December 9, 2020

RECOMMENDED ACCESSORY: SUSPENSION SEAT POST

Now we all know the DŌST Kope and Drop come with some great suspension in the front. That suspension up there helps absorb the bumps and cracks we find ourselves in whether we are riding in the street or trail. Stiff bikes can jar you and have you feeling a little frame shock if it weren’t for that great suspension up front.
But what about the sometimes uncomfortable spot on the bike? The seat! Sure the DŌST bike comes with a great gel saddle, and it is certainly not as bad as other seats. But for me, I am just not a “bike saddle” kind of person. Know what I mean?

Now we all know the DŌST Kope and Drop come with some great suspension in the front. That suspension up there helps absorb the bumps and cracks we find ourselves in whether we are riding in the street or trail. Stiff bikes can jar you and have you feeling a little frame shock if it weren’t for that great suspension up front.

But what about the sometimes uncomfortable spot on the bike? The seat! Sure the DŌST bike comes with a great gel saddle, and it is certainly not as bad as other seats. But for me, I am just not a “bike saddle” kind of person. Know what I mean?

My brother loves riding even more than I do, and he can stay on a bike for hours on end. I get a lot of satisfaction riding for a long time, but I just can’t keep up with him in terms of comfort. I remember asking an ebike salesman once “How far does this bike go?” And he said “Further than anyone cares to sit on a bike seat.” Boy, did I hear him loud and clear.

So why not make the most contacted touch point on the entire bike, more cozy? I am sure by now, you have heard of bigger, cushier seats. But I am here to tell you something I just experienced for the first time: a suspension seat post!

This thing should come with every bike ever made! It absorbs the bumps so well that the seat doesn’t skip up your you-know-what every time you hit a pebble! Lucky for us, DŌST has a great upgrade offer for the Suntour NCX suspension seat post. You can get this during or even after your purchase, but instead of sounds like a sales add, let me tell you what it did for me.

This thing has 50mm of travel, which basically means anything within that threshold of travel you may hardly feel. Some bikes dont even have 50mm of travel on their front suspension! It is also fitted with a preload adjust, so you can coordinate it accordingly with your weight so you get the best cushioning. Oh and I should mention, it also has stainless brushings, so you don’t have to worry about this extra bit of your bike rusting.

After adding this, I could ride for far far longer than before. I hit a bump and it floated right along, I tested it on cracks, rocks, and other obstacles and it did amazing. “Okay,” I thought to myself, “time for the real challenge… the curb!” I went up and down the sidewalk curb and it handled it beautifully. No more seat getting crammed up!

Like when you explain an ebike to someone that is hearing about it for the first time; all you can recommend is that they try it out. They will be blown away! This has to be ridden to be believed.

You can purchase the Suntour NCX seat post on the DŌST website for just $149.00