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Thomson Elite Seatpost

This item was discontinued 15th July 2020.

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One of the best quality seatposts on the market
  • Over 40% stronger on ultimate strength test than the strongest production seatposts on the market.
  • Over double the fatigue life of any other production models we tested.
  • The tube and head of the Thomson seatpost are integral-machined from one single piece of high strength 7000 series aluminum.
  • The head is not pressed or bonded in.
  • This allows for superior strength and minimum weight, allowing higher strength at low weights.
  • 330mm, 367mm, 410mm length. Inline or setback option
Mr Manners The seat stem is a great bit of kit, light and easy to install.
Brendan Brilliant seat post! Light, neat, rock solid, with key design features that make it unique and special - the asymmetric cradle design and internally spherical bolt heads are genius details of minimalisation, pure form of function and all the better for it.
Mr Maravell Classy, high performance and reliable. Easy order and price was nice!
Shaun Perfect seat post, quality item and at half the cost. Amazing service and communication as well. 5/5
Mr Giannelos I needed an old school seatpost, 26.6mm, for a handmade greek vintage bike. This is perfect, robust, solid and beautiful! Merlin cycles sent it in a few days in Greece, in perfect condition, as always!!
Ian Bought this as needed 410mm length. Despite the length it is still very light and nicely made. Easy to fit to saddle rails and easy to adjust. Delivered in super quick time by Merlin with no postage cost .
Mr walters Top seat post, its strong and looks great never lets you down
mr d. Quality seatpost that is easy to set up. Accurate diameter.
CK Always highest quality from Thomson.
Troy Top notch stuff from Thomson. Light, strong, stiff. Couldn't ask for more.
Mr Sadowski The best alloy seatpost eve made!
msteed Well built, light weight, and good looking!
Mr Rogers My first Thomson seatpost, everything they say about it is true. Merlin is awesome, will be ordering more from them in the future for sure.
Mr Fitzgerald Top service from Merlin as always, fast delivery and best price around at time of purchase. Thompson Elite Seatpost is top noch kit, looks great too. Would recommend.
Paul Perfection! Almost hate to put it on the bike.
Mr Davies High quality traditional seatpost. Fits precisely. I bought one eight years ago for previous bike. Reliable.
WILLIAM The setback of this seatpost vastly improved my position on the bike without requiring an overly long stem that would also shift my position too far forward. It is also very light, but sturdy.
Bob Thomson equipment is second to none. Merlin always has the best prices, and whenever I need a post or a stem, I shop here! Running a 31.6 post on my Hightower, amazingly light and super solid!
Mr Pullen For your money, the best seat post on the market. Light yet sturdy with good looks to boot. I love Thomson seat posts.
razzz Well made product. Came with factory instructions and its own carrying bag so it would not get scratched. Long warranty against defects.
Mr Schwartz Certain products stay on the market for a long time. The Thomson elite is one of them and for good reason. It is simple to adjust and is available in different setbacks and lengths. A seatpost shouldn't be a part that requires a lot of deliberation and going with a tested seatpost like the Thomson is a good choice.
Wooten You can't beat Thomson. They are solid, stay put, don't creak or lose their grip over time. As light as most carbon posts, too.
Danilo Lima Very light weight and well finished
Xw Very light and it looks like it's going to last forever. Love the seat post.
ezweave I've had Thomsons on all my bikes for years... I think this one might make it the tenth one I've owned. You can spring for the Masterpiece and loose a few grams, but it's still pretty light and the two bolt system blows away the stupid ENVE wedge clamp thing.
Rodriguez Very light, very strong and very good looking!
Mr Ramstedt From unpacking to installation and riding, the seatpost is really a top quality product. A bit expensive but as with other Thomson products I am using, I expect it to last for many years.
Mr Lee Excellent craftmanship. Light and strong. Easy to adjust.
Herman Do you need a review of a Thomson Elite? Carbon light, aluminum durable. I won't use a different post or stem any more.
Mr dormer Only slightly heavier then my carbon post I replaced and 20 times stiffer, and double seat post clamp feels firm.
AndyP Needed a longer seatpost that was strong so bought one of these. Was delivered very quickly. Seems well made and easy to adjust the angle to exaclty how you need it. Only used twice so far. Does the job.
Mr Khatibi I really like how easy it is to do incremental adjustments.
John Knight Beautifully made and finished. Infinitely adjustable. A classic for classic frames!
Paul H Very well manufactured seatpost, easy to fit and adjust, well worth the price as it is a quality component.
Matt Excellent seat post that I fitted to my track bike. It's very light, well made and reeks of quality. The adjustment of the saddle is easy and very precise. It even comes in a lovely cloth bag.
IanR High quality seatpost. Lightweight with good adjustment.
Pete Beautiful, functional piece. Very light. Thomson components are top shelf.
Mr van Aswegen Super lightweight and strong seatpost. I now have 4 of these for every bike I own.
Mr Duggan Excellent Thomson build quality, second to none as always. Form meets function in perfect unity.
Mr Gilbert Top quality. Super strong, looks great and the micro adjust is a pleasure for getting that seat dialed in just right.
Gally A recent birthday and some cash burning a hole in my pocket reminded me that I needed to replace the faux carbon alloy seat post that was on my road bike. A look at reviews and comments and I finally decided on the Thomson (layback). It is cheaper than carbon, beautifully made and looks the business.
Mr Twerdun Simply the best mountain bike seatpost. Very light and built to withstand the toughest tests.
Mr Grant Bought the setback 27.2 x 330 in black for my steel hardtail. It fits nicely, and allows the saddle angle to be set and adjusted very accurately. Love the look and it seems pretty bomb-proof.
Mr Robson I have one for each bike to help find the right position as the stock posts were not quite right. Light and adjustable plus they have every configuration you could need.
Orange Al Classic Thomson seat post great quality & value. I needed the setback version from current straight seat post as saddle in wrong place on my rear end! Result, no more saddlesores
Stuntweasel All you need is a seatpost really. Come in layback or without in sizes to fit all frames. Dont weigh more than a cream scone, and last a helluva lot longer. Treats!
Mr thompson Superb seat post, strong and light, if you want the best look no further.
Mr mcbeath Not got a bad word to say about the seatpost. performs every bit as good as it looks. I'd had trouble locating a decent seatpost that will accommodate 7x9 Carbon saddle rails and this thing grips them tight. 10/10
Mr Durrant It is easy to see why so many users speak well of Thomson. The workmanship is very high and none of the details have been forgotten. I like the finish on the seatpost which holds it in place better. Very happy with my purchase, but it is of course only a seatpost.
Mr kane Beautiful and functional as ever. Benchmark seatpost
Mr Rosa Garcia Filho Excellent product. Comparable to the carbon weight and all the security provided by aluminum.
Mr McCann Bomb proof post. Love it
Mr Camp Quite simply a quality product.
Mr Downs Great seatpost for the money. Lightweight and strong. Not the prettiest option out there.
Mr Walsh Good quality piece of kit I've heard people say they mark easy but havent found that yet. Great service, good price and fast delivery from Merlin.
sgoics Light weight and strong. Shipped fast.
Mr Rebello Top quality Seatpost! Very beautiful!
Mr demetiou One of the best seat posts around
Seano Easily the best seatpost system I've encountered. So simple to set up and adjust - no fiddling and cursing whilst trying to micro manage the fit to your requirements. This feature alone makes the post brilliant but the bonus build quality and light weight makes the post well worth the extra coin over the average seat post.
Matt in Perth, Australia Fantastic seatpost, lives up to all the hype and positive reviews. Great design with two bolts that adjust the angle of the seat - after two rides it has yet to move, unlike my old post.
Mr Newton Excellent price from Merlin and an excellent product from Thompson. Great saddle clamping and the stem stays put in the frame with a lot less clamping force than other stems I have used. Probably due to the slight ridges/machining marks on the surface. Don't bother with anything else for your MTB; if you need a stem get one of these.
Mr liles Very well made as you`d expect, good adjuster Excellent delivery time again thanks merlin
Mr Mahon Excellent price beautiful to look at
Mr Varney Beautifuly manufactured and easy to set-up. The finishing touch to any bike.
Mr CLAYDEN Light and strong more reliable than carbon
JOHN-PAUL Ultra strong, stiff and light seatpost from Thomson. Beautifully machined with exceptionally durable hard black finish. Stylish bike hardware that works - and looks fab, especially with a Thomson stem.....
Chris The best available. Simple, strong, long-lasting and easily adjustable.
Mr Morgan The best seatpost there is!
Mr Golding I shouldn't be surprised at the quality of this product, but these posts live up to their reputation of build, function and looks.
Mr Bullen They say Thomson seatposts are the best in the world and indestructable... I can see why! Build quality is absolutely superb. Nothing comes close and they are completely worth the money. Faultless customer service from Merlin too again after I bought the wrong size and had to refund/exchange. Thanks!
Chris Brought the 27.2mm inline post as a replacement for my Easton EA50 (after I bent it doing nothing in particular) based on the rave reviews about how strong it is. After a few rides it's still straight so going well so far! The finish is considerably nicer than the Easton post, which looked like someone had done the primer layer and forgot the main coat. Ride comfort might be better but tbh I'm not sat down that much when on my MTB...
Mr Sutherland This is my second Elite seatpost; bought a new frame so had to change sizes! Superb build quality, easy to fit, kind to lightweight saddles. Usually very expensive but Merlins magic prices make it more affordable!
Mr lovell why buy any other seatpost ? these are the best end of story !
Mr Hills Quality seat post at a good price from Merlin Cycles! Beautifully made!
Mr Hopkins This post deserves its reputation as being the best.! Strong, light and very well built. Excellent service from merlin too..
Mr Bekker This is the 30.9 mm I bought for my new frame and I got it since I have a 27mm for my hardtail and it was brilliant- With me just over a 100kg and a full packed Hoss camelback (work tools; cycle tools) it was never a problem and it still looks and performs like new. So I think opting for the 30.9 mm for my new frame will be a a choice I will be more than happy with. You might find something cheaper on the market but know with the sales going on you should make this one to be on your short list and you will be glad with this purchase.
Mr Jack What can I say about the Thomson layback seat post except 'epic' it does exactly what it should do with no fuss and no problems, grips the rails very well and looks and feels amazing, can be a little awkward to get set up how you want it but once you know what your doing there great!!! I've got 5 bikes at the moment and four of them are running with these posts...must tell you something (the fifth bike is a road bike (commuter) so its difficult to justify another one!!!)! As for Merlin Cycles...what a web site...great products at fantastic prices and then you get to the check out and they knock a little bit more money off, what can I say but thank you!!!
Mr Toon Top quality product ordered at the the best online price and arrived next day. Thanks to all at Merlin Cycles.
Mr Thomas Speedy delivery and great price as ever from Merlin, very happy with the seat post too, looks the business and very simple to fit and align.