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Is it worth getting a suspension seat post as a cheap alternative to full suspension bike?

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Asked by: Precious Reding

Is a suspension seatpost worth it?

A suspension seatpost is a great comfort upgrade, as it will both absorb bigger hits, as well as dampen vibrations coming up from the road. This essentially means you’ll feel fresher at the end of a long ride. For anything slow and off-road, you cannot beat a spring-damped seatpost.

What does a suspension seat post do?

A suspension seatpost will greatly increase the amount your seatpost can flex. This reduces the transfer of high-frequency road vibrations from your bike to your body and dampens the impacts of big hits from the road (such as bumps and potholes). The result is a smoother ride and (sometimes) less physical fatigue.

Do shock absorbing seat posts work?

A shock-absorbing seatpost is one of the easiest ways to make your bike more comfortable. By either moving up and down or simply flexing, shock-absorbing seatposts help reduce the effect of rear-wheel impacts, minimising vibrations through the main contact point, the saddle. Your derriere will thank you.

Can you add seat suspension to a bike?

Quote from video: And it's very easy to install yourself here are my six reasons to use a suspension seat post number one you can improve your comfort a suspension seat post both absorbs bigger hits as well as damping.

Does a carbon fiber seatpost make a difference?

By having a set spring rate, a heavier rider will enjoy a more comfortable ride, while a lighter rider will feel more vibration and big hits. Carbon seatposts also perform much better with more exposed seatpost (2x more flex), which hands the better performance to taller riders.

Can you put a carbon seatpost in an Aluminium frame?

Carbon will galvanically corrode with aluminum if it is not protected. Use CF assembly paste, it will keep the post from slipping at lower torques and protect the carbon/metal interface. Calfee and Zinn agree to grease all carbon posts, but some manufacturers say not to grease.

What is a dropper seatpost?

A dropper post, commonly referred to as a dropper, is a replacement for your bicycle’s seat post and allows for quick adjustment of saddle height without requiring you to get off your bike or even stop moving. Most droppers work through cable actuation, although there are a handful of electronic/wireless posts.

Can you shorten a suspension seatpost?

If the post cannot be slid all the way into the frame due to an obstruction it can be cut down to shorten it. As long as the minumum length is inserted into the frame you will be structurally safe. You can buy a shorter post of course.

How do you adjust a suspension seat post?

Quote from video: Where you can adjust to adjust the stiffness of the suspension. So when you turn it to clockwise. Um you're tightening it which means you're making the suspension more firm.

What is a suspension post on a bike?

What is a suspension seatpost? A suspension seat post is a special part of a bike that has a suspension system. Unlike the standard seat post, the suspension system does not stay stationary but instead moves vertically, making it more comfortable when riding on rough or bumpy terrain.

Are dropper posts suspension?

They do act just like the gas strut on an office chair; no suspension.

How do you extend a bike seat post?

Quote from video: Extender is offered in three frame sizes with round tubes for 22.2 frame 25.4. And a 27.2 seat post size. On those you will need a secondary c-clamp to go with it which you need the 25.4.

How do I choose a bike seat post?

The dimensions of the seat tube can vary from bicycle to bicycle, so when choosing a seatpost, it’s important to get the correct diameter. The most common diameter is probably 27.2mm, but other sizes between 21.15 and 35mm are often found as well. Seatposts also vary in length.

Do carbon seatposts break?

Registered. carbon seatposts not only break from being run very high, but also from being run low, because the flex is in in a smaller area, i had an easton post do this.It wasn’t a catastrophic failure just a crack.

Do I need a zero offset seatpost?

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How do you adjust a suspension seatpost?

Quote from video: So what you can do is you can be tightening it down and the just testing the the metal play on the saddle.

How do I adjust my zoom seatpost?

Quote from video: You loosen this to go counterclockwise. And you want to make sure that you never go past the length of the uh seat post here it has should be at most flush with it.

Why does my bike seat hurt?

You’ve got pressure, you’ve got friction, you’ve got heat, you’ve got sweat and moisture quite often, and all of that can put the skin under a hell of a lot of pressure. “Cycling’s unique because you’re sitting but your legs are independently moving away from you on both sides all the time.

How high should my bike seat be?

Measure from the floor to the top of the book spine. Multiply that number by 0.883, and subtract 4mm (1/8th inch). The result is your proper bike seat height, measured from the center of the bottom bracket to the top of the seat, along the seat tube.