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Thomson Elite Dropper Seatpost

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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
 
4.6

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (17)
  • Easy to install (16)
  • Durable (12)
  • Lightweight (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking (17)
  • Upgrade (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (12), Casual/ recreational (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (18)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good, but could be a little better

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...Read complete review

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.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Expensive, unreliable and feature light.

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...Read complete review

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.

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4.0

Great post, worth the money.

By Nic

from Edmonton, Canada

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Install

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking

    Comments about Thomson Elite Dropper Seatpost:

    Was missing the cable guide when it arrived, but contacted Thomson and they sent one out ASAP. Great service.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    great quality, performance second to none.

    By resist

    from ontario, ca

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Durable
    • Easy To Install

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking

    Comments about Thomson Elite Dropper Seatpost:

    solid performer functionality is great

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Awesome Reliable Dropper

    By Trevor

    from Philadelphia, PA

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Durable
    • Easy To Install

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about Thomson Elite Dropper Seatpost:

      After having repeated issues with the Rockshox Reverb, I decided that it wasn't worth fixing anymore. Other droppers I looked at all appeared to have some type of flaw with its design, except for the Thomson. This was the only one that appeared to work flawless and keep on working through time. Definitely worth the money!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Best Investment..

      By cio

      from Nevada

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking

        Comments about Thomson Elite Dropper Seatpost:

        I owned KS Lev and Rockshoxks Rverb..and the Thompson is the best. KS and Rocksock Reverb like other online reviews. they have side to side play after few rides. I read a lot of reciews about Thomson dropper and I want to to try the Thomson droper myself. as far as the quality of the dropper...I can say it's rock solid Thomson Quality...Its smoooth...

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Best option

        By DMowmow

        from Bellingham, WA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Highest Travel Range

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking
          • Upgrade

          Comments about Thomson Elite Dropper Seatpost:

          Expensive

          The Thompson is the best option with the 125mm tavel I could find for the 27.2. It seems like I would like more range, to have the seat lower as well as the height.

          I would of preferred the cable to the post rather than sliding with the seat, but doesn't seem to get in the way of the under seat tool kit or light.

          Looks quality.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          thomson 27.2 dropper

          By highlander

          from fort bill Scotland

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking
            • Upgrade

            Comments about Thomson Elite Dropper Seatpost:

            Perfect seatpost does what it meant to do.looks awesome flawless performance.very simple action which works well.bit pricey but worth it.
            GET ONE

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Worth Every Penny

            By rolls

            from PA

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy To Install

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Biking

              Comments about Thomson Elite Dropper Seatpost:

              quick install and set up. Couldn't be happier with the performance.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Quality built.

              By Hard Tail Pilot

              from Midwest, USA

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Durable
              • Easy To Install
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Instructions R Lacking

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Biking
              • Upgrade

              Comments about Thomson Elite Dropper Seatpost:

              Cable came with a tensioner but was never addressed in the instructions(wasn't conpatable with remote).

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Perfect function

              By Ellsworth Fan

              from Lakewood, CA

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Easy To Install

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mountain Biking

                Comments about Thomson Elite Dropper Seatpost:

                I've only had the Elite out in the dirt a handful of rides. I couldn't be happier! It functions perfectly each and every time. It promotes a relaxed and confident attitude when facing a challenging section.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                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.

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                  • No

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