Thomson – 35-mm-Cockpit, new seat posts and a dropper-update

Thomson Cockpits will now also available in a 35-mm clamp-version.
Matching handlebars are available with three different rise-options.

Thomson’s exhibition-stand surprised us with several novelties and great news. A 35-mm cockpit will soon be available, consisting of an 800-mm-hadlebar that can be cut in size and with the option of 10, 20 or 35 mm rise. Unlike all of their existing bars, this new one will come with 9° backsweep and 5° upsweep. Matching the handlebar is an Elite X4-stem with a 35-mm-clamp and a choice of 32, 40 or 50 mm lengths. The price for both the bar and the stem should be around the same as the 31.8 mm version.

Left: Elite seatpost with 25 mm setback. Right: Masterpiece Carbon – the name says it all!

The new version of the Elite with 25mm setback is an interesting option for all those who prefer a stiffer seatpost (in comparison: their famous version with a bend has 16 mm setback). For now, it will only be available in a 350 mm length. Two sizes on the other hand for the brand new Masterpiece Carbon seatpost (330/410 mm) in all common seat-tube diameters. The saddle rail clamps are also made of carbon and held together by two titanium bolts. We were given a price of $ 275, the price for Europe should be more or less the same or even a tad more expensive.

Coming soon, revised and yet more affordable: Elite Dropper 2.0.

And now the good news to finish with. If you always loved the Elite Dropper Post but could never get one, listen carefully now: the 2.0 version is on its way. With a small update on the tubing and connector and an almost identical mechanical core with the renowned Thomson quality, the popular seat-dropper will now be serviceable directly in your bike-shop – so you don’t have to send it in anymore. The best part of all: by omitting the 5 mm setback of the post’s head, Thomson could lower their production costs significantly, and assures us that customers will certainly be benefitting from this as it will be slightly cheaper than the previous one.

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