Although my very first mountain bike was a hardtail, I quickly sold it to get a full suspension bike. Going to a hardtail took a little adjustment, I had to stand on some bumpy sections that I normally ride seated on my FS. I’ve seen and owned some of those cheesy ‘comfort’ seatposts, but the Cane Creek Thudbuster looks rugged and ready to take more abuse on the dirt than paved trails.
When RL told me that the fine folks from Cane Creek were sending one for us to test, I was very excited and eager to test it mounted on my Cobia 29er. Last friday I rode my Cobia 29er with the Thudbuster installed.
As I was riding the first bumpy singletrack, I’d forgotten that I was riding a hardtail. It was until RL asked me how I liked the Thudbuster that I realized that I was riding a hardtail!!! The seatpost did not feel springy nor spongy, it gave a sensation of riding on a firm air rear suspension (which I like to do). There was no ‘bobbing’ effect as I climbed hills or while riding small gears. This seatpost is an awesome addition to my 29er hardtail, it makes riding a hardtail more enjoyable.
There are times that some products come along and you wonder why they are not standard features on bicycles. The Thudbuster would be one of these products. We will continue testing the Thudbuster for durability, meanwhile, it gets a big thumbs up.