Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 101 to 200 of 454
  1. #101
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Mr. Lynch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    3,268
    I just picked up a brand new 125mm Blacklight but I haven't installed it yet. I have a 2011 Stumpjumper FSR and a 2011 Rockhopper 29er. I was thinking of buying a 2nd lever/cable and swapping the post between the bikes, but I'm not sure how difficult that would be and if the cable needs to be setup perfect or what. Any thoughts on if it is something that would be easy to do, or not worth the hassle?

  2. #102
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    61
    so i went back to the shop today and they had just gotten a shipment of 30.9s in all three sizes so they let me swap mine out for a new one. still some play but probably only half as much or less than before. the original command feels far more secure as far as play goes but i guess thats what you give up for the weight savings. I will say that the blacklite extends much more smoothly and the new remote/barrel adjuster is a welcome addition.

  3. #103
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Mr. Lynch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    3,268
    I got my post installed last night. One ride and I already love it and the blacklite post is really good looking too. I cant wait to really test it out this weekend.

  4. #104
    Keep on Rockin...
    Reputation: Miker J's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    4,757
    Got the Blacklite mongths ago and have ridden it alot since.

    It's the real deal. Zero regrets and even better than the GD.

  5. #105
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Mr. Lynch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    3,268
    I've had a few rides with the Command post and I absolutely love it! Best upgrade I've done to the bike.

  6. #106
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Wheelspinn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    179

    Specialized, what the F

    Iv had a 125mm travel, 31.6 blacklite on order for my trek remedy since mid October. They just pushed the release back to December! I tried one on my brothers enduro and can't believed I rode without one. Thanks to specialized I'm still riding without one. Thought about getting a reverb instead, but heard there not as reliable...
    If it's not one thing it's your mother

  7. #107
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Mr. Lynch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    3,268
    I got tired of waiting for them to get back in stock too. My LBS got two in, but they were both the 75mm versions. I ended up having my LBS see if anyone buying a 2012 bike that had a blacklite post wanted to sell it. It didnt take long before a customer bought a 2012 Stumpy and didn't want the post. He was more than happy to take $180 for it, and it had never been installed so it was basically a new post and it came with the gray lever instead of the red one.

  8. #108
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Buddha43's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    218
    is there a size chart somewhere that has info on which post is the correect size for the rider?

    I have a 2011 Stumpy FSR comp (med)
    Im 5'9" and ride with the standard Specialized post set at the 5.5 mark.

    I kinda jump the gun on a 125mm Blacklite post from a member here that had one for sale at a great price. I started researching it after I bought it (I know, not wise) and have not found too much on sizing, I hope its gonna be alright for me.

    Any thoughts?

  9. #109
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Buddha43's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    218
    Never mind, just looked up the specs from Specialized site, shows mediums are sold with the 125mm post, only the small frames for 100mm post.

  10. #110
    mtbr member
    Reputation: vic06's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    56
    FYI, the 125mm model is back in stock as of Dec. 1st.
    EAT : SLEEP : RIDE
    2010 Cannondale Rize 120 Three
    All Things Vic
    Flickr Set

  11. #111
    mtbr member
    Reputation: V.P.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    1,704
    Can someone put the 125mm Blacklight on a scale? (including cables)

  12. #112
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Mr. Lynch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    3,268
    It looks like all the posts are instock except for the 30.9 125mm post.

  13. #113
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    641
    People must have jumped all over them, an hour ago they were not showing as (out of stock) on the website

  14. #114
    BLAH BLAH
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    499
    anyone have a 100mm (30.9) they want to trade for a 125mm?. Not entirely sure this will happen but checking to see.
    Whats this line for?

  15. #115
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Rakuman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    838
    OK Ive had my command post for around 15 good rides and today FAIL
    keeps dropping by its self... it has plenty of play in the cable and pressure at 35, Time to see how good the warranty works, looks like I will have to buy a backup post to get me by,
    I always type in bold cuz I'm blind as a bat
    For the Rich there is therapy!!!! for the rest of us we have Mountain Biking


  16. #116
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Buddha43's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    218
    I just received my post today (bought new from a member here), took about a half hour to install and off I went for a nice 18 mile night ride on various terrain. The thing is pretty bad ass, no stopping to lower and raise the seat, just a nice continuous non-stop ride. The post works perfectly, no adjustments after set up, just a little more air is all it took. Im stoked on it and the price I paid for it, definitely a rad compliment/upgrade to my bike (2011 SJ FSR comp).

  17. #117
    mtbr member
    Reputation: 9.8m/s/s's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    1,163
    Quote Originally Posted by Rakuman View Post
    OK Ive had my command post for around 15 good rides and today FAIL
    keeps dropping by its self... it has plenty of play in the cable and pressure at 35, Time to see how good the warranty works, looks like I will have to buy a backup post to get me by,

    I blew mine out last weekend riding also. It still locked perfectly in all three positions, but the air was totally gone. Brought it back to the shop on Saturday. They spoke to Specialized Monday and Specialized said it sounded like an o- ring problem. They shipped it off and it is currently in transit (hopefully on it's way back now). If anyone is interested I'll follow up once I get get back and finish the whole process.
    I call for a mandate to allow only road bikes on trails to limit our speeds and increase our line picking skills-FB

  18. #118
    mtbr member
    Reputation: vic06's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    56
    Quote Originally Posted by Rakuman View Post
    OK Ive had my command post for around 15 good rides and today FAIL
    keeps dropping by its self... it has plenty of play in the cable and pressure at 35, Time to see how good the warranty works, looks like I will have to buy a backup post to get me by,
    Before you send it back, I'd take a second look at the cable, if you haven't yet. Looks like a sticky cable needs to be lubricated and/or double check that the gap between the cable housing and the barrel at the seat end is 17mm. The manual has a maintenance and troubleshooting section that might fix the problem without having to send it for service.
    EAT : SLEEP : RIDE
    2010 Cannondale Rize 120 Three
    All Things Vic
    Flickr Set

  19. #119
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Rakuman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    838
    Quote Originally Posted by vic06 View Post
    Before you send it back, I'd take a second look at the cable, if you haven't yet. Looks like a sticky cable needs to be lubricated and/or double check that the gap between the cable housing and the barrel at the seat end is 17mm. The manual has a maintenance and troubleshooting section that might fix the problem without having to send it for service.
    The first thing I looked for is a sticky cable or to much tension. Its not the cable I wrench bikes and I know what to look for I even disconnected the cable after about 10 unintentional drops and it still dropped, my dealer pretty much knew what was wrong and its internal I will get it back from specialized in a week. thanks for the info thou I know you are just trying to help.
    I always type in bold cuz I'm blind as a bat
    For the Rich there is therapy!!!! for the rest of us we have Mountain Biking


  20. #120
    mtbr member
    Reputation: vic06's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    56
    Quote Originally Posted by Rakuman View Post
    The first thing I looked for is a sticky cable or to much tension. Its not the cable I wrench bikes and I know what to look for I even disconnected the cable after about 10 unintentional drops and it still dropped, my dealer pretty much knew what was wrong and its internal I will get it back from specialized in a week. thanks for the info thou I know you are just trying to help.
    Ugh, at least the dealer knew what the problem was and the turnaround is quick. I got mine on Friday and I have only one ride on mine, fingers crossed.
    EAT : SLEEP : RIDE
    2010 Cannondale Rize 120 Three
    All Things Vic
    Flickr Set

  21. #121
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Atomik Carbon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,365
    Well the verdict is in........there is no trouble free adjustable seatpost. Luck of the draw. Just choose one that has a good warranty and get used to sending it back. Make sure you keep a backup straight seatpost for those occasions.

  22. #122
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    3
    I ride a lot in the mountains on some serious terrain and it has changes my life.

  23. #123
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    21

    Blacklite

    I have the 125 versions on each of my two bikes, one since it was first available and one for about 3 months. I ride 4-6 times a month and have had no problems with operation. I agree with some of the comments that the lever can be a bit awkward, but I seem to have gotten used to it. I clearly have more confidence on descents as a result. The only issue I have had was not being able to tighten the seat enough to prevent the seat from rotating (nose popping up) periodically, even though I was tightening way over spec. Problem seems to have been solved with use of a bit of carbon paste. Other than that, so far they have been great!

  24. #124
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Rakuman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    838
    Quote Originally Posted by Rakuman View Post
    The first thing I looked for is a sticky cable or to much tension. Its not the cable I wrench bikes and I know what to look for I even disconnected the cable after about 10 unintentional drops and it still dropped, my dealer pretty much knew what was wrong and its internal I will get it back from specialized in a week. thanks for the info thou I know you are just trying to help.
    Update Spesh Is sending a new replacement post.
    I always type in bold cuz I'm blind as a bat
    For the Rich there is therapy!!!! for the rest of us we have Mountain Biking


  25. #125
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Mr. Lynch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    3,268
    I've had mine for 6 weeks and I love it! It might be the best upgrade I've put on my bike.

  26. #126
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    641
    Is everybodys blacklite post lever able to be used as the clamp for specialized grips? I thought that was one of the nice features i was looking forward too. When the demo truck was at the shop i work for all command post levers were he grip clamp, i built a stumpy early last week and the grip was mounted the same way out of the box with a regular grip clamp in the extras baggy. I opened up my post today and went to install it only to find the clamp was just like the frirst generation command post. This totally screws with my control set up, even with elixr 7/ x7shifter/ with matchmaker. I cant get the lever in the position i want without hitting my shifters. What are the mount options everyone has with there levers.

  27. #127
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Wheelspinn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    179
    As stated in the instruction manual, the grip clamp is an OEM application. As in, it is included as an OEM part on bikes that ship from specialized with command posts installed as original equipment. When the post is bought as an accessory, the bar clamp lever is included.
    If it's not one thing it's your mother

  28. #128
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    641
    Ok, so maybe i should have read through those,but still on the website the pictures of the post shows the grip clamp and doesnt state otherwise. Doesnt make sense why they would make 2 different clamps. OEM comes wi a hard rubber shim to use it on the bar for those not using speshy grips. Ok, my rant is over, time to call the rep.

  29. #129
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    913
    So I've had my command post blacklite since beginning of May. The post has been trouble free for me except lately I started to feel like the lever is getting harder and harder to push(but I have bad memory so I can't remember if it has always been like this). To the point now it kind of hurts my thumb to activate it. Anyway, to make a long story short, I must of gotten water into the cable/housing cuz the cable was looking pretty bad when I took it out. Also, I decided to remove the noodle while replacing the cable to see if that was causing some binding. With the new cable and the noodle removed the lever is so easy to push I'm kicking myself for not doing it sooner.
    Anyway, if anyone else is having issues with the lever being hard to push might want to check the cable and try removing the noodle.

  30. #130
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    931
    Quote Originally Posted by Buddha43 View Post
    I just received my post today (bought new from a member here), took about a half hour to install and off I went for a nice 18 mile night ride on various terrain. The thing is pretty bad ass, no stopping to lower and raise the seat, just a nice continuous non-stop ride. The post works perfectly, no adjustments after set up, just a little more air is all it took. Im stoked on it and the price I paid for it, definitely a rad compliment/upgrade to my bike (2011 SJ FSR comp).
    Is the 125mm a perfect fit for your height?

  31. #131
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    641
    Quote Originally Posted by anthonylokrn View Post
    Is the 125mm a perfect fit for your height?
    At 6' with long legs ridng a large enduro the 125 command post is exactly he same height when lowered as my stock rigid post dropped all the way. Stock poat was at min insert line when up, command post is at about the 9 hash mark. I would like he post lower more just for feel when grabbing it closer to my knees, but it works. I may try a ks spernatural in the future for kicks, but not stressing over it.

  32. #132
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Wheelspinn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    179
    I'm 6'2 and definitely not want anything shorter then 125. Actually, if they made a 150 I would prefer that.
    If it's not one thing it's your mother

  33. #133
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    12

    Anyone know any good place to buy a 30.9 / 125 post?

    Hey all-

    I would like to add this post to my 2012 StumpJumper FSR Comp 29er, however I am having a hard time locating one for a decent price. The Specialized website is out of stock and my local dealers either dont have one or they are asking $300 plus for the ones they do have in stock.

    Any suggestions on who to call for a post?

  34. #134
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Rakuman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    838
    Quote Originally Posted by DanoC33 View Post
    Hey all-

    I would like to add this post to my 2012 StumpJumper FSR Comp 29er, however I am having a hard time locating one for a decent price. The Specialized website is out of stock and my local dealers either dont have one or they are asking $300 plus for the ones they do have in stock.

    Any suggestions on who to call for a post?
    Nomad, Specialized DJ, Industry Nine, Command Post, Brooks - SocalTrailRiders.org Classifieds
    This guys got a new one for $200 jump on this quik
    I always type in bold cuz I'm blind as a bat
    For the Rich there is therapy!!!! for the rest of us we have Mountain Biking


  35. #135
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Buddha43's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    218
    Quote Originally Posted by anthonylokrn View Post
    Is the 125mm a perfect fit for your height?

    Yep! Im 5'9" tall and ride a medium 11 FSR comp. The post has works perfectly since initial set up.

  36. #136
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    5
    Is the speacilized rockchopper any good? 29er?

  37. #137
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    931
    Quote Originally Posted by DanoC33 View Post
    Hey all-

    I would like to add this post to my 2012 StumpJumper FSR Comp 29er, however I am having a hard time locating one for a decent price. The Specialized website is out of stock and my local dealers either dont have one or they are asking $300 plus for the ones they do have in stock.

    Any suggestions on who to call for a post?
    Ouch. That some crappy dealers you have in your area. I have a 100x31.6mm on order via my lbs for $175.

  38. #138
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    12
    Quote Originally Posted by anthonylokrn View Post
    Ouch. That some crappy dealers you have in your area. I have a 100x31.6mm on order via my lbs for $175.
    I agree. I may go with a Reverb post if finding a Blacklite does not pan out!

  39. #139
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    2

    Help!

    75 or 100mm for a small Specialized Epic 29er?

  40. #140
    mtbr member
    Reputation: vic06's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    56
    Quote Originally Posted by baileyessalexie View Post
    75 or 100mm for a small Specialized Epic 29er?
    I posted a picture of a 100mm extended next to a tape measure and the absolute lengths of all three in this other thread
    http://forums.mtbr.com/specialized/command-post-blacklite-sizing-question-754137.html#post8795641
    We were talking about different bikes and sizes, but you might still find it useful.
    EAT : SLEEP : RIDE
    2010 Cannondale Rize 120 Three
    All Things Vic
    Flickr Set

  41. #141
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    913
    Quote Originally Posted by baileyessalexie View Post
    75 or 100mm for a small Specialized Epic 29er?
    First, measure your current seatpost to see how much of it is exposed. Measure from the seat rail to the top of the seat tube.
    Then, try to push the seatpost all the way into your seat tube to see if you can do that. Some bikes have interrupted seat tube which doesn't allow the seatpost to go all the way down.
    If you have at least 6.5 inches of seatpost exposed, and you can put 8.5 inches of the seat post into the seat tube, then you can use either the 75mm or 100mm post.
    If you have between 5.5 inches and 6.5 inches exposed and you can put about 7.5 inches of the seat post into the seat tube, then you will need the 75mm post.
    If you have less than 5.5 inches exposed, then neither one will work. If your frame has an interrupted seat tube then you'll need to take some measurements to figure out which post will work. Hope that helps

  42. #142
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    641
    Quote Originally Posted by Wheelspinn View Post
    I'm 6'2 and definitely not want anything shorter then 125. Actually, if they made a 150 I would prefer that.
    i am 6' and with the 125mm i feel like i would like the seat to drop lower

    the kind shock supernatural is available in 150mm and i may end up buying one of them to try out whenever i get the chance.

  43. #143
    1:18
    Reputation: Corvette's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    484
    Quote Originally Posted by baileyessalexie View Post
    75 or 100mm for a small Specialized Epic 29er?
    I know it's a different beast, but the small Enduro SL takes the 100 mm post just barely in.

  44. #144
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    52
    Got my first real ride in with my new Blacklite. What a difference. Its like I gained 5 extra inches of travel. I guess I did but in my legs. So far it has a little side to side play and was making some awful creaking noises towards the end of the ride. Im guessing re-grease the post and the clamps for the seat.

  45. #145
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    152
    anybody find out what the black rubber piece is for? still cant figure it out

  46. #146
    mtbr member
    Reputation: griffter18's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    506
    Its a noodle.
    It goes on the end of the cable to protect the end instead of a crimp.
    It tends to fall off so get a crimp and put the rubber bit in the bin

  47. #147
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Wheelspinn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    179
    The installation manual calls the 90 degree curved metal tube next to the control switch the noodle. Im pretty sure that the cable passes through it ,under one of the end caps for water resistance... Just not sure which one... I installed mine in the trash can.
    If it's not one thing it's your mother

  48. #148
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Lost Biker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    643
    Quote Originally Posted by BertoManfred View Post
    anybody find out what the black rubber piece is for? still cant figure it out
    If you are referring to the rubber piece shaped like a rocket, you can disregard it. I had the same question and contacted Specialized tech support. They said just throw it out. So i did. My command post works fine for 9 months now.

  49. #149
    Road Warrior
    Reputation: ROAD WARRIOR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    108
    So even Specialized doesn't know what it's for; I don't feel so stupid now.

  50. #150
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Lost Biker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    643
    Its been a while but I recall they told me it was used in the original command post install kit. It was added to the blacklite kit but not needed as the new blacklite doesnt use it.

  51. #151
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    345
    My wife saw the mini rubber rocket condom part sitting on my desk and said, "great install job, you left off a piece". Specialized, you made me look like an ass.

  52. #152
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    75
    I was on a ride and all the sudden my seatpost wouldn't spring back up. It was stuck in the lower position until i moved it back up manually, which it stayed at that height until i pressed the remote lever again. I thought great, here we go, ive had it for 5 months and the rumors are true. This is just another seatpost that fails after about 30-40 rides.
    When i got home and inspected it, i saw that the seatpost "collet" was loose. In the end, this piece being loose must have allowed air to escape from the chamber. All it took to fix was hand tighten this piece and use my shock pump to get it back up to 30psi. It is good as new! I love my blacklite!

  53. #153
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    471
    Quote Originally Posted by Redley78 View Post
    I was on a ride and all the sudden my seatpost wouldn't spring back up. It was stuck in the lower position until i moved it back up manually, which it stayed at that height until i pressed the remote lever again. I thought great, here we go, ive had it for 5 months and the rumors are true. This is just another seatpost that fails after about 30-40 rides.
    When i got home and inspected it, i saw that the seatpost "collet" was loose. In the end, this piece being loose must have allowed air to escape from the chamber. All it took to fix was hand tighten this piece and use my shock pump to get it back up to 30psi. It is good as new! I love my blacklite!
    Haven't had my Blacklight for as long, but this thing saved my bikes life! Using it has really be such a pleasure. No problems this far, and I have the confidence to believe that if I do run up against anything (similar to what you did), it'll be a quick fix that I can do on my own. Thumbs up for sure!

  54. #154
    chips & bier
    Reputation: eric's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,547
    Quote Originally Posted by Kendo View Post
    Judging by the reviews it sounds like there is no movement "play" issues with the seatpost. Unfortunately it appears my 100mm dropper I installed last night does. When in the middle dropper setting I have roughly 1/16" vertical play. The actual play isn't the issue to me it is the very audible clunk when you weight and unweight the post. Anybody have this issue?
    I am taking it for it first real ride now so I will see how big of an issue it is during trail riding. Likely be heading back to the bike shop where I bought it for their opinion.
    Sorry for the old post revival, but I'm wondering: how did this eventually pan out? I have one ride on my Blacklite, and it has the same play + clunk you describe. I won't be able to get the thing to a dealer for weeks, and certainly not in time for the next trip.

    Thanks for the info!

  55. #155
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    345
    There's no play in my black lite. I had one ride on one and it was clearly busted. Mike's Bikes just swapped it out. I would think if it was within 30 days your LBS would do the same.

  56. #156
    chips & bier
    Reputation: eric's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,547
    Okay, guess I'll take it in to the dealer when I'm back. As this defaults to a distributor warranty claim it will take weeks anyway, so I guess there's no rush. Was just wondering (hoping) the 1/16" of vertical play was a feature, not a bug

  57. #157
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    106

    seat creeps all the way back, any ideas?

    This is the only post I have ever had that the seat slowly creeps all the way back. I have only had the seat rotate in the clamp once and then I took a bit of sandpaper to it to rough up the surfaces and that fixed that problem but I cannot keep the seat form slipping backwards. Anyone else with this problem. I have overtightened it to see if that works but nothing seems to help. Titanium rails on the seat (WTB Rocket V).

  58. #158
    mtbr member
    Reputation: griffter18's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    506
    ".... seat slowly creeps all the way back" & "I have overtightened it to see if that works"

    Dont over tighten the clamp as you will weaken the rails if they are hollow. Check how tight using a torque wrench if possible.
    If it still slides check for any oil/grease on the interface and also check that the clamp bolt hasnt come undone.

    I had a similar problem on a road bike and it was due to the shape of the rails not matching the clamp so very little contact/grip.
    I solve this by putting a small amount of electrical insulation tape on the rails to increase the size and grip. Its worth a try if nothing else is working.

  59. #159
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    75
    Quote Originally Posted by cruzean View Post
    This is the only post I have ever had that the seat slowly creeps all the way back. I have only had the seat rotate in the clamp once and then I took a bit of sandpaper to it to rough up the surfaces and that fixed that problem but I cannot keep the seat form slipping backwards. Anyone else with this problem. I have overtightened it to see if that works but nothing seems to help. Titanium rails on the seat (WTB Rocket V).
    I had this problem too. The seat would shift back in the middle of riding a section which was very annoying!
    I repeatedly tighted the bolt with a lot of torque and it would continue to happen. Finally, i was at the point where i was gonna go back to the bike shop for their advice, but i decided to tighten it as much as i could. Its probably never coming off now, but it hasnt moved since.
    I know this is not recommended, but it worked for me.

  60. #160
    mtbr member
    Reputation: zuuds's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    473
    Quote Originally Posted by cruzean View Post
    This is the only post I have ever had that the seat slowly creeps all the way back. I have only had the seat rotate in the clamp once and then I took a bit of sandpaper to it to rough up the surfaces and that fixed that problem but I cannot keep the seat form slipping backwards. Anyone else with this problem. I have overtightened it to see if that works but nothing seems to help. Titanium rails on the seat (WTB Rocket V).
    Try some carbon assembly paste on the clamp, I did that from the get-go and haven't had any slippage issues.

  61. #161
    The Green Machine
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    149
    I've started experiencing an issue where my post rises but slowly...especially in the second stage (from middle to extended riding position).

    I'm not sure why...I checked the air pressure, it's fine no leaks. Cable is fine. The actuator is moving freely and all the way down into the release position when I use the switch on the handle bar.

    The seatpost clamp is not too tight either.

    I tried lubing the stanchion up but it isn't helping.

    On occasion when I manually cycle the post up down and up with my hands I can feel a bit of grinding in there. Not always, just sometimes.

    Thoughts?

  62. #162
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    471
    Quote Originally Posted by littleblue View Post
    I've started experiencing an issue where my post rises but slowly...especially in the second stage (from middle to extended riding position).

    I'm not sure why...I checked the air pressure, it's fine no leaks. Cable is fine. The actuator is moving freely and all the way down into the release position when I use the switch on the handle bar.

    The seatpost clamp is not too tight either.

    I tried lubing the stanchion up but it isn't helping.

    On occasion when I manually cycle the post up down and up with my hands I can feel a bit of grinding in there. Not always, just sometimes.

    Thoughts?
    I've had the same issue. From what I understand from reading the instruction manual, it happens because of the outside temps. When it's lower than 50 degrees F, the oil in the post has a tendency to become "sticky". There's a different weight oil you can get to remedy this problem, but to me it's not worth it with warmer temps right around the corner. With mine, it happened maybe 1 time out of every 20 times I lowered the post. If it doesn't happen when the post is warm (like inside your house) then I wouldn't worry too much about it.
    This is just my experience anyway, if it's really worrying you, take it in to the shop and see what they have to say.

  63. #163
    mtbr member
    Reputation: kingbozo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    712
    Quote Originally Posted by Pike14 View Post
    I've had the same issue. From what I understand from reading the instruction manual, it happens because of the outside temps. When it's lower than 50 degrees F, the oil in the post has a tendency to become "sticky". There's a different weight oil you can get to remedy this problem, but to me it's not worth it with warmer temps right around the corner. With mine, it happened maybe 1 time out of every 20 times I lowered the post. If it doesn't happen when the post is warm (like inside your house) then I wouldn't worry too much about it.
    This is just my experience anyway, if it's really worrying you, take it in to the shop and see what they have to say.
    I noticed the exact same issue on mine. Post was rising slowly when the temps were in the thirties. As soon as it got back to room temp it worked flawlessly.

  64. #164
    The Green Machine
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    149
    Quote Originally Posted by kingbozo View Post
    I noticed the exact same issue on mine. Post was rising slowly when the temps were in the thirties. As soon as it got back to room temp it worked flawlessly.
    Damn...I'm having this issue in the house and outside...plus I'm in "sunny CA" so my riding temperatures aren't much below 50 degrees.

  65. #165
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Buddha43's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    218
    FYI, my BL has had zero issues. I ride every other day 15-20 miles per ride in varying temps, actuate the post multiple times during ride.

  66. #166
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Porschefan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    424
    Quote Originally Posted by Rakuman View Post
    I know this an old post, but I thought I would add my comment and rant a little bit about Specialized and their policies.

    I've been in the market for a dropper seatpost for awhile now and I keep coming back to preferring the Blacklight. However, over the past six months it has been very difficult, if not impossible to get one from the Specialized website or from my local Specialized dealers (2 here in Albuquerque).

    In the meantime there have been several take-offs available on various forums and on eBay. The catch on these is that Specialized will NOT cover any of these under warranty. I've called Specialized twice to confirm this.

    Additionally, Specialized won't authorize internet sellers to ship their products, so even if you find a dealer who has an internet presence (Art's Cyclery is one) they are limited to selling to walk-in customers only.

    I have let Specialized's customer service reps know that I'm not happy with their policy. I guess I could understand/forgive the no-warranty policy if they would at least allow their dealers to sell across the internet. But the reps I've spoken with have pretty clearly had their hands tied and Specialized certainly isn't going to mind they have PO'd one potential customer.

    Spring is coming so I'm going to want to get something for the new season, but I'm close to the point of not buying ANYTHING from Specialized, just on principle.

    Rant over.....
    The secret to mountain biking is pretty simple. The slower you go the more likely it is you'll crash. ~Julie Furtado

  67. #167
    mtbr member
    Reputation: mestapho's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    2,340
    Quote Originally Posted by Porschefan View Post
    Additionally, Specialized won't authorize internet sellers to ship their products, so even if you find a dealer who has an internet presence (Art's Cyclery is one) they are limited to selling to walk-in customers only.
    I bought mine from Art's Cyclery and had it shipped to me.
    Used the 15% off coupon code and it ended up being $250 shipped.

  68. #168
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Porschefan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    424
    Quote Originally Posted by mestapho View Post
    I bought mine from Art's Cyclery and had it shipped to me.
    Used the 15% off coupon code and it ended up being $250 shipped.
    Thanks for the tip. I'll try calling them again. I spoke with someone there today and he thought he couldn't ship, but wasn't sure. I'll follow up.
    The secret to mountain biking is pretty simple. The slower you go the more likely it is you'll crash. ~Julie Furtado

  69. #169
    mtbr member
    Reputation: mestapho's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    2,340
    I just checked and I ordered it on Jan. 4th
    The coupon code is SAVE15.

    Product Name Order Alloc Price Total
    Specialized Blacklite Command Post 30.9x425 1 1 274.99 274.99
    15% Off Customer Appreciation Discount 1 1 -41.24 -41.24
    Sub Total = 233.75
    Sales Tax = 18.12
    Ship Via: UPS Ground = 0.00
    Payment Method: Visa/Master Card = 251.87

  70. #170
    mtbr member
    Reputation: zuuds's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    473
    Quote Originally Posted by Porschefan View Post
    I know this an old post, but I thought I would add my comment and rant a little bit about Specialized and their policies.

    I've been in the market for a dropper seatpost for awhile now and I keep coming back to preferring the Blacklight. However, over the past six months it has been very difficult, if not impossible to get one from the Specialized website or from my local Specialized dealers (2 here in Albuquerque).

    In the meantime there have been several take-offs available on various forums and on eBay. The catch on these is that Specialized will NOT cover any of these under warranty. I've called Specialized twice to confirm this.

    Additionally, Specialized won't authorize internet sellers to ship their products, so even if you find a dealer who has an internet presence (Art's Cyclery is one) they are limited to selling to walk-in customers only.

    I have let Specialized's customer service reps know that I'm not happy with their policy. I guess I could understand/forgive the no-warranty policy if they would at least allow their dealers to sell across the internet. But the reps I've spoken with have pretty clearly had their hands tied and Specialized certainly isn't going to mind they have PO'd one potential customer.

    Spring is coming so I'm going to want to get something for the new season, but I'm close to the point of not buying ANYTHING from Specialized, just on principle.

    Rant over.....
    Agree- Big S' polices are totally lame. I decided to get a Blacklite when it had just recently come out, and I had to wait several months till my size was in stock. This product has been out for about a year now (?) and Big S still can't produce enough supply to meet demand? That's ghey-tarded.

    You should hold out for one with a warranty, dropper posts seem to be one of the most trouble-prone components. Hopefully Fox's D.O.S.S. will be coming out soon, that looks like an attractive alternative to the blacklite, although I'm sure it won't be cheap.

    More posts to be hitting the market soon, such as the Kronolog, KS Lev, etc. etc., more competition is a good thing. Big S better get its act together. Doesn't Big S have a saying "innovate or die?" That being said, I love my blacklite and I would get another one, but I won't wait for months and months next time.

  71. #171
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Porschefan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    424
    [QUOTE=mestapho;9092779]I just checked and I ordered it on Jan. 4th
    The coupon code is SAVE15.

    Quote Originally Posted by zuuds View Post
    You should hold out for one with a warranty, dropper posts seem to be one of the most trouble-prone components. Hopefully Fox's D.O.S.S. will be coming out soon, that looks like an attractive alternative to the blacklite, although I'm sure it won't be cheap.
    Just got off the phone with someone at Art's Cyclery who said that for peripheral gear, they can ship Specialized to me. The bad news is that the 125mm x 30.9 model is out of stock and won't be back in until May.

    More good news is that one of my local Spesh dealers says they have one in stock. Not sure whether it is the aftermarket model with the handlebar clamp, or a take-off with the lever on the grip-end. I suppose it doesn't matter much.

    The guy at Art's really liked the Blacklite and said they seem to be much more reliable than anything else out there right now.

    I do understand Specialized's requiring proof-of-purchase for warranty work, but it's hard to take when they are keeping all the production stock reserved for their own new bikes.

    And yes, I wouldn't buy any of these products without the warranty since they all seem to be prone to some kind of failure sooner or later.

    Thanks for the input guys.
    The secret to mountain biking is pretty simple. The slower you go the more likely it is you'll crash. ~Julie Furtado

  72. #172
    mtbr member
    Reputation: mestapho's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    2,340
    [QUOTE=Porschefan;9092843]
    Quote Originally Posted by mestapho View Post
    I just checked and I ordered it on Jan. 4th
    The coupon code is SAVE15.



    Just got off the phone with someone at Art's Cyclery who said that for peripheral gear, they can ship Specialized to me. The bad news is that the 125mm x 30.9 model is out of stock and won't be back in until May.

    More good news is that one of my local Spesh dealers says they have one in stock. Not sure whether it is the aftermarket model with the handlebar clamp, or a take-off with the lever on the grip-end. I suppose it doesn't matter much.

    The guy at Art's really liked the Blacklite and said they seem to be much more reliable than anything else out there right now.

    I do understand Specialized's requiring proof-of-purchase for warranty work, but it's hard to take when they are keeping all the production stock reserved for their own new bikes.

    And yes, I wouldn't buy any of these products without the warranty since they all seem to be prone to some kind of failure sooner or later.

    Thanks for the input guys.
    After 3 mos of riding with this post I can say it is awesome.
    Only had issues on one ride where it kept slipping down to the cruiser height on its own. Hasn't done it anymore.
    For pure reliability I would go Gravity Dropper though.

  73. #173
    mtbr member
    Reputation: griffter18's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    506
    "Additionally, Specialized won't authorize internet sellers to ship their products, so even if you find a dealer who has an internet presence (Art's Cyclery is one) they are limited to selling to walk-in customers only"

    Speci doesnt permit internet sales simply to ensure that all franchises & shops offer a minimum level of service and quality. Thats not a bad thing for the buyer and it also makes sure that the buyer gets the right size bike etc.
    I dont think there is any issues with buyers purchasing over the phone and having items shipped though. When I bought my original Command post I contacted Speci Uk as none of the local dealers had them in stock. Speci pointed me in the direction of a dealer they new had stock and recommended shipping.

  74. #174
    Axe
    Axe is offline
    Custom User Title
    Reputation: Axe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    7,233
    Quote Originally Posted by griffter18 View Post
    Speci doesnt permit internet sales simply to ensure that all franchises & shops offer a minimum level of service and quality. Thats not a bad thing for the buyer and it also makes sure that the buyer gets the right size bike etc.
    No, they do not permit that because they are an evil empire who destroy independent shops and compete through lawsuits.

  75. #175
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Porschefan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    424

    100mm vs. 125mm drops

    I visited the shop where I bought my bike, which is also a Specialized dealer. Turns out they don't have the 125mm version after all. The manager of the bike shop, who is a pretty good guy and very experienced, thought that the 100mm version (which they do have in stock...) would be more than enough for me.

    I'm not a real experienced rider but I figured that 125mm would be better, but maybe not? I'm 6' tall and my current seatpost has about 8" exposed from the seat tube to the saddle rails. I've measured and the 125mm post should fit fine. But do I need the extra inch? My main purpose in buying this is to get me used to getting "back" when heading downhill--failure to do so a few months ago led to a fairly serious crash/face plant and broken ribs.

    PS: I also asked him about Specialized's policies and whether he would be OK with sending in a post for warranty work if I bought one from someplace on the internet. He told me that Specialized would require a proof-of-purchase and he couldn't do it. Art's Cyclery would ship one, but they don't have the 125mm version either!
    Last edited by Porschefan; 03-14-2012 at 02:11 PM.
    The secret to mountain biking is pretty simple. The slower you go the more likely it is you'll crash. ~Julie Furtado

  76. #176
    Axe
    Axe is offline
    Custom User Title
    Reputation: Axe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    7,233
    Quote Originally Posted by Porschefan View Post
    But do I need the extra inch?
    Everybody does.

    Seriously though, I would take as much as your bike/setup would fit. Nice to be able to slam it.

  77. #177
    mtbr member
    Reputation: FJDan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    45
    Quote Originally Posted by Porschefan View Post
    I visited the shop where I bought my bike, which is also a Specialized dealer. Turns out they don't have the 125mm version after all. The manager of the bike shop, who is a pretty good guy and very experienced, thought that the 100mm version (which they do have in stock...) would be more than enough for me.

    I'm not a real experienced rider but I figured that 125mm would be better, but maybe not? I'm 6' tall and my current seatpost has about 8" exposed from the seat tube to the saddle rails. I've measured and the 125mm post should fit fine. But do I need the extra inch? My main purpose in buying this is to get me used to getting "back" when heading downhill--failure to do so a few months ago led to a fairly serious crash/face plant and broken ribs.

    PS: I also asked him about Specialized's policies and whether he would be OK with sending in a post for warranty work if I bought one from someplace on the internet. He told me that Specialized would require a proof-of-purchase and he couldn't do it. Art's Cyclery would ship one, but they don't have the 125mm version either!
    I understand your dilemma. HOWEVER, I too agree with the bike shop manager.

    I am 6'5" and have the 125mm version... but even when its fully dropped, it doesn't "slam" to the frame like many people prefer to do for descending because at my height the post is still 5cm out of the frame from the seal collet. In reality you do not want your post to drop all the way to the frame, even for downhills. Dropping your seat is very important for bike control at speed on the downhills, but having your seat still somewhat between your legs is just as important for your lateral bike control and especially cornering (resting the seat on your inner thigh of the inner leg relative to the corner).

    Example: look at how high many World Cup DH racers setup their seats. Check out Steve Peat and Greg Minaar, two 6'+ DH racers.

    Anyways, seeing as how you are 6' tall I don't see the extra 25mm of drop actually being that helpful for you.

    Hope this helps. (by the way I work at a bike shop, if that helps my credibility)
    Intense 951, Transition Bandit 29

  78. #178
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    641
    Quote Originally Posted by Porschefan View Post
    I visited the shop where I bought my bike, which is also a Specialized dealer. Turns out they don't have the 125mm version after all. The manager of the bike shop, who is a pretty good guy and very experienced, thought that the 100mm version (which they do have in stock...) would be more than enough for me.

    I'm not a real experienced rider but I figured that 125mm would be better, but maybe not? I'm 6' tall and my current seatpost has about 8" exposed from the seat tube to the saddle rails. I've measured and the 125mm post should fit fine. But do I need the extra inch? My main purpose in buying this is to get me used to getting "back" when heading downhill--failure to do so a few months ago led to a fairly serious crash/face plant and broken ribs.

    PS: I also asked him about Specialized's policies and whether he would be OK with sending in a post for warranty work if I bought one from someplace on the internet. He told me that Specialized would require a proof-of-purchase and he couldn't do it. Art's Cyclery would ship one, but they don't have the 125mm version either!
    i rode my buddies 2010 enduro size large for a couple months with a 100mm command post on it. when i bought my 2012 enduro also size large and i am 6' tall i bought the 125mm command post i like it a lot better. with the stock post i was running it it the max height for climbing, and slammed as low as it would go for descending. with the 125mm command post i have it set at the "9" line.
    Juice

  79. #179
    RYD W/ FLO
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    335
    Anybody know if you can turn the post 180 degrees and still have it operate properly? (so the offset is to the front of the bike and not the rear)

  80. #180
    mtbr member
    Reputation: mestapho's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    2,340
    Quote Originally Posted by karatemonkey View Post
    Anybody know if you can turn the post 180 degrees and still have it operate properly? (so the offset is to the front of the bike and not the rear)
    I think that's a question best asked of Spec.
    Why would you want to? The setback is only 20mm. You could simply
    move your seat forward on the rails 20mm to compensate.

  81. #181
    mtbr member
    Reputation: griffter18's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    506
    Simple answer is yes. I ran my original command post like that for 18months without problem.
    As to why. It makes for a cleaner routing of the cable as it doesnt have to bend around the top tube/seat post interface, and it can then be run down the back of the seatpost and back under the toptube or with a longer cable it can be run under the bottom bracket and up under the bottom of the downtube.
    As Mestapho advises it does mean you inverted the setback but this can be adjusted via the saddle rails to get your seat into the right position.

  82. #182
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    54

    Blacklite with Sx trail?

    I am considering buying a used 2011 Sx trail. I would like to know how far you can insert the blacklite seatpost into the bike.

    Is there enough room to have the seatpost so that it is almost flush with the seat tube? I am curious if I can get it as low as possible if necessary.

  83. #183
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    931
    Quote Originally Posted by somno View Post
    I am considering buying a used 2011 Sx trail. I would like to know how far you can insert the blacklite seatpost into the bike.

    Is there enough room to have the seatpost so that it is almost flush with the seat tube? I am curious if I can get it as low as possible if necessary.
    Why not ask the seller to check it for you..?

    Plus it'll also help if you list the size of the frame.

  84. #184
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    54

    Sx trail and Blacklite post.

    He does not have the balcklite post and I am not sure how it would fit into the Sx trail (medium).

  85. #185
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    931
    Quote Originally Posted by somno View Post
    He does not have the balcklite post and I am not sure how it would fit into the Sx trail (medium).


    Simple, just tell him to take any old seatpost that fits in the seattube and shove it all the way down...then measure how far it went in. Take that length and purchase the correct length blacklite. People have posted the length of each size of the blacklite somewhere on this forum; sorry, I'm not going to do your homework for you so use the search function.

  86. #186
    mtbr member
    Reputation: mestapho's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    2,340
    Quote Originally Posted by zuuds View Post
    I just picked mine up and installed it last night. It's my first dropper seatpost, so I have nothing to compare it to, but seems to work well. Haven't had a chance to ride yet.

    The owner's manual says to lubricate the inner tube (the smaller diameter part of the post) every ride, but doesn't say what to use. What are people using?
    I use Slick Honey most times. Every once in a while I'll use triflow.
    I'll lube it up, cycle it up and down a few times, wipe off the excess and that's it.

  87. #187
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Lost Biker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    643
    +1 for bizzy slick honey. I use that on my seat post, fork stanchion and rear shock stanchion. Apply near the seals. Cycle up and down. Wife off excess. I apply every 3-4 rides.

  88. #188
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Lost Biker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    643
    Quote Originally Posted by somno View Post
    I am considering buying a used 2011 Sx trail. I would like to know how far you can insert the blacklite seatpost into the bike.

    Is there enough room to have the seatpost so that it is almost flush with the seat tube? I am curious if I can get it as low as possible if necessary.
    You can go as low as the blacklite collar.

  89. #189
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    117
    Do these have a weight limit? I am 120kgs and was wondering if I would break it.

  90. #190
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    44
    Quote Originally Posted by pgh01 View Post
    I have the 125 versions on each of my two bikes, one since it was first available and one for about 3 months. I ride 4-6 times a month and have had no problems with operation. I agree with some of the comments that the lever can be a bit awkward, but I seem to have gotten used to it. I clearly have more confidence on descents as a result. The only issue I have had was not being able to tighten the seat enough to prevent the seat from rotating (nose popping up) periodically, even though I was tightening way over spec. Problem seems to have been solved with use of a bit of carbon paste. Other than that, so far they have been great!
    So my 2 month old blacklite does the same thing, tightened up the bolt pretty good and the seat still keepts going nose up on me. Any one else having this problem? Any other fixes other than carbon paste? Going to take it apart, clean and reassemble with carbon past and see if that helps.

    Brian

  91. #191
    mtbr member
    Reputation: mestapho's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    2,340
    Carbon paste solved this for me.
    In between the red circles and the black post.

  92. #192
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Lost Biker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    643
    Quote Originally Posted by mestapho View Post
    Carbon paste solved this for me.
    In between the red circles and the black post.
    +1 Same here. I stopped by local sports basement store and ask them for a sample pack. They hooked me up.

  93. #193
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    44
    Went riding yesterday with the carbon paste in there. Worked perfectly! Great fix!
    Thanks again for the help!
    Brian

  94. #194
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    50
    Does the blacklite have any speed adjust? My friends new bike has one and its so fast it could be deadly.

  95. #195
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    54
    Psi?

  96. #196
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Mr. Lynch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    3,268
    Pull the post out and let 5psi out of the bottom. The air pressure controls the speed. I found mine is too fast at 40psi, but wont return fully at 25psi so I keep it in the mid 30s.

  97. #197
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    50
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Lynch View Post
    Pull the post out and let 5psi out of the bottom. The air pressure controls the speed. I found mine is too fast at 40psi, but wont return fully at 25psi so I keep it in the mid 30s.
    Ok thanks. I figured it was with the PSI but wasn't completely sure. He got the bike used so i don't know that much about the parts on it

    thanks for the info.

  98. #198
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    74
    Does anyone not feel any left/right play when they torque the seat left/right by hand on their blacklite?

    I just got a new 31.6/125 and it has noticeable left/right play. I measured it at 1/16" at the tip of the saddle at the climbing height. I'd say it's about the same or maybe a hair more than my old Joplin. In the 35mm down position it has a bit more play, and at the fully dropped position it has even more left/right play with some up/down slop added in also. The play in the bottom position obviously doesn't bother me.

    I'm just wondering who else can detect or measure play in their Blacklite.

  99. #199
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Mr. Lynch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    3,268
    I can detect play when off the bike, but I have never noticed it while riding, and I thought I was going to be real sensitive to it.

  100. #200
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    74
    Yes, my experience with the Joplin is that the play isn't usually noticeable while riding. I was just curious what other people have have seen with their Blacklite posts.

Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast

Members who have read this thread: 29

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •