Thomson Layback Seatpost Review

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February 10, 2015
Model/Year: 2013

Pros: lightweight
seatbar clamps
easily adjusted seat tilt
comes with a sweet bag that can double as a tool bag for wrenches, etc.

Cons: found it difficult to install and adjust seat the first few times I had to do.

Recommendation: great seat post at a reasonable price.

April 20, 2013
Model/Year: 410x27.2

Pros: Light

Cons: None

Recommendation: Money well spent. Switch it over between two bikes and happy since my first ride on this post. Can't tell if there's a lot of vibration dampening. Ride feels smooth. And it's totally new level of comfort with this seatpost, especially when climbing and you need more weight on rear for traction

October 31, 2011

Pros: Light, indestructible.

Cons: There are none

Recommendation: Throw away your carbon. I own this for my Pivot and Merlin road bike. the machines is spectacular, work of art.

December 13, 2010
Pros: Hard to beat this post. I have had this post on all my bikes. It allows you to shorten your stem on the front you have better control in the technical areas. This post has never slipped on me.

Recommendation: All Mountain, Trail

July 27, 2010
Pros: Super light and strong. One of the lightest aluminum posts I've ever seen. The machining is gorgeous and oozes style.

Cons: Quite expensive for an aluminum seat post. The bolts are specially designed for Thomson, so you can't just replace them with anything.

Recommendation: What can I say? This thing has withstood the test of time, despite being mangled, crashed and pounded on daily. This post is surprisingly forgiving. It's slick looking, and if you can drop the cash on it you definitely should.

December 22, 2009
Pros: Lightweight, looks cool!

Cons: None

Recommendation: I got this post to give me a little more space and it worked like a charm. Previously, I was a bit cramped, not much, but after I put the Thomson post on I saw a world of difference. I'm happy with it.

October 25, 2009
Pros: Quality, seating options and riding position.

Cons: Nothing

Recommendation: Get this if you want to open up your cockpit and have have lots of options for seat placement.

September 27, 2008
Pros: Light weight & Thompson quality! Great for BMX'ing or FR

Cons: None

October 8, 2007
Pros: Lightweight, dependable, great fit and finish.

Cons: None

Recommendation: If you own a Specialized with the oddball 30.9 sizing, and want to upgrade to a MTB icon, here is your seatpost.