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Thomson Covert Elite Dropper Seatpost

$479.95

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    7 Reviews

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    Get a little lower.

    From the company that prides itself on rigid seatposts comes something with a little more flexibility. The Thomson Covert Elite Dropper Seatpost is the next generation of the Elite Dropper post designed for internally routed cables.

    Not content to just follow the herd, Thomson uses custom-made Norglide bearing bushings, custom-made Trelleborg O-rings and seals. The one-piece internal post is forged and has no moving parts that could cause failure. Cam action provides smooth and accurate height adjustment. Unlike many posts that turn to hydraulics, Thomson opted for cables. This both reduces the weight and increases the reliability of the system. The post is adjusted through a remote lever attached to the handlebars.

    • One-piece forged internal post with a 5mm offset
    • Cable adjustment
    • Remote lever
    • Item #THP000B

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [seatpost] aluminum
    Diameter
    30.9 mm, 31.6 mm
    Length
    400 mm
    Offset
    5 mm
    Travel
    125 mm
    Claimed Weight
    592 g
    Recommended Use
    mountain biking
    Manufacturer Warranty
    2 years

    Tech Specs

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    works like a dream 99% of the time

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    developed some play when i picked the bike up by the saddle while post was in the 'down' position. that sucked some air into the oil chamber. resulted in about 2 mm of play, but i could live with it. sent it in for service under warranty, experience was pleasant, quick, and the play was gone! then today i notice the post was slow to return to full extension, and then his happened! post pulled the top seal right out on extension. boooooo.

    as for ergonomics, i have the gen 2 lever. no complaints. it's great that you can unscrew the cable mount from the bottom of the post for easy removal from the frame. makes warrantying this sucker a snap!

    meanwhile the KS Lev Integra I've been loaning to a buddy for a year now has been going strong with nary a hiccup. hasn't even been serviced yet!

    works like a dream 99% of the time

    Solid - Lives up to the Thomson Rep.

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Put one on my steel hardtail with full internal routing. It's still fairly early days but the post has zero wiggle and super smooth action. The clamp is typical Thomson strong and easy to set up. My one complaint would be the remote and the way cable management at the bar.

    Silky smooth

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    So smooth and the feel and ease the lever is better in my opinion than the KS. Had a KS LEV beofre this and wanted to get an internally routed dropper for my next post, but read many bad reviews about the LEV Integra, so went with Thompson. Have ridden it only for one month at this point, so will update if any problems, but so far I am very pleased.

    Solid Post

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've been happy with the post for more than a year now of heavy use on my Pivot mach 6 with all types of riding from full loops in the bobsled to the lift laps at the PC resorts. Just starting to get some notable front to back play, but I'd expect that from any post after a solid year of use.

    Covert Ops

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This seatpost mounts very clean and performs like all Thomson products: Flawless. The lever has a good feel to it and even has a machined out portion that hides the cable and cable end cleanly. Action is smooth and the rate of seat return is not too fast, and not too slow....it's just right....so it doesn't punch your treasures.

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    drops it like its hot

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I'm more of fan of the fancy XX Reverb posts, but tried this one out b/c its a Thompson - works well, lever is easy to reach, and most importantly it doesn't have any side-to-side play. Cable action is light and drag free.

    the 400mm the entire length of the seat post and it drops 125 so the range is 275-400 correct?

    Hey Casey,



    You are right that the total length is 400mm, while the usable length is 300mm since you need at least 100 mm inside the frame to keep the seatpost attached. The minimum stack height is 188 mm from frame to saddle rail. Pretty much you can have your seat anywhere from 188-300 mm from your frame.



    Feel free to shoot me any additional questions on the Thomson Covert Elite Dropper or other Seatposts.

    Can the Thomson covert dropper post accept carbon railed saddles?

    Yes. I am running them now on a Romin Evo Pro. You want to make sure that the rails of all seatposts are ovalized for the larger carbon rails. The other thing to watch out for is you need to be very careful about seatposts that clamp horizontally (parallel with the ground). The thomson seatpost clamps sit on top and below the rails (vertically) so the forces are not pinching the oval of the carbon rails.