Better than expected. On: 2010-06-09
This is a fantastic product. I did find that when I set the "spring rate" according to the included chart there was very little suspension compliance or travel (better than none though). When I dropped down to the next lower rider weight setting it soaked up all minor single track trail rubbish and small bumps on the road while still being able to absorb bigger hits from bigger roots, rocks, ect... setting it up this way will only work if you have a very smooth pedaling style and if you just mash the pedals you will find yourself "bobbing" and maybe that is why Cane Creek recommends a more firmer setting in the instructions.
I found that I was able to remain seated and pedaling strong thus making me much faster over the same trail segments. In fact this was so awesome that I bought my first full suspension cross country MTB. The Thudbuster now sees daily duty on my touring/commuter bike and has made the miles glide along without any fatigue.
XCMAN On: 2009-08-21
I ride bumpy paved to unpaved service roads, and this seat post does smooth out the ruts. I weigh about 225 lbs, and the two dark rubber shock pads (included) work well for me. It will bounce a little if you sit while climbing hills, or during a fast cadence/spin. You can reduce the bounce by sitting back a little further in the saddle or shifting during a fast spin. Its light enough to not notice any extra weight swinging back and forth when climbing on your pedals. I like it.
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