I just broke the KH seat post that comes with 2005/06 KH20 and I’m looking to replace it.
Thinking either Thompson (NZ$160) or KH Rail Seat Post (NZ$65), I’m thinking that if the KH rail seat post is even moderately stronger than my previous seatpost then I probably won’t destroy it for a while, is it stronger?
yeah i know a guy who recently just broke his kh seat post too!
i also have a kh trials 20" and was gonna get a thompson seatpost but then found out that u need to get the kh rail seat post! The KH Trials originally came out with the kh rail add-on but it was taken off in april because it got in the way of sif hopping, and was quite akward and didnt really suite trials riding!
so, i wouldnt suggest getting a kh rail for ur kh trials if u use it for trials…
I use a KH CF Fusion seat, with rail adapter and Thomson seatpost for trials, and it doesn’t bother me at all. Personally, i’d rather have a strong unicycle than one that wasn’t as strong just so I could do SiF…
Definitely get a Thomson. It’s as close to a sure thing as you can get in seatposts. Also, it is light (although when combined with the steel rail adapter it will come out heavier than a normal 4 bolt).
If you’re breaking seatposts like that, you need something that will hold up. Why waste money on a KH that is likely to break when you can get something that I don’t think knows how to break (Thomson)?
You can get a Thomson for a lot less than the retail in the US. I’m not sure what it will be like getting one in NZ, but I got one for $35 shipped (less than half price) off ebay a while back. And when I worked in a bike shop I could get Thomson products at around 40% of retail. So try to find one cheap on ebay or get one through someone who works at a shop.