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    Anyone use dropper posts for racing?

    I was wondering if anyone uses dropper posts for racing? I have one on my trail bike that is great for technical stuff. I'm able to move my body around and change my center of gravity on the bike. I'm just 5'6" with long legs and a shorter torso so even with a small frame and shorter cockpit sometimes I have trouble getting my body weight back if I have a standard post.

    I raced this season on a hardtail with a regular post and would have some difficulty with technical sections. I wonder if a dropper post would help or if the weight penalty is worth it. Most races I did were not super technical anyway. They just had 2 or 3 techy areas. My thinking was maybe a dropper would allow me to keep my speed up through those sections. Any ideas?

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    practice with a dropper non-race

    or get a wrench and drop your post and choose your local stash to rip on and see
    what a lower post does

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmo View Post
    I was wondering if anyone uses dropper posts for racing? I have one on my trail bike that is great for technical stuff. I'm able to move my body around and change my center of gravity on the bike. I'm just 5'6" with long legs and a shorter torso so even with a small frame and shorter cockpit sometimes I have trouble getting my body weight back if I have a standard post.

    I raced this season on a hardtail with a regular post and would have some difficulty with technical sections. I wonder if a dropper post would help or if the weight penalty is worth it. Most races I did were not super technical anyway. They just had 2 or 3 techy areas. My thinking was maybe a dropper would allow me to keep my speed up through those sections. Any ideas?

    Thanks
    I have one on my Superfly 100 SL and like it. The bike is super light so I could handle the weight penalty. I'm using a Specialized Command Post Blacklite with the Single Ring Lever. I highly recommend the post and especially that lever.

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    adding weight is meaningless if that weight lets you go faster.

    Dropping your seat manually is not the same as how fast and seemless a dropper can work. ride with a dropper and see if you are faster with it.

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