Every component of the Thomson seatpost is 100 percent American made. This includes all fasteners and forgings.
The Thomson seatpost has all parts captive and can easily be attached to a seat without disassembly.
Infinite tilt adjustment minus 5° and plus 29°.
Very low profile clamps - no seat interference - swivel nuts are down between the seat rails.
The designs and materials have passed extensive life and ultimate strength tests.
Every production lot of seatposts will have ultimate strength and fatigue tests performed. Our on going testing program insures that every production lot of seatposts meets Thomson standards.
Impact absorbing clamps - clamps, head, and assembly will spread and flex on impact to protect seat, rails, seatpost and rider.
Adjustments can be made to the tilt of the seat without moving the seat forwards or backwards.
Easy on seats - allows seat to survive heavy impact loads without bending rails.
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Rated 5 out of 5 Strong and lite...
This is the third elite inline I have brought as I have always been impressed with them in the past and have them on my fixed gear and hard tail mtb
Now I am using one for downhill and can't believe the strength this post has while looking classy yet understated.
So far this post is showing no sign of giving up even under my hefty weight (18 stone).
Maybe I am biased but I always buy Thomson as I believe you pay for quality that will last.
Most definitely a must buy !...
29 November 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonimusss Хороший подседел
Реальный вес (weight) 27.2, 330 - 235 гр.
06 November 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ajit Good looking seatpost
WAY better than the seatpost that came with the bike..quality engineering shows through on each aspect of this product - the finish, material used and the solid construction. It doesn't mark easily, unlike the OEM one prior to this.
And to top it off, it's a great looking seatpost (if there's such a thing) !
04 November 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brainman Referenz Sattelstütze
Sauber Verarbeitet, sieht gut aus, super Preis/Leistungsverhältnis
23 October 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Arkan Легкий, прочный!!
Классный подсидел, никаких нареканий по качеству и надежности. Дорого, да, но вес, прочность, имя. Мой вариант 330 на 27,2.
16 October 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by OneManBand Is the standard of quality
Это эталон качества! Аскетичный вид! Недостатков попросту нет!
18 September 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Great kit
I bought this to replace a Pro-lite carbon seatpost which was creaking like mad in my Planet X nanolight frame (which creaks everywhere, all the time). The seatpost is amazingly light and as others have said the finish is superb. I'm tempted to buy another one for my winter bike as it's so good. I was concerned that I'd feel mor eroad buzz but there's been no difference at all even on 60+ mile rides.
03 May 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous THE BEST
This is simply the best seatpost u can get. I use it on DH and withstands everything. Its USA made and its machined body gives it the strength, forged or simple welded tubes will never compare!!! The tube is actually oval shaped on the inside giving it the extra longitudinal and overall strength.
One word: BRILLIANT
10 December 2012