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    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?

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    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.

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    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.

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    Got the Blacklite mongths ago and have ridden it alot since.

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

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    I've had a few rides with the Command post and I absolutely love it! Best upgrade I've done to the bike.

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    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...
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    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.

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    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?

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    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.

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    FYI, the 125mm model is back in stock as of Dec. 1st.
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    Can someone put the 125mm Blacklight on a scale? (including cables)

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    It looks like all the posts are instock except for the 30.9 125mm post.

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    People must have jumped all over them, an hour ago they were not showing as (out of stock) on the website

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    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?

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    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,
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    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).

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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.

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    I ride a lot in the mountains on some serious terrain and it has changes my life.

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    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!

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    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.
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    I've had mine for 6 weeks and I love it! It might be the best upgrade I've put on my bike.

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    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.

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    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.
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    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.

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    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.

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    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?

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    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.

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    I'm 6'2 and definitely not want anything shorter then 125. Actually, if they made a 150 I would prefer that.
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    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?

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    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?
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    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.

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    Is the speacilized rockchopper any good? 29er?

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    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.

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    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!

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    Help!

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

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    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.
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    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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    anybody find out what the black rubber piece is for? still cant figure it out

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    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

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    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.
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    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.

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    So even Specialized doesn't know what it's for; I don't feel so stupid now.

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    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.

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