Readers will remember that a couple of days back, I ran a controversial story of a Thomson Elite seatpost that broke off at one of the bolting ears due to a "fall". I placed known marketing information about the product alongside the given failure situation. Why some readers were irked is hardly surprising, since the Elite is widely considered as one of the best designs in the market. For many, it has provided years of faithful service.
So what has made this seat post so popular? It must be in the design, right? Please see the latest update to my previous post. I go through most of the design features of the seat post and comment on its attributes with the help of high resolution photos. I also run through the product manual and high light some of the factual installation warnings that Thomson has made clear pretty upfront. A seat post failure while riding can be absolutely dangerous, no question about that. Hence, installation directions and warnings cannot be taken for granted and ignored however mundane reading them maybe.
See you there.