For you 2012 Ventana owners, I'm wondering if anyone has reamed the seat tube down past the rockers to allow full saddle drop without a dropper post. If so, how'd it go?
FYI, the old V seat tubes stepped down to 27.2, so there was nothing to interfere with the seatpost. The new frames are 30.9 all the way down, but they're only reamed down to around the rocker pivot on the seat tube, so pushing the post down past that point gets quite difficult, and pulling it out is even tougher.
I did talk to Sherwood about this, and he suggested that I just get a dropper post. Trouble is, I don't want one. I prefer the simplicity and reliablility of a solid post, and most of the riding I do is up-up-up, then down-down-down, so I don't need to constantly raise and lower the post. I do, however, need to drop the saddle all the way down for steep descents, and then raise it up again at some point without dislocating my shoulder.
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