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    Clamping load on dropper posts?

    So I am in the market for a Kids seat that would work well on my Mojo HDR with a KS LEV post and came across one of these
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    my first thought was that no way this works with the dropper post but come to think of it - the main body of a dropper post is built to withstand the same forces as a regular seatpost... Any reason this would not work so long as minimal insertion is met and I am clamping only to the outside?

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    You could get a cheap post and saddle and swap them as needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rangeriderdave View Post
    You could get a cheap post and saddle and swap them as needed.
    Yep with a quick release seat post clamp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Yep with a quick release seat post clamp.
    Assuming a handlebar remote and cable/hose nicely tacked down that would be a PITA to do the swap each time.

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    I've considered that but would prefer to keep the dropper post on so I don't have to disconnect the wiring every time

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    I don't know if it would be advised, I'm sure it would void any warranty if they found out you used a seat like that. Dropper posts are a bit temperamental and tend to break easily just with normal use.
    Cool concept for a kids seat, I wish they were around when my kids were at that age.

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    I would tend to be reluctant to do that with a LEV.

    Can't you just put the kid in your hydro-pak?
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    No way I would risk an expensive dropper like that. Sure a dropper body withstands the same forces as a regular seatpost during normal riding, but add that torque, and the slightest deformation could cause problems with the internals or the ability to slide, whereas on a standard seatpost you would never notice.

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