Answer Bodyshock Seatpost Suspension Seatpost

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Answer Bodyshock Seatpost

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[Mar 19, 1998]
Chris G.
weekend warrior

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4
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I have been on 4 rides since putting the bodyshock on my Zaskar and have found it to be very plush. I've had to get used to the bobbing when hitting bumps, potholes and stutters. I've been used to the seat slammin' into me. The side to side play that has bugged me since the beginning has been remedied by a dose of Loctite. I was about to exchange this post for a non-suspended one, but have gotten used to the cushion. I'll give it 4 flames for now and will review it further after a few more rides.

[Jul 25, 1997]
Bryan
racer

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2
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I didn't shop around for a susp. post too much because I am a loyal Answer/Manitou customer. I wish I'd shopped. My Bodyshock is lying on my kitchen table and will stay there. The shim DOESNT WORK. It won't stay up(insert penis joke here)! It also rattles and is too plush. I only weigh 155 and it kept bottoming. If you don't have to use the shim it might be better.

[Jul 21, 1997]
Mark Underwood
cross-country rider

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4
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I really like this post. I haven't tried any other suspension posts but
this one really takes the sting out of the bumps. I've ridden the post on the
roots in Texas, and the rocks in Arkansas and Colorado. I doubt I ever go to
full suspension. Yes, it could be lighter and cheaper. I solved the slipping
problem by hand-knurling the post myself with a file. You have to get use to
the seat wiggle when it is adjusted right. It doesn't bother me - I'm too busy
flying down the trail over bumps to notice. I quit racing last year after only a couple of races because my lower back couldn't take it. Maybe I'll
try again now that I've got the post.

[Jul 21, 1997]
Graham Beasley
cross-country rider

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4
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This is the only susp. seatpost I have tied, but it certainly soaks up the !-inch
bumps you normally would have to leave the saddle for. Side play is a problem
I can live with. I understand a little Loctite will solve this.
My lower back demanded I do something, and this is cheaper than a dualie.
I doubt I will go back to a hardtail again.

[May 13, 1996]
Steven Etheridge
cross-country rider

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5
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I current own a Schwinn S95 (lousy name - great bike) front suspension only MTB. I like the idea of full suspension MTB's but don't want any pedal induced pogo action. I also like riding more than maintenance. So if you want the next best thing to a fully suspended bike I highly recommend the Body Shock seat post. This thing works! It comes with different elastomers so you can tune it to your weight and riding style. I weigh 190 pounds and ride desert foothill trails. I use two yellow (medium) and one brown (heavy) elastomers to get a perfect ride. The seat sags when you intially mount up but does not move when pedaling, it only compresses on impacting a bump or rock. Seat of the pants feeling is if you are running 10 pounds less air pressure in your rear tube, thats the best way I can describe it. One small detail, the stiction adjustment screw must have loctite applied to it or you'll be adjusting it after every ride. Buy this thing and you'll add 3 mph to your average speed. You can sit and pedal through stuff you normally avoid!

[May 24, 1998]
Jonathan Ryan
cross-country rider

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4
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I think that it is a raelly good buy for omone who is like me and has a bad back . The only problems that I had with it was that it has some side to side play which can be gotten ride of with the screw on the front. The other thing is that after a few months the bottom boot of it wore out and cracked off. The company was very good about it though and sent me a new boot. soon after that broke and they sent me a new post with no charges

[May 18, 1998]
Jordan
cross-country rider

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1
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This post is the most poorly designed piece of crap rip-off. I race on it, ride aggressively on it, and weigh 175 pounds. It has had major stiction, and unacceptable side-to-side play. Recently, the bottom half of the boot receded into the top, and refused to stay down for long. I eventually cut off the whole plastic sleeve boot and replaced it with an inner tube, which performed much better. The seat slips down about 1 per hour on the trail, and it has also bent. The Bodyshock is definitely better than a rigid post, but I'm buying something else when this finally falls apart.

[Jan 09, 1997]
kurt jensen
cross-country rider

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4
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i love mine. i'm about to go to a FS frame, but this post provided some much needed relief for my lower back until i could afford the new frame. it really does work. a bit on the heavy side and kinda pricey. but the shock seatpost concept is a good one. if you're thinking about it .... pull the trigger.

[Dec 27, 1996]
seth
cross-country rider

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4
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I've used mine since May 96 with zero problems. I've bought different MCU kits
from Answer Products and fiddled with the sag/action/feel quite a bit. I weight 195lbs and found that a elastomer from a RockShox Quadra 5 fork leg makes the post more active than with the Answer MCU's. I use one Green (firm) Quadra 5 elastomer which gives me 1/2 inch of sag, no pogo'ing, and much better action on dirt road washboards (stutter bumps). Works for me, try it.

[May 06, 2000]
Wood Hippie
Cross Country Rider

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1
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1
Strength:

Answer's good reputation

Weakness:

The cheap, two-piece roller bearing / terrible bike shops that are doing their best to encourage mail order and internet shopping... the post breaks consistently and predictably, and the shop (Sunshine Cycles in Springfield, MO) treated me as if I broke it twice on purpose, and cheated me out of $65 dollars due to the fact that I discarded my sales receipt (which showed a selling price of $179 plus tax; I bought it that high because of the crazy thought that supporting local shops would pay off in service, etc.)would only after a whole year of discussion refund their rock-bottom sale price (about $100) of the remaining junk in the inventory.

the post, unless revised, is an unwise purchase

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none... I am permanently scarred by this product and will not attempt to lose money again by believing bogus product reviews in MBA...Bike magazine is best, dont believe the others

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