Thomson Elite Seatposts

4.5/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $99.95

Product Description

Extremely strong and lightweight. Available in size 27.2 x 250mm either straight or with a 10 degree setback 188g. Also available in 30.9mm and 31.6mm with a 367mm length and a 7 degree setback.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ventruck a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: June 28, 2010

Strengths:    Stays in place, stays alive.

Weaknesses:    Screw heads aren't something to write home about, but then again you ideally should be using a torque wrench to prevent mishaps.

Bottom Line:   
I bought a zero-offset version used. I hate being on those "bandwagons" of popular items, but I seek no further when it comes to seatposts unless I wanted an aero profile. The Thomson Elite just...does its job:

Doesn't slip, setting is easy and on-point. Weight and comfort - well in my opinion - have zero influence on seatpost quality in general. My Elite is far from broken, but the clamp screw heads are rather suspect to getting stripped at the first sign of carelessness when torque-ing.

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Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   Used

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Texas1 a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: April 30, 2010

Strengths:    Good adjustments and looks great

Weaknesses:    A little tricky to install

Bottom Line:   
Nice looking post with good graphics. Felt just right on the very first ride. Good adjustments once you get it on.

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Favorite Ride:   any sunny day

Price Paid:    $90.00

Purchased At:

Similar Products Used:   original Litespeed carbon and Giant aluminum generic

Bike Setup:   Litespeed Solano with Ultegra group, FSA bar, fizik saddle

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by acid_rider a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: December 3, 2008

Strengths:    strong, good adjustment

Weaknesses:    not enough setback for many riders - good for me only because my Time frame has slacker STA than most others. I can't use same post on my other bike which has 74 STA so I use FSA SL220 post instead (also good one). This is why 4 stars instead of 5. Another 10-15mm more setback i.e. same as all other ~25mm setback posts would be ideal.

Bottom Line:   
this review is for set-back kinked Thomson Elite, 27.2mm. Great seatpost, strong, two-bolt design allows precise seat level adjustment

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Favorite Ride:   no cars

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   chainreactioncycles.

Similar Products Used:   Bontrager, FSA (aluminium and carbon)

Bike Setup:   Time Edge, 73 degree STA, size 54cm top tube.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by pedlfoot a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: January 11, 2007

Strengths:    Light and strong. Adjusts easilly. Looks great.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
I have a Thompson Elite on both of my bikes. I use the zero offset model. The Elite is a work of art. It is simple and very functional. The adjustment for seat tilt is easy to use and will allow you to fine tune the angle exactly where you want it. The Elite is very light. In fact the Elite was lighter than a few carbon posts I was looking at. Buy this post and you will never have to get another one.

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Favorite Ride:   Hills

Price Paid:    $89.00

Purchased At:   Spin Doctor Cyclewer

Similar Products Used:   Generic OEM posts.

Bike Setup:   Giant TCR Composite frame. DA and Ultegra drive train mix.Neuvation wheels. Fizik Arione saddle. Bebop Stainless pedals.

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