Thomson has a fitting reputation for reliable, functional and lightweight components. In the same vein as Chris King, they take their time before releasing a product — when they do, they’ve done it right. The Thomson Seatclamp is no different. Granted, most of us don’t consider a seatclamp a performance component — that is, until it’s not performing. There’s not much worse than being on a ride when your seatpost is gently easing its way down into the seat tube. The Thomson Seatclamp represents the Thomson values in a sleek, simple, lightweight package. While they admit you probably won’t win a race because of it, Thomson engineered this beauty to perform — the bolt is threaded at an angle, about 1. 5 degrees off-center, to help provide awesome clamping force — they say just 20 inch-pounds on the fastener will suffice. It’s available in anodized black or silver in 31. 8 or 35. 0mm sizes.
- Claimed Weight: 18 g
- Quick-Release: no
- Material: aluminum
- Recommended Use: road or mountain
- Manufacturer Warranty: limited lifetime