Thudbuster ST on Turbo

OldGuy

Member
Just took a test ride on the Thudbuster ST - what a delight. It takes all the small jitters and bumps away, and greatly diminishes the impact of the big ones. On a rigid heavy bike like the Turbo, with only the tires to cushion your butt from the road, the extra layer of padding and damping was greatly welcomed. I didn't find any sensation of bobbing up and down with it, which some have reported with the Long Throw version - this one is well-suited for the street.

This is the Short Throw version of the Thudbuster, and appropriately, it comes in black, with three black rubber blocks. While I had it apart to switch it from the Hard rubber to the Medium, I drilled the hole for the seat light wire. It's about 3/8" of metal thick there, so be prepared - start with a pin punch, drill a 1/16" pilot hole and then the final one. Drill the holes perpendicular to the top surface.

While fiddling with the seat, I noticed that the three red LEDs seem to be pointing at different angles - middle one straight back, and the outside ones angled off to the sides. A nice little touch for best visibility.

My back tells me that the TB-ST is well worth the $140, and on a high-tech-looking bike like the Turbo, it even looks good.

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Court

Administrator
Staff member
Nice! I just got to try the Cane Creek Thudbuster ST as well. Was at an event in New Jersey testing a few off road models. I setup the camera to show how the Thudbuster actually moves when you go over bumps. Big fan of this system ;)

 
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Deleted member 803

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What is the diameter of the seat post on an Easy Motion Neo Carbon. I want to purchase a TB ST. Any problems using the TB on a carbon frame?
 

MarcD

Active Member
TB's should be fine on carbon, but unlike a steel or alloy frame, do NOT lube the shim or seat tube. Your seat post size should be on the post, often stamped just below the minimum insertion mark. And use the torque wrench when you tighten down the post clamp. Carbon is more susceptible to breaking with over-torque.
 

MarcD

Active Member
According to the EM spec page, the seat post is 31.6mm, for which Cane Creek has a size matched. But I would double check the post.
 
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Deleted member 803

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TB's should be fine on carbon, but unlike a steel or alloy frame, do NOT lube the shim or seat tube. Your seat post size should be on the post, often stamped just below the minimum insertion mark. And use the torque wrench when you tighten down the post clamp. Carbon is more susceptible to breaking with over-torque.
You are right. Clearly marked on post is length and diameter: 31.6mm
 
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Deleted member 803

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One more question: Is the TB suitable for a heavier rider? I do not want it bouncing up and down. I want a firm but muted ride.
 

Bike_On

Well-Known Member
Just took a test ride on the Thudbuster ST - what a delight. It takes all the small jitters and bumps away, and greatly diminishes the impact of the big ones. On a rigid heavy bike like the Turbo, with only the tires to cushion your butt from the road, the extra layer of padding and damping was greatly welcomed. I didn't find any sensation of bobbing up and down with it, which some have reported with the Long Throw version - this one is well-suited for the street.

This is the Short Throw version of the Thudbuster, and appropriately, it comes in black, with three black rubber blocks. While I had it apart to switch it from the Hard rubber to the Medium, I drilled the hole for the seat light wire. It's about 3/8" of metal thick there, so be prepared - start with a pin punch, drill a 1/16" pilot hole and then the final one. Drill the holes perpendicular to the top surface.

While fiddling with the seat, I noticed that the three red LEDs seem to be pointing at different angles - middle one straight back, and the outside ones angled off to the sides. A nice little touch for best visibility.

My back tells me that the TB-ST is well worth the $140, and on a high-tech-looking bike like the Turbo, it even looks good.

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I affirm the TB works great for smooth-moderate road bumps.
 

Ed Busk

New Member
Hi all

I had the TB short throw for NYC use on a Turbo S. Not enough travel. Moved up to the LT - fantastic!
 

PowerMe

Well-Known Member
I swear there's no lack of things one can purchase to outfit their bike!

Watched Court's video. Sorry to LOL, but the butt cam action was great. Court, where do you mount your camera to get these shots? And what camera do you use?