The Thomson Elite is a standard setter. Machined from one single length of 7000 series aluminum with a body hollowed by elliptical extrusion, Thomson lowered seatpost weight while optimizing strength. The clamp, head and upper tube can withstand 350 foot-pounds of torque. Thomson's strength tests indicate that the Elite seatpost is over 40% stronger than the strongest production seatposts available. Also features low-profile clamps and efficient saddle adjustability, as saddle tilt may be manipulated without changing the saddle''s fore/aft position. Thomson Elite: robust and beautifully executed.
Sizing note: Thomson Elite seatposts are available in many diameter sizes ranging from 25.0 mm - 32.4 mm, and they are also made in five different lengths, 250mm, 287mm, 330mm, 367mm and 410mm. However, not all diameter sizes are available in all five lengths. Please check the drop-down menu above for specific diameter/length combinations and availability.
Post and cradle are machined from one piece of 7000 aluminum
It seems almost redundant to write a review of a Thomson seat post. They've got quite a reputation without me. Before I got one I always wondered what one seat post could do to make it significantly better than another. The fact is for the most part a seat post is a seat post, but there are little details and Thomson gets them all right. The two-bolt system makes it simple to get the saddle level. It's light. It looks great. Then there are the things you hope never to have to worry about like its strength and the built-in fail-safe mechanisms. I haven't had a seat post fail, but I like what Thomson has to say here.
Summed up: A nice seat post that lives up to its reputation.
Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.
Likes: Strong, Quality, Stiff
Works for: Commuting, Touring, mountian bike
January 02, 2013
reviewed by: dnale
So much better than my stock giant seatpost. At first I was shocked at the price but it's so much better. My seat would never stay in one spot with the Giant. It feels much more rigid. I know for sure the two-bolt design holds the seat tight. I feel better connected to the bike now too.
I've been using for about four weeks now on my new build and it's just perfect. Hard as nails and reliable. I'm sure that I can ride anywhere, through any root and for miles and miles and this seat post will be there for me.
Great seat post and my go to with any new bike I buy. Had slipping post issue with my Santa Cruz LTc so I bought the Thomson and the post is rock solid and doesn't move unless I move it. I have one on my Specialized Epic too.