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    Seat post

    I was hoping to get some feed back on the Crank Brothers Joplin seat post or a silmilar product. Is it worth the extra dough? I would be installing it on a 5point5. What about the bar remote or lever activation? I checked the reviews but there was not enough info to persaude me one way or the other. Thanks

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    I have a Maverick (they sold the design to CB) withOUT the bar lever. I like it pretty well except for having to take my hand off the bars to adjust.

    I ordered a Joplin for my new bike, but I thought the remote lever mechanism was cheesy, so I dumped it. With a different lever I think it would be ideal. I'm keeping my current post for the new rig.

    I did have an issue right after I bought the Mav where the seat would spin on top (thought I had a loose post grip at first, but it was the Mav). LBS sent it back to Maverick for repair and it's been great ever since.

    I LOVE the ability to drop/raise the seat without stopping. Minor weight penalty relative to a regular post, but not a huge issue, as I'm bucking 240# currently.

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    I have the GD Turbo and love it... a buddy has the Joplin and loves it. The remote lever on both works great - highly recommend it for keeping your hands on the bars and lowering the seat easily.

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    I've seen lots of problems with Maverick posts, hopefully CB will do a better job; I'll stick with the mechanical innards of the Gravity Dropper. Did you see this thread http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...ghlight=joplin. Personally without a bar lever I don't see the point of using a multiposition post. I've used a Gravity Dropper for a few years and love it, but do like the 360 degrees of movement and soft touch the Maverick/CB handlebar lever has (whereas the gravity dropper's is linear and takes more pressure to use).
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    Thanks for the input.

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