Originally Posted by moodfart
Any experience with dropper style seat posts? I feel like I'm a pretty solid mountain biker, and my Giant Reign is one of the best things I've ever purchased. Besides brakes, the only other 'complaint' (can't really call it that) is having to interrupt my 'flow' to get off the bike and lower the seat for downhill sections. I love making use of all 6"
... that's where the bike really shines. And to climb efficiently, I really need to get back off the bike and extend the post higher, otherwise I'm not able to get near my full power to the pedals.
LBS has the giant post for $220+tx... it seems steep but it also seems like an amazing addition to the ride, and I wont buy online... the LBS is amazing with customer support and super nice guys. I also figure I'll always be able to take the seat post with me as I move on to other bikes (eventually). I've heard some negatives of seat play and mechanical failures, but I've also heard they're worth their weight in gold. Thoughts?
My Stumpy came with the Command Post. I rarely use it, as we just don't have extended distances of terrain that benefits its use. I'll run fully extended on fireroads, then, drop it to the middle on the trail. The only problem I've had is that I let someone ride my bike and they didn't understand how to adjust the post and they broke the cable (the post will not release with weight on it). Not a big deal, as I just put in a new cable (takes a shift cable).
magazine (DH/AM focused) have continual updates on their test posts. So far, they've only recommended the Crank Brothers Kronolog. They've recently received the new Rock Shox Reverb and, so far, say it looks to be an excellent post. Unfortunately, they've have had problems with every other dropper post tested. So, I guess, those would be the two models I'd look at. Though, you may not be happy with their pricetags.