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Hi, new member to Serial 1 Forum. Pulled the trigger on the Rush City Speed with the awesome sale. Now trying to remain calm while the bike is picked and shipped. I feel like a kid on Christmas waiting to get a bike. I am 51 :). My question is...has anyone purchased a suspension stem seat-post? Is one needed? I have a Scott eGenius 920 and love the full suspension and I am curious if no shock is harsh. Love reading the posts here.
 

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Harsh is a relative term. I can tell you that mine is less harsh than my hybrid. Don't know if that helps, but I still lift my rear off the seat for larger bumps. The fatter tires certainly make difference. They are also only inflated to 30psi. My hybrid tires take ~80psi.

I plan to use the same strategy for modifying this bicycle that I use for motorcycles. I make no changes for at least 3 months and that's only for things that are super obvious. Most changes will wait until 6 months. I've found that the engineers and designers typically know what they're doing and that there is a transition period needed to adjust to a new machine. I've regretted some changes I've made early on, but never when I gave it some time. YMMV

I've never used a suspension post or a sprung seat. How long are their stokes? It seems like longer strokes will change the distance between me and my controls (pedals/handlebars) and that might cause some control issues
 

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Hi, new member to Serial 1 Forum. Pulled the trigger on the Rush City Speed with the awesome sale. Now trying to remain calm while the bike is picked and shipped. I feel like a kid on Christmas waiting to get a bike. I am 51 :). My question is...has anyone purchased a suspension stem seat-post? Is one needed? I have a Scott eGenius 920 and love the full suspension and I am curious if no shock is harsh. Love reading the posts here.
Harsh is a relative term. I can tell you that mine is less harsh than my hybrid. Don't know if that helps, but I still lift my rear off the seat for larger bumps. The fatter tires certainly make difference. They are also only inflated to 30psi. My hybrid tires take ~80psi.

I plan to use the same strategy for modifying this bicycle that I use for motorcycles. I make no changes for at least 3 months and that's only for things that are super obvious. Most changes will wait until 6 months. I've found that the engineers and designers typically know what they're doing and that there is a transition period needed to adjust to a new machine. I've regretted some changes I've made early on, but never when I gave it some time. YMMV

I've never used a suspension post or a sprung seat. How long are their stokes? It seems like longer strokes will change the distance between me and my controls (pedals/handlebars) and that might cause some control issues
Welcome to the forum guys!

@Chuckie Serial1 Congrats on your new Rush City Speed! I have felt the need to add something like a new seat but everyone has their own preferences.

@doctrue Which Serial 1 do you have?
 

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Welcome to the forum @Chuckie Serial1 and @doctrue, did you guys consider any other ebikes before going with a Serial 1?
I looked at several. The closest competitor was a Rad Power Bike. I'm an urbanite that needs reliable transport in hopes of replacing a car. Low maintenance, belt drive, no exposed gears, and hidden cables were all a factor. The Radpower also had a big ugly rat's nest of cables in front of the head tube
 

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Been using a suspension seat post for a long time. Had a simple roxshox elastomer spring unit on my mtb. It worked! I never looked back. Health issues warrent its use.never like softtail bikes(other than downhill) I was losing to much on my stroke.The new Redshift seems to offer a long lasting low maintenance option. I got a Mosh build started now,watch out😎😎😎
 

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Hi, new member to Serial 1 Forum. Pulled the trigger on the Rush City Speed with the awesome sale. Now trying to remain calm while the bike is picked and shipped. I feel like a kid on Christmas waiting to get a bike. I am 51 :). My question is...has anyone purchased a suspension stem seat-post? Is one needed? I have a Scott eGenius 920 and love the full suspension and I am curious if no shock is harsh. Love reading the posts here.
get yourself a 27.2 Kinetic suspension seat post for your weight.... wonderful thing!
 

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Harsh is a relative term. I can tell you that mine is less harsh than my hybrid. Don't know if that helps, but I still lift my rear off the seat for larger bumps. The fatter tires certainly make difference. They are also only inflated to 30psi. My hybrid tires take ~80psi.

I plan to use the same strategy for modifying this bicycle that I use for motorcycles. I make no changes for at least 3 months and that's only for things that are super obvious. Most changes will wait until 6 months. I've found that the engineers and designers typically know what they're doing and that there is a transition period needed to adjust to a new machine. I've regretted some changes I've made early on, but never when I gave it some time. YMMV

I've never used a suspension post or a sprung seat. How long are their stokes? It seems like longer strokes will change the distance between me and my controls (pedals/handlebars) and that might cause some control issues
I have a Trek Super Commuter 8S, which is a hard tail, that i added seatpost and handlebar stem kinetic suspension to. Both worthwhile add ons, especially when hitting bumps at a high rate of speed. These aftermarket suspension items Never created a control issue, but a couple of times my whole body thanked me for the shock absorption they did provide on a mean section of road. Since i mainly commute on paved roads i cant justify a bike with full suspension... When you drop those super schwalbe tires down to <30psi it really gets bouncy.
 

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Hey Christian, Do you recall the diameter of the seat post? I am going to order a Kinekt as well but can't find it on the website. Thanks!
Hey Christian, Do you recall the diameter of the seat post? I am going to order a Kinekt as well but can't find it on the website. Thanks!
Also, do you have the Rush City Speed? I am not sure if they are different for each model. Thx
 

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Hey Christian, Do you recall the diameter of the seat post? I am going to order a Kinekt as well but can't find it on the website. Thanks!
27.2 is the rush city speed seat post diameter. I installed my kinetic post and selle 209 lite seat the same day I got my serial 1.
 
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