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X-post from 'Deals'. Not sure where it belongs as I'm actually asking for a review or opinions on this product, plus if it is a decent suspension post this is a great price.

Has anyone ever used one of the Sette Ryde seatposts?

This seems like a really easy price to swallow just to try one out.

http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/20...e-Ryde-SP-367A-Suspension-Seatpost-27.2mm.htm

Thudbuster is a bit too pricey for me, especially since I would consider this a convenience rather than a necessity.

Since there are no reviews on this product, I'm interested in finding out if it does the job.
 

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Not sure which post you were referring to specifically since that link isn't working anymore.

Anyway, Price Point no longer sells the particular post I have, but it looks exactly like this, only it's air, not coil spring. Has a little presta valve on one side of it to adjust the rate via a pump. I'm at work so I can't look at it to give you more details.

I had it on my commuter bike for a few weeks and just stopped using it. It isn't all that long so I was sitting a little bit lower than I liked. Otherwise, it worked as advertised but with a little bit of "stick" in the suspension action, and a good amount of sag depending on how firm you set the thing.

I was actually going to try to unload this thing on ebay, so PM me if you're interested at all.
 

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I don't know about the quality of the suspension w/ the Sette one, but I would say that the thudbuster is worth it simply because it doesn't change the "effective saddle height". Not quite sure what to call that measurement, but since the thudbuster is designed to compress down and backwards, it allows you to have a regular pedal stroke even while its compressing.
 

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tpilk said:
Not sure which post you were referring to specifically since that link isn't working anymore.

Anyway, Price Point no longer sells the particular post I have, but it looks exactly like this, only it's air, not coil spring. Has a little presta valve on one side of it to adjust the rate via a pump. I'm at work so I can't look at it to give you more details.

I had it on my commuter bike for a few weeks and just stopped using it. It isn't all that long so I was sitting a little bit lower than I liked. Otherwise, it worked as advertised but with a little bit of "stick" in the suspension action, and a good amount of sag depending on how firm you set the thing.

I was actually going to try to unload this thing on ebay, so PM me if you're interested at all.
I found the updated link and fixed it. The post you have is the older version of what Pricepoint now has for $21. Here are the differences from yours (from the Pricepoint description):

The Sette Ryde SP-367A Suspension Seatpost is an upgrade over the Sette ST-456 in three key areas.

A fortified seal system doesn't require a rubber boot for protection from the elements.
The seat clamp takes adjustability to new heights with a clever "set it and forget it" design that allows saddles to be quickly swapped out without needing to readjust the tilt angle of the saddle.
Suspension can be locked out with a 3mm Allen key

I know that the Thudbuster is a superior post, but as I said earlier, I am on the fence about buying any suspension post because I can live without it. The sale and cheap price caught my eye, but otherwise my Ritchey Pro rigid seat post is just fine. I may or may not buy this one, and if I do buy it I'll only keep it on my bike if I feel the benefits outweigh the negatives.
 

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The ST-456 is actually a different post. That one has a coil spring, mine is some other model that had an air spring. Not sure which it is/was. That is a good sale on those posts at Price Point. I paid about $40 for mine when new, over a year ago.

Anyway, I suspect you'd end up like me and stop using it if you bought one. I've never used a Thudbuster so I can't say what those are like, but I feel like I paid $40 for suspension and got $40 worth of suspension. They're a cool idea, but in the end just didn't make enough difference to merit keeping it on my bike.

Hope this helps.
 

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Tpilk, thanks for the insight -- it helps. You are probably right. It would be an impulse buy, and even though it is cheap, I'm not sure I would get $21 bucks worth of rides on it before coming to the same conclusion you did.

I think I'll pass on it.
 
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