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The legendary design and construction of the proven Elite seatpost by Thomson, in a layback design for riders desiring a bit more setback. Post and cradle are constructed from one piece of 7000-series aluminum.

Please note: Thomson does not recommend the use of shims on their seatposts.
  • Second to none quality and construction. Jenson USA staff believe Thomson offers the best seatposts on the market
  • 100% made in the USA!
  • All setback posts feature 5/8" (16mm) of setback
  • about 265g (30.9mm size)
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Thomson Elite Setback Seatpost
 
4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (4)
  • Attractive (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      The best. Period.

      What is there to be said about a Thomson post that has not been already said? Quality is superb -- everything from the cotton bag the post is packed in to the knurled clamp ...Read complete review

      What is there to be said about a Thomson post that has not been already said? Quality is superb -- everything from the cotton bag the post is packed in to the knurled clamp screws, this post will last a lifetime.

      When I sell one of my bikes, I keep the post. They just keep on going.

      The setback post has a unique aesthetic that can take some getting used to. I think it looks awesome.

      I have a setback on my cross bike and a straight post on the commuter. Each has given me zero trouble.

      I read once that the true mark of a good seatpost is forgetting that it's there. Nothing can be more true of a Thomson.

      The clamp style makes saddle movement all but impossible when properly installed. Replacement parts are easy to find and assembly is intuitive.

      Yes, a Thomson post is an investment. But it's one that you'll keep for the life of your current bike and many bikes to come.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      This seatpost ran...

      This seatpost ran trouble-free for a while, but it has started creaking. Despite taking it apart and cleaning it, and greasing every possible surface I have not been able to get it to stop...Read complete review

      This seatpost ran trouble-free for a while, but it has started creaking. Despite taking it apart and cleaning it, and greasing every possible surface I have not been able to get it to stop for more than one ride at a time. That is way too much maintenance for a $90 seatpost. Maybe this is an isolated problem, but it is still a pain.

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      5.0

      Awesome!

      By Steve

      from Southington, CT

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Looks Great
      • Perfect Offset
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about Thomson Elite Setback Seatpost:

      Just an overall perfect upgrade to my Santa Cruz and Specialized 29r's. Expands the cockpit to that just-right fit.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      The best period!

      By boosting master of huge air

      from Madison,WI

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Great Mounting System
      • Lightweight
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking

        Comments about Thomson Elite Setback Seatpost:

        Very lightweight! Very stiff! Beautiful but hardy! Superb machinework!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Quality hassle-free Seatpost

        By Mike

        from Australia

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Angle adjustment
        • No slippage

        Cons

        • Expensive

        Best Uses

        • CX
        • MTB
        • Road
        • Touring

        Comments about Thomson Elite Setback Seatpost:

        Very good quality seatpost,

        Until you have a seatpost that slips or doesn't clamp the saddle well you don't know how good a thomson is.

        Never had any issues with mine.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The best. Period.

        By Nate

        from Cambridge, MA

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Durable
        • Light

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Cyclocross
          • Mountain
          • Road

          Comments about Thomson Elite Setback Seatpost:

          What is there to be said about a Thomson post that has not been already said? Quality is superb -- everything from the cotton bag the post is packed in to the knurled clamp screws, this post will last a lifetime.

          When I sell one of my bikes, I keep the post. They just keep on going.

          The setback post has a unique aesthetic that can take some getting used to. I think it looks awesome.

          I have a setback on my cross bike and a straight post on the commuter. Each has given me zero trouble.

          I read once that the true mark of a good seatpost is forgetting that it's there. Nothing can be more true of a Thomson.

          The clamp style makes saddle movement all but impossible when properly installed. Replacement parts are easy to find and assembly is intuitive.

          Yes, a Thomson post is an investment. But it's one that you'll keep for the life of your current bike and many bikes to come.

           
          5.0

          Great product!

          By Ben Poss the tough guy!

          from Asheville, NC

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Thomson Elite Setback Seatpost:

          29er geometry often requires a long seatpost. i am very pleased with the weight, strength and adjustability of the Thomson Elite Setback.

           
          5.0

          Great

          By Ray

          from Berkeley

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Super Long
          • USA Made

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Thomson Elite Setback Seatpost:

              Holds up my saddle well enough that I don't notice it. Perfect!

               
              5.0

              Best seatpost I have owned

              By FireLikeIYA!!

              from Gilbert, AZ

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Adjustability
              • Comfortable
              • Light
              • Strong
              • USA Made

              Cons

              • none

              Best Uses

              • Any

              Comments about Thomson Elite Setback Seatpost:

              I really like this post. Unlike my other seatposts this one really clamps on the rails. No seat movement what-so-ever. This thing is awesome. The post also feels like it has a little give compared to other types of layed back posts helping smooth out the trail. As light as most carbon posts for less money. Made in the USA. I have switched all of my bikes over to Thomson.

               
              5.0

              Couldn't Be Happier

              By Matt

              from Brisbane, Australia

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • High Quality
              • Looks good
              • Set once and leave it

              Cons

              • none

              Best Uses

                Comments about Thomson Elite Setback Seatpost:

                The seatpost i bought with my bike was rubbish to put it nicely, the saddle was constantly coming loose. I bought this because i read thompson were the best and I'd have to agree. Once i set it up, it hasn't moved in the slightest. Looks awesome too, you can tell imediately it's a quality product, ill be fitting one of these to all furute bikes, really happy

                 
                4.0

                Solid and good-looking

                By Busha15

                from Boulder, CO

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Evident craftsmanship
                • Replaceable clamp parts
                • Simple

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Thomson Elite Setback Seatpost:

                    I've used this post for several years on both a hardtail and FS bike. No complaints whatsoever. Never had it slip or squeak. Clamp functionality is simple and effective. Looks great combined with the Thomson seat collar and stem!

                     
                    3.0

                    Overall, I love the...

                    By Kevin

                    from Columbus, Oh Usa

                    Comments about Thomson Elite Setback Seatpost:

                    Overall, I love the product features, just wish it was a little less bulky on the top. With a smaller mount area, or leaner area, perhaps I wouldn't have the rub issues. I usually ride 125 miles per week, and this has definitely enabled me to hone in the position and make for a more comfortable ride.

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