Thomson Masterpiece Bicycle Seat Post
|Price:||$79.66 - $196.97|
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- Claimed Weight: 158 g
- Diameter: 27.2 mm, 30.9 mm, 31.6 mm
- Offset: 16 mm
- Length: 240 mm, 330 mm, 350 mm
- Material: 7000-series aluminum
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Top Customer Reviews
Typically I'm not a weight-weenie, but there's no sense in having additional weight so high above the bicycle's center of gravity--you feel it in the climbs, cornering,... everywhere. The Thomson seatpost (married to a a good saddle) means I feel no weight or swing up top, and therefore more focus on the response of my bike on the road (at the wheels/fork and pedals/crank). The saddle's light weight also seems to mean a more comfortable ride for me; perhaps because there is less mass to develop harmonic vibrations or channel vibrations up through my sits-bones? I don't know for sure, but it is much more comfortable for me than my old heavy stock seatpost, especially over medium and longer distance (40+ miles). For the record, I'm 5'9" and about 160#; i ride about 5k-7k miles a year, hauling kids, light touring, and lots of club and recreation rides. I don't race, unless i'm late for work.
And here's the odd kicker--even with my old chunky Brooks Pro saddle on my Thomson seatpost the bike felt more responsive and more comfortable. The Brooks didn't work for me (after 4k miles; YMMV), and now I use a Selle Italia with even better results. It's like riding on air, it's so light and quick.Read more ›
The rail clamps holds your saddle in its position and angle securely using the 2 bolt design and there are markings for you to gauge the angle of your saddle when adjusting. Not going to test the strength deliberately, so no comments on that.
I have the silver one. The finishing is beautiful, it's light and does what a seat post should do very well.
5 stars. :)
- It has no scale for the sitting height, as my previous seat post from Specialized had. This would be a very easy thing to add and helps me to switch between my favorite sitting positions (I have three, depending on terrain).
- You need two work with two screws to manage angle and position of the seat, here the Specialized had only one screw and was much easier to handle. Also the Specialized I could adjust without removing my saddle bag, for the Thomson I have to remove it (and I don't have a bag with quick release).
So, I'll stick with the Thomson for its weight, but I'd prefer the Specialized for usability.
I like a little more room in the cockpit. This seatpost also sets a little more weight over the rear wheel for better traction on sketchy uphills. As a matter of fact, it is my personal opinion, I believe it improves the way my bikes handles.Thomson makes the best stuff...hands down.
This seatpost is engineered to be the benchmark that all other seatposts strive to be.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Perfect....I have a handful of spendy mountain bikes and ride every day (and have done so for decades) and this is the post on all of them. I'd never use another post.Published 3 months ago by mucker
Great seat post! Super light and strong. Highly recommend Thompson seat posts. This is my 2nd one. Read morePublished 12 months ago by D. Roth
The seat post arrived within 4 days, which was much faster than expected. This is a beautiful seat post! It is very lightweight yet built like a tank. Read morePublished 14 months ago by James Caldwell
Great seatpost! I've ridden on this for 2 complete seasons. It is incredibly light, incredibly strong, and the price was reasonable when compared with some of the questionable... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Alexandre L M Boffi
I got the masterpiece because it was only about $20 more than the regular one (great price on Amazon!). So far, no problems and it was easy to deal with. I will say that the 27. Read morePublished on October 29, 2013 by P. D. Lewis
Two bolt design is easy to adjust and secure. Awesome product that is both lightweight and strong. You can count on Thomson for quality.Published on October 15, 2013 by James V.