ok i recently broke my seatpost wich i am quite cut about and im pondering which seatpost i should get…
a thomson seatpost
or a koxx one pit fighter
i have a koxx devil and i like the pitfighter cause its koxx and i wanna keep my uni all koxx, but then again it says it breaks 3 times less than reinforced seatposts… were the thomson says “will not break even under extreme stress”
now another reason i want the pitfighter is because its about $50 cheaper than the thomson… but really i wan something that wont break for me…
The Thompson is great, and strong, but made for rail-type seats. So youd either need a rail adapter, which you wont like for doing trials/street/flatland, or go for an expensive (yet strong) Scott Wallis CF base.
Kozz will work with your seat you have now, last longer than the older post you jsut broke, and wont cost a lot.
The seatpost TUBE of the Pit fighter will break 3 times less then reinforced seatposts.
The CNC’d PLATE will break fast though, but then again they never said that the PLATE will break 3 times less then reinforced seatposts
You realize this is ad copy, and doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with actual real-world results? If you want to compare strength, it has to be from sources other than the advertisements of the products themselves.
Exactly. Not that this is a Koxx problem, it’s a general problem with posts that have plates on top.
I agree that this design is generally weaker than rail systems. Seat posts don’t really have problems. But until someone develops the “next generation” of seats/posts for unicycles, the plate/post area will continue to be weak.
The people cautioning you about the rail system of the Thompson are pointing out what is probably the main difference between the two products. I think a rail-type post, well made, is going to be stronger than a post with a plate welded on top.