A suspension bicycle seat post can save your back.
Your bicycle seat post information was right on. My back and I can't thank you enough"
The seat post simply attaches the saddle to the bicycle. That said, this is a very complex topic for what you would think would be a very simple item.
Through your bicycle seat post, you can adjust both the height and the fore/aft position of the saddle on the bicycle. You can also choose different materials to change the quality and experience of your ride.
Here is some general information to help you understand the importance of this piece of equipment.
A bicycle seat post consists of two parts: the pillar and the clamp. Some types of posts integrate these parts into one unit.
This is called a one-piece seat post.
The two-part seat post is made up of a tube with a clamp around the upper end. This clamp holds the rails of the saddle in the position chosen and fastens the saddle to the top of the seat post. The clamp is generally made of steel and is serrated to allow set adjustments tilting the nose up or down. Generally the serrations are very coarse to allow enough friction to hold the weight of a rider. You can't do micro adjustments on the tilt angle very easily on this type of clamp setup. It just gets too hard.
Can the material make a difference?
The combination of a good, comfortable
saddle and a quality bicycle seat post that meets the needs of the
rider can nearly equal the comfort given by a suspension on the frame
of a tandem. Proper adjustment of the seat post can alleviate
much of the discomfort that you will feel when riding.
There are different approaches to smoothing out the ride with a bicycle seat post containing a suspension, or lack thereof. Let's take a look at them and see what they have to offer.
Even a bicycle seat post without a mechanical means to reduce the bumps, known as a rigid post, is going to provide some dampening of the bumps a ride produces. The type of material, steel, aluminum, titanium or carbon fiber will determine how much dampening will be achieved. Each of these materials offers specific characteristics of dampening.
The mechanical means these posts use make a major difference in the amount of bumps felt by the stoker on a tandem. Not seen very often on single road bikes, the suspension seat post is pretty much something you will see on mountain bikes and tandem bicycles. It can really add to the comfort of the ride if set up properly and the stoker knows the limits of what a suspension seat post can deliver.
thudbuster seat post is what I
have on the back of my tandem for my wife. It offers a very nice ride
that is adjustable for the weight of the rider.
A telescoping style suspension seat post originally came on our tandem and we rode it that way for a year. It didn't offer too much travel, at least the model we had. The ride was pretty good. I was the stoker once when a friend piloted. It had a bit of "stiction" at the beginning of the travel so the bumps initially felt hard.
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