By adding the Thudbuster rear suspension you'll ride faster, longer, and stronger with better traction, more control, and less fatigue. The performance, relative low weight, and simplicity make it the best suspension upgrade you can make to your hardtail. Based on a patented parallel-linkage design, the Thudbuster LT provides up to 3 inches of active stiction-free travel. Unlike telescoping suspension posts, there is no initial stiction to overcome—the suspension mechanism works in the direct path of the natural travel of the rear wheel. The elastomers provide the compression and rebound damping, and can be easily exchanged to tune the suspension. Cane Creek Thudbuster LT suspension seatpost wiht 75mm of travel Thudbuster LT
Cold-Forged shaft is internally butted for higher strength
Pivot bushings are in arms for improved stability and wear
asked by: a guest Which model & elastomers do you recommend for 125 lb person on the rear of a tandem?
anwered by: canteau The Cane Creek Thudbuster LT is more popular with mountain bikes and the Thudbuster ST is typically used on cross, road and touring bikes and also works great for mountain bikes ridden by shorter riders.
Cane Creek has complete install dimensions available here:http://www.canecreek.com/seatposts/
An elastomer chart by rider weight is available here:
Nice seatpost, but consider that you may put more strain on your shoulders if you already have your seat clamped in all the way towards the back of the seat's rails, since it sways backwards. Out of the box the Thudbuster LT was set right for me at 165lbs at medium setting, so didn't have to change the elastomers. The Cane Creek Thudbuster really took the edge off all the paths near me. I tend to ride long distances touring and think this would be a better and more versatile post than the more subtle one that's recommended for touring.
Summed up: Nice comfortable post that won't bother your knees
Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.
January 05, 2015
reviewed by: A Guest
The LT is essential for my winter fat biking, otherwise frozen moguls take their toll on back and bum. Elastomers are harder in cold thereby requiring softer settings than summer. I've had 4 of these over the years with zero trouble. The suspension is a form of bobbing that can be hard on knees, at least it (ST) was on my Salsa Fargo so I sold it. Last week, I adjusted my LT post height higher in attempt to eliminate minor knee pain and it worked. My knees have over 40 years of hard riding so, your mileage may vary.