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    Anyone running a speedball?

    I did a search and only found two posts, I'm thinking about getting a Speedball R for my 5.5, is anyone here running them? Any problems?

    The speedball looks to be sturdier than the gravity dropper, it comes in 31.6 instead of the 27.8 of the dropper (which uses a shim to make up the extra seat tube diameter).

    I weigh a good 2.5 bills right now (yeah yeah, ok, so 275 :P) will that be a problem?
    Due to a lack of interest, tomorrow has been canceled

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    I have the Speedball on my SC Nomad.
    I am coming in at 270lbs and love it.
    At 6'3" it really help on the decents.
    Hope this helps!

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    Thanks, I just ordered one, I'll post up my results when I've tested it a bit
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    Got it and installed it today, seems pretty decent, definitely solid, I trust it a whole lot more than the gravity dropper on my buddy's 6.6 (which is only a 27.6mm seatpost and uses a shim to bring it up to full bore).

    The action isn't as smooth as I'd like, it doesn't extend freely all the way, but we'll see if it improves with use or there's something I can do to increase the pressure in the body of the thing.

    Looking forward to testing it out on saturday morning
    Due to a lack of interest, tomorrow has been canceled

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    Make sure you grease the cones that hold the seat adjustment, so you can fully tighten the seat adjustment. If you don't, it will slip when you hit hard on the seat. Once greased, per the instructions on Maverick's website, it hasn't slipped at all.

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    Set-Back Seatpost

    Any way to use the Speedball with a set-back seatpost?
    I'm trying to think but nothing happens!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbvampire
    Any way to use the Speedball with a set-back seatpost?
    Hmmm ???

    The Speedball IS a setback seatpost, if that's what you mean. By my measurement, it's got about 22-23mm of rearward setback, on par with some Race Face and Salsa posts I've used in the past.
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