Thomson refinishes stems and seat posts with limited run of ceramic coatings

Looking for something a little unique for your next cockpit? Thomson looks to be offering exactly that with their latest batch of limited edition products. Instead of the standard black or silver ano, Thomson is relying on ceramic coating to give their products a new look.

Thomson refinishes stems and seat posts with limited run of ceramic coatings Thomson refinishes stems and seat posts with limited run of ceramic coatings Thomson refinishes stems and seat posts with limited run of ceramic coatings

Using a Cerakote thin-film ceramic coating, Thomson’s first run of products will be in the “Jungle” color. We’re told that once Jungle is sold out, then they will be producing another limited run of “Sand”.

For stems, ceramic coated options will include the X2 and X4 in 90-120mm lengths with 31.8mm clamps.

Thomson refinishes stems and seat posts with limited run of ceramic coatings Thomson refinishes stems and seat posts with limited run of ceramic coatings

Seat posts will also be available, though only in 27.2mm diameters of the 330mm straight Elite. To go along with the seat posts, matching seat post collars will also be offered in 29.8mm diameter. It seems that by the sizes and options available that they’re going after the “gravel” market which seems to fit.

Both the stems and the seat posts will sell for $125 each, instead of the usual $100, and the collars will sell for $39.95. Available soon.

bikethomson.com

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blahblahblah
blahblahblah
3 years ago

i do like!

Bmx
Bmx
3 years ago

How does the baking process affect the alloy I wonder?

RazorMark
RazorMark
3 years ago
Reply to  Bmx

It won’t affect the alloy at all. I’ve been using cerakote for a while now and it only requires a 120°C/250°F temperature in the oven.

jdog
jdog
3 years ago
Reply to  Bmx

It causes a craving for snacks and laughter.

MaraudingWalrus
MaraudingWalrus
3 years ago

Just because Cerakote is a gun coating originally, it doesn’t mean that it has to be in drab colors! They do other colors, too. Have had a local frame painter do several spokes in colors for wheels I’ve built up to match the client’s bikes. Stuff seems to hold up really well, even on spokes.

JNH
JNH
3 years ago

I wholeheartedly agree, Cerakote do some beautiful colours, leave the tacticool shades for guns.

OriginalMV
OriginalMV
3 years ago

We stopped using Thomson seatpost collars when they switched from using bolts with a 4mm Allen head to a begging-to-round-out 3mm Allen head. Maybe those collars can put an adequate squeeze on aluminium or carbon seattube, but they fall short of the challenge with titanium seattubes.

MaraudingWalrus
MaraudingWalrus
3 years ago
Reply to  OriginalMV

I was surprised to see the size of the bolt when I ordered a Thomson collar for a frame of mine recently. Seems to be begging to cause a problem.

BMX
BMX
3 years ago

Brilliant, made my day.

Geoffrey Stone
Geoffrey Stone
3 years ago

So I guess the vaunted 25mm setback seatpost project is truly dead, now? This must be the first show season in about four years that Thomson haven’t shown a prototype of it.

onrhodes
3 years ago
Reply to  Geoffrey Stone

exactly what I was thinking too.

trundle
trundle
3 years ago
Reply to  onrhodes

I emailed Thomson in the spring. They told me the 26mm layback post would be out “early summer”

pasqual
pasqual
3 years ago

90-120mm lengths? I’d buy this if they were available shorter.

teddy
teddy
3 years ago

I wonder if this coating is in response to their nearly always seizing posts with steel frames. The micro grooves running latitudinal on the post alloy moisture to collect and seize to the frame over time. I’ve had 2 and both times it has happened resulting in a blow torch to the seat tube to extract the post.

Snack Pack
Snack Pack
3 years ago
Reply to  teddy

BRN, going to grease my seat posts…