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Cane Creek ST Thudbuster Seatpost

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"ST" stands for "short-travel" - 1.3" of travel is ideal for cross-country racers, road, or comfort riding where you just need to take the edge off bumps without the complexity of a true suspension solution. A patented 4-pivot force aligned parallel linkage keeps the pedal to saddle distance nearly constant through its travel.

An aluminum mast and links, rebuildable stainless pivots, and bronze-impregnated PTFE coated steel bushings keep the weight down to 460 grams - barely more than a traditional rigid post.


Weight: 454-474 grams, depending on size
Feature:

1.3" of travel

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Cane Creek ST Thudbuster Seatpost
 
4.5

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (4)
  • Attractive (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    After much...

    After much deliberation, I bought this post. Having never owned a suspension seat post before, I was dubious about how much it might help. And, the price tag was more than a...Read complete review

    After much deliberation, I bought this post. Having never owned a suspension seat post before, I was dubious about how much it might help. And, the price tag was more than a bit intimidating. So far, I am ecstatic. I do a lot of riding on gravel and uneven pavement, and I'm used to hopping out of the saddle for minor bumps. Small holes, concrete seams, manhole covers, pavement to sidewalk transitions - this post absorbs them all.With this post, I can stay in the saddle almost entirely. It completely easts up the little bumps that you take for granted. Being on the heavy side, I did have to swap out the elastomer, but the process was easy. It was nice that they ship the unit with multiple inserts, allowing you to match your riding weight - or to pre-load the seat for harder riding.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    suspension for hardtail

    bought this for my hardtail 29er to give a little relief on the lower back, it does a great job absorbing the bumps but it can get a little bouncy. It feels like your...Read complete review

    bought this for my hardtail 29er to give a little relief on the lower back, it does a great job absorbing the bumps but it can get a little bouncy. It feels like your bouncing all over the place.

    Reviewed by 14 customers

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    3.0

    suspension for hardtail

    By rdslim78

    from Flowery Branch, GA

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy On The Back
    • Great Mounting System
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Bouncy
    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking

    Comments about Cane Creek ST Thudbuster Seatpost:

    bought this for my hardtail 29er to give a little relief on the lower back, it does a great job absorbing the bumps but it can get a little bouncy. It feels like your bouncing all over the place.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Great! Deferred FS bike buy :)

    By Jon the rabbit

    from Louisville, KY

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Strong Construction
    • Takes Edge Off Small Bump

    Cons

    • Heavy
    • Rattles When Unweighted

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking

    Comments about Cane Creek ST Thudbuster Seatpost:

    Using this post on my Lynskey Ti hard tail 29er and it does a great job soaking up small bumps and trail chatter that was really starting to annoy me :) I was gearing up to buy a FS bike, but thought I would give this a try... compared to the cost of a new bike, I figured I had very little to lose. Well, it does everything I need! I have more freedom now to do more seated riding and climbing, and when on the really rough stuff where I might get whacked by the saddle, the Thudbuster softens the blow. Yes, it's heavy, but worth it for normal rides. In a race, I would go without it to shave weight. If the rider has the right expectations (i.e., that this post soaks up the small stuff, is not damped, and does nothing for big hits) and needs, this post is sure to be a winner. My only gripe is that it makes some rattling noise when I'm unseated riding through rough terrain. The rattling comes from the pivots which do have a little bit of play.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Works right if they send it all...

    By XXXXXX

    from Tucson, AZ

    About Me Competitive Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Great Mounting System
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about Cane Creek ST Thudbuster Seatpost:

      I bought a new hardtail and seeing that I've used this before, I knew I'd get anoter one. It really takes the bite out of the bumps, letting you stay in your seat more of the time on a bumpy trail.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Bun armour

      By Peter Parker

      from Tasmania

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Upgrade

        Comments about Cane Creek ST Thudbuster Seatpost:

        Opens up a few roads that I have tried and avoided due to excessive transmission of force.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Love This Thing!

        By Bigheirtz

        from Durango, CO

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • No Maintenance
        • Simple Design
        • Works

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Touring

        Comments about Cane Creek ST Thudbuster Seatpost:

        Really nice addition to my rigid, backcountry touring ride. It's super easy to set up and once it's on, you just kind of forget about it until you hit some rough trail, and then you're loving it! The only reason I gave it four stars is it is a little heavy and slightly expensive in my opinion, but very minor and nit picky things and I would reccomend it to anybody needing a little extra cushion.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        A well designed beefy shock post

        By pablo

        from san diego

        Comments about Cane Creek ST Thudbuster Seatpost:

        This is a great seat post. It is very sturdy with great shock absorbing rubber ! If you have a hard tail and have to dodge pot holes, curbs or if you ride trail and find the bumps get to you this is a great solution.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Takes the Edge Off

        By Smada77

        from Atlanta, GA

        Comments about Cane Creek ST Thudbuster Seatpost:

        This is a great addition to my rigid 29er steel bike. Takes just enough of an edge off where I can stay in the saddle more without adding a lot of weight or altering the handling of the bike.

        I don't think I can go back to a regular seatpost after having this one!

        I weigh 150 lbs and use the stock elastomer. It comes with one firmer and one softer. I haven't tried those yet.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        After much...

        By Thad

        from Muncie, In United States

        Comments about Cane Creek ST Thudbuster Seatpost:

        After much deliberation, I bought this post. Having never owned a suspension seat post before, I was dubious about how much it might help. And, the price tag was more than a bit intimidating. So far, I am ecstatic. I do a lot of riding on gravel and uneven pavement, and I'm used to hopping out of the saddle for minor bumps. Small holes, concrete seams, manhole covers, pavement to sidewalk transitions - this post absorbs them all.With this post, I can stay in the saddle almost entirely. It completely easts up the little bumps that you take for granted. Being on the heavy side, I did have to swap out the elastomer, but the process was easy. It was nice that they ship the unit with multiple inserts, allowing you to match your riding weight - or to pre-load the seat for harder riding.

         
        5.0

        I have been riding...

        By Christopher

        from Moreno Valley, Ca United States

        Comments about Cane Creek ST Thudbuster Seatpost:

        I have been riding for 21 years and I am a senior citizen. My arthritic spine turned mythoughts to a suspension seat post. I ride 3 days a week a total of 110 to 150 miles.

         
        5.0

        It takes the edge...

        By Gary

        from Condell Park, Australia

        Comments about Cane Creek ST Thudbuster Seatpost:

        It takes the edge off a ridged frame ride which is fantastic. I would recommend this to anyone on a ridged frame.

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