The Thomson Elite seatpost is the standard by which all other seatposts are judged. Forged clamps, integrally machined head, and an elliptically extruded 7000 series aluminum body have made the Elite and the Setback Elite the industry models for strength, light weight and ease of adjustment. Over 40% stronger on ultimate strength test than the strongest production seatposts on the market. Over double the fatigue life of any production models we tested. The tube and head of the Thomson seatpost are integral-machined from one single piece of high strength 7000 series aluminum. The head is not pressed or bonded in. This allows for superior strength and minimum weight, allowing higher strength at low weights. About Thomson L.H Thomson was founded in 1981 by Loronzo "Ronnie" and Margaret Thomson. Ronnie an Ex Engineer for McDonnell Aircraft started Thomson to focus on the Manufacturing of precision machined parts using numerically controlled equipment for the aerospace industry (CNC). In 1994 L.H Thomson expanded to create its own brand of patented bike components using aerospace quality, design, principles and Manufacturing which we know today as Thomson bike products.