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Thomson Elite Dropper Seatpost

Thomson components are known for their impeccable quality, attention to detail, and overall strength. No stranger to the all-mountain trail bike, it was only logical that Thomson would branch into the dropper seatpost market. The one piece forged inner post is strong and reliable as there aren’t any joints to loosen or fail. Their cartridge based system is designed to have the longest service life in the industry. Actuation is by cam so rider gets smooth, variable speed and height without resorting to a complicated, damage prone hydraulic actuator. The best part is while your buddies are bleeding their posts, you’ll be on the trails. There is no bleeding required for the Elite dropper seatpost. So, you can finally put your Thomson seatpost back on your trail bike now.

Thomson Elite Dropper Seatpost Features

  • 5 inches/ 125mm of infinite travel
  • 5mm of setback
  • The smallest most ergonomic remote lever available. Short throw for quick height changes
  • Return speed is damped in the last 15mm of upward travel
  • 592 grams including remote lever, housing, and cable
  • Remote is NOT left/ right specified
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Thomson Elite Dropper Seatpost
 
4.3

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (9)
  • Easy to install (8)
  • Durable (7)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (9)

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    5.0

    Smooth as butter

    By Goose

    from Calgary, AB

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Durable
    • Easy To Install
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking
      • Racing

      Comments about Thomson Elite Dropper Seatpost:

      I have had 3 KS and 2 Reverbs fail on me. Was ready to give up on the dropper idea but gave this one a go. A full season of riding and racing in the BC and Alberta Rockies and zero problems. This is a great product.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Nice

      By RM

      from Abbotsford, BC

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Easy To Install

      Cons

      • Pricey

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about Thomson Elite Dropper Seatpost:

      After spending 6 somewhat frustrating years with a 3" travel Joplin I am delighted to move to Thompson Elite post. Install was easy and the post has been flawless in it's operation. Service from Kami at Jenson was friendly and excellent. Two thumbs up!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Top Notch Dropper For 27.2mm Frames

      By G. Leaves

      from Prince George

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Riding
        • Mountain Biking
        • Racing
        • Upgrade

        Comments about Thomson Elite Dropper Seatpost:

        I have gone thru a few expensive posts finding one that works....As soon as I heard of Thomson's post I ordered it...You have to make sure of the length of post first...it's longer then most fully extended....This one for me fits perfect and works like a dream.Riden this post a few weeks and I just love it, very smooth...Bring On The Desents!!!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Thomson gets it right

        By VonFalkenhausen

        from Down East

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Beautiful Construction
        • Beautifuly Made
        • Durable
        • Easy To Install
        • Premium Quality

        Cons

        • Cable routing
        • Lever Could Be Better
        • Not Light
        • Premium Price

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking

        Comments about Thomson Elite Dropper Seatpost:

        Very nice post, typical Thomson quality. I tried a KS Lev and a Gravity Dropper before Thomson finally got their 27.2mm dropper on the market. The KS was unreliable and performed poorly in comparison to the Thomson, and while it works and is reliable, the Gravity Dropper is crude and ugly. The only obvious drawback compared to the KS and GD is the cable routing, although I understand that it is simpler and more reliable to route it to the top. This is one of the things that failed in the KS, it requires a somewhat gimmicky and fragile mechanism to get the cable to the base of the post. The Thomson returns at the perfect speed and is smooooth and precise. The seat clamp is normal Thomson excellent. If I dig for things to criticize, the release lever could stand for some improvement, it could be less small and squared off and more ergonomic. And the cable guide makes a zippping noise as the cable housing slides through it, it is subtle but it takes away from the otherwise sweet impression of perfect smoothness.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Expensive, unreliable and feature light.

        By Don

        from NH

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design

        Cons

        • Difficult To Install
        • Limited Features
        • Poor Service

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking

        Comments about Thomson Elite Dropper Seatpost:

        After 10 months of use I have found this post to be no more reliable than others. It required warranty service after 4 months, now after another 6 months of use it requires warranty service again but Thomson has refused to issue an RMA for warranty service, despite being well within the two year warranty.

        As for features, it comes with no noodle and the fastner for the handlebar clamp is of poor quality, I had to replace it with a fastener from HomeDepot. When installing, the cable must make a sharp bend at the seat post head. The design is difficult to set up and prone to cable slack, which can not be remidied because a tension adjuster is not provided either.

        After 10 months of use the seat twists about as much as other dropper posts. Another annoyance is the collar at the top of the black portion keeps loosening. I tighten it by hand weekly but it will be an interesting event if it ever unthreads completely. Worst of all, it does not work anymore and Thomson will not fix it.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        It has an excellent course.

        By Claudio

        from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Durable
        • Easy To Install
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking

          Comments about Thomson Elite Dropper Seatpost:

          The seatpost is fantastic, has a very good course and the saddle is no slack. Highly recommend to all.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good, but could be a little better

          By Fritz

          from Cary, NC

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy To Install
          • Looks Feels Quality

          Cons

          • Cable Lock Nut Issue
          • Expensive
          • Lever Effort
          • Supplied Cable Too Short

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking

          Comments about Thomson Elite Dropper Seatpost:

          I have used this seat post twice and I am hooked on dropper seat posts. I love the control it gives you and ease of use. The Thompson looks and feels durable and I have used their seat posts for years, but I had a few unexpected issues. The biggest issue was the cable lock nut kept letting the cable slip. I fixed this issue by getting a better screw and forcing it in deeper(see image). No issue after that so it appears to be improper machining from the factory. Also the Cable housing supplied is not only on the heavy side, but extremely short(see picture). I will definitely have to get a longer cable. I also wish the lever effort to drop the seat was a little lighter, more like effort I use on my XTR derailleur shifter lever. At this price, everything should be near perfect. I called their customer service number, but have yet to hear back from them. For now, I will keep it even with it's minor peccadillos.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Of course it's nice it's a Thomson

          By Mr. Heidy Ho

          from Chicago

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Durable
          • Easy To Install
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Cost Short Cable

          Best Uses

            Comments about Thomson Elite Dropper Seatpost:

            this thing is flawless like their other items. I have an elite x4 stem and had the standard post before this one. Perfection with out a doubt. But I can't believe they sent the thing out with such a short cable. Come on Thomson..... Still get it, you'll love it.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Thomson elite dropper

            By Yeticub

            from Tromso, Norway

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Durable
            • Easy To Install
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Biking

              Comments about Thomson Elite Dropper Seatpost:

              I can't seem to fault this dropper. I've had it a few weeks now, and it's perfect!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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