Mountain Bike Reviews Forum banner
1 - 13 of 13 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
582 Posts
rogueturtle said:
actually i meant to say- is anyone using any NON 29.4 post on their IFs ala a shim and lets say........a carbon 27.2 easton or such?
I have a buddy who runs a Thudbuster ST on his IF, I can only assume he's using shims since they don't make a 29.4. It seems to work just fine if thats what you're wondering.

I took a look over at ifrider and there are clearly some people who are using smaller diameter posts. Here's a couple examples... If you look close you can see the shim on the orange bike.
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
262 Posts
'97 Deluxe- always been shimmed

I use to run a Syncros Ti post- 27.0 with a shim. For the last couple of years, I've been running a Thudbuster 27.2 with a shim. A 29.4 post, especially aluminum would be harsh on my old timers back. It's not a bad way to go.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
352 Posts
I.F. Shims

moondoggy said:
I use to run a Syncros Ti post- 27.0 with a shim. For the last couple of years, I've been running a Thudbuster 27.2 with a shim. A 29.4 post, especially aluminum would be harsh on my old timers back. It's not a bad way to go.
I use a shim to use a Dean ti seat post for resilience. Alternately I use a U.S.E. suspension seatpost which works so well I don't know it or many of the bumps are there.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
21 Posts
wyatt said:
I use a shim to use a Dean ti seat post for resilience. Alternately I use a U.S.E. suspension seatpost which works so well I don't know it or many of the bumps are there.
I'm switching to thudbuster from a thomson. Where can I get a shim for the IF online to go from 27.2 to 29.4. thanks james
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
21 Posts
wyatt said:
You should be able to get it from Cane Creek. Try their website.
Wyatt, Thanks again for your help. I found it on Cane Creeks site. And I ordered that Zoke mx comp 85mm. Cannot wait to see hoew the IF rides going from a Thomson, and a Manitou Mars Super. To a thudbuster and the Zoke. Also switching to discs ( Avid BB7 ).
Thanks again.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
352 Posts
Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

fdny4783 said:
Wyatt, Thanks again for your help. I found it on Cane Creeks site. And I ordered that Zoke mx comp 85mm. Cannot wait to see hoew the IF rides going from a Thomson, and a Manitou Mars Super. To a thudbuster and the Zoke. Also switching to discs ( Avid BB7 ).
Thanks again.
That bike will rip. The Zoke will be all over the Manitou. It should feel torsionally more rigid and seem to have more usable travel. In the words of my buddy the Thudbuster lets you ride over all kinds of things and stay seated. I keep thinking about getting one. The discs are a revelation needed to keep yur new speed in control. You are going to have fun.

Send me a private message and say how you like these things. Thanks.
 
1 - 13 of 13 Posts
Top