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    Giant Contact Switch Seatpost

    Hi,

    There is someone who own this already?
    What is your opinion about this seatpost? This is V1 I am a little bit afraid to buy it insted of KS i950-r witch is out on the markat "long time".
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    Quote Originally Posted by spooon
    Hi,

    There is someone who own this already?
    What is your opinion about this seatpost? This is V1 I am a little bit afraid to buy it insted of KS i950-r witch is out on the markat "long time".
    Supposed to come out in February of 2011, so nobody's riding it yet (except some "beta" testers or sponsored racers, maybe... ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerome
    Supposed to come out in February of 2011, so nobody's riding it yet (except some "beta" testers or sponsored racers, maybe... ).
    Guys,

    Beta testing has gone extremely well on this post.
    We wanted to make sure the product was completely dialed before we made it available to the public.

    Look for it in shops by the end of February--I think you'll be impressed with its performance.

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    Hmmm... Options! Options! Cool! Hope it's priced reasonably! Thanks!
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    There was no need to scare potential buyers and burn bridges "buddy"
    Tell me now, what's Product testing all bout then?

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    It's a Crank Brothers Joplin knock off. The CB version with the lever is slightly lighter and more practical to use, IMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zachariah
    It's a Crank Brothers Joplin knock off. The CB version with the lever is slightly lighter and more practical to use, IMHO.
    It is the furthest thing from a CB knock off. Using the above logic, all adjustable posts would be a CB knock off...

    Besides, you haven't even seen it yet.
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    Wish they'd also have a couple color selections... I'd like to get a red one though for color accents...
    Quote Originally Posted by jcatienza
    There was no need to scare potential buyers and burn bridges "buddy"
    Tell me now, what's Product testing all bout then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GiantBicycle
    Guys,

    Beta testing has gone extremely well on this post.
    We wanted to make sure the product was completely dialed before we made it available to the public.

    Look for it in shops by the end of February--I think you'll be impressed with its performance.
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    According to Bikerumor.com,

    "Retail price is expected to be a very reasonable $225."

    http://www.bikerumor.com/2010/10/22/...-dropper-post/

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    Awesome!!! Thanks for that info!

    But i'd really wish they have a red version! LoL!
    Quote Originally Posted by jcatienza
    There was no need to scare potential buyers and burn bridges "buddy"
    Tell me now, what's Product testing all bout then?

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    Sorry used another post just to update this thread... I may already have seen 'em available here though just the 375mm version.

    Thought they should be available around Feb... Hmmm....
    Quote Originally Posted by jcatienza
    There was no need to scare potential buyers and burn bridges "buddy"
    Tell me now, what's Product testing all bout then?

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    Bad news guys the Switch seatpost has been delayed untill spring 2012
    for more testing and colour options.
    So thats Giant and fox leaving it late !

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    Eternity of waiting (again)! LoL! Hopefully, that's for the best! Ironing out some kinks...
    Quote Originally Posted by jcatienza
    There was no need to scare potential buyers and burn bridges "buddy"
    Tell me now, what's Product testing all bout then?

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    Well that just sucks. Guess its a Kindshock then.

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    aw c'mon!!!

    same here....i950r or Reverb?

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    I have both and the reverb sucks. love my kindshock though.
    The mountains are calling and I must go

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    I know that sucks but no matter how long I can hold off until the Switch arrives the thought of you guys all shredding the trails & enjoying your adjustable posts is killing me!!! LoL!

    Guess, i'd soon be pursuaded to go & get the KS i950r instead!
    Quote Originally Posted by jcatienza
    There was no need to scare potential buyers and burn bridges "buddy"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evan55
    I have both and the reverb sucks.
    Care to elaborate on that?
    Better to have and not need it, than to need it and not have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by siv
    Well that just sucks. Guess its a Kindshock then.
    Phew! Can no longer wait for next spring! So, bit the bullet ordered a month ago but then i just saw this one few days back:

    http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Prototy...Show-2011.html

    LoL! All in all i'm good with my purchase!






    Before I was skeptical then got this baby.. wouldn't have anything other than a remote seatpost now!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by jcatienza
    There was no need to scare potential buyers and burn bridges "buddy"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke of Earl
    It is the furthest thing from a CB knock off. Using the above logic, all adjustable posts would be a CB knock off...
    Everything would be a GravityDropper knock off.....they got in first, and are still the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonyhocking
    Everything would be a GravityDropper knock off.....they got in first, and are still the best.
    you must have typed that on an Altair 8800.
    Clearly the first is always the best
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    This is the first one I can recall…







    As for the Reverb, I recently purchased one and couldn't be happier. I previously owned an AMP, which worked, but nowhere near as well as the Reverb...

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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonyhocking View Post
    Everything would be a GravityDropper knock off.....they got in first, and are still the best.
    I agree they are also the easiest to maintain and even if they fail you out in the middle of nowhere (I never heard a story of GD failing) you can always have them stay fully extended and ride home
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    Ok so I got one GIANT contact switch seat-post and after only using it 3 times I am happy with they way it works so far I haven't had any problems and coming from a gravity dropper I do like the infinite adjustment.
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    Incase your seat post did not come with a lever bolt , you can use the bolt from Hayes Stroker .
    Last edited by 08_Yukon hard tail; 04-29-2012 at 07:13 PM.

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