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    Festoonery

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    Aw friggin awesome. I have been giving that post a mean stink eye for a while now. Good investment?

    Oh one other thing, where oh where do you find your stick on cable mount?

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    what seatpost is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krout
    Aw friggin awesome. I have been giving that post a mean stink eye for a while now. Good investment?

    Oh one other thing, where oh where do you find your stick on cable mount?
    The guide mounts come with the post. I strongly recommend ditching the rubber clamps they provide with the mounts, and using a small zip tie instead. You will have to create space for the zip tie with an exacto knife. You'll know what I'm talking about when you get the post.

    Post works as advertised: 9 inches of dropitude....all the way to the rails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spyke
    what seatpost is that?
    www.rasebike.com

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    More like functional festoonery aka funk fest. Thumbsup.

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    Did you buy that off Fo?
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    And I thought I had a bike obsession. You are at once tragic and awesome.

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    I can't believe you would buy a product that got 2 thumbs down from Fo. Good luck Homer


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    I have that saddle.
    Who's in charge, the thinker or the thought?

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    Dude, you sure keep that HL clean. Hopefully you aren't imitating Fo in ways other than just the seatpost...

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    Man, that thing absolutely slays it in the looks department (relative to the competition). Even the remote blends in pretty well. However, if Fo didn't find it satisfactory then that doesn't bode well for anyone that actually rides their bike.
    ''It seems like a bit of a trend, everyone trying to make things longer over the last couple of years" Sam Hill

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    You got some bizarro pic's mixed in with your bike pictures!

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    Quote Originally Posted by miles e
    Man, that thing absolutely slays it in the looks department (relative to the competition). Even the remote blends in pretty well. However, if Fo didn't find it satisfactory then that doesn't bode well for anyone that actually rides their bike.
    Haha, what could he possibly have not liked? Pull the lever...the seat goes down. Pull the lever again...the seat goes back up. Not much more to talk about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miles e
    Man, that thing absolutely slays it in the looks department (relative to the competition).

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    Which shifter is that? Can you grab a better picture of the shifter, maybe from the riders perspective?

    Edit: Nevermind. I see you just have it mounted kinda weird. From the manual:


    My AMP finally died and I'm in the market for a new post. This looks pretty cool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FM
    Okay, the seat clamp isn't much too look at, but I like how it maintains a constant diameter virtually all the way down to the seat post binder, not to mention the unobtrusive cable routing and lack of a boot. In other words, you wouldn't have to worry much about the dreaded "Why are you running a suspension seatpost on your FS bike?" question.
    ''It seems like a bit of a trend, everyone trying to make things longer over the last couple of years" Sam Hill

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    Quote Originally Posted by miles e
    Man, that thing absolutely slays it in the looks department (relative to the competition). Even the remote blends in pretty well. However, if Fo didn't find it satisfactory then that doesn't bode well for anyone that actually rides their bike.
    In parking lot testing, the Rase post is my overall favorite of all dropper posts I have tried (GD, Specialized, Crank Bros, KS). It absolutely requires an un-bent seat tube.

    In the real world, who knows? Fo didn't like his, so that is enough for me to want one.

    I still have not found much to fault with several years of use on GD posts other than looks.
    Quote Originally Posted by buddhak
    And I thought I had a bike obsession. You are at once tragic and awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enel
    In parking lot testing, the Rase post is my overall favorite of all dropper posts I have tried (GD, Specialized, Crank Bros, KS). It absolutely requires an un-bent seat tube.

    In the real world, who knows? Fo didn't like his, so that is enough for me to want one.

    I still have not found much to fault with several years of use on GD posts other than looks.
    i disagree 100%...the Command Post has been entirely rad and if one has a ST diameter that accomodates it, its a no brainer.

    The RASE sucked entire ass. It had (unless a serious QC issue where mine was the only one which in and of itself would make it a problem as well) an entirely unnacceptable amount of play and rattled like a total b!tch compared to any dropper i have ridden on/alongside (I am definitely not the only one with this complaint).

    Design is sort of clever, in thats its simple, but the metal on metal is retarded and I would sure as hell not wage a penny on its longevity...it showed grind/rub marks in short order and even when lubed every ride, worsened quickly. A HUGE thumbs down in all regards...the Command Post rules though

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    Hey Dusty, so tell me...how's that RASE working out for you?

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    Aw Fo, You are bad. (muhawhaw!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    Hey Dusty, so tell me...how's that RASE working out for you?
    Please share
    Quote Originally Posted by buddhak
    And I thought I had a bike obsession. You are at once tragic and awesome.

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    Test rode it for a few hours, not much, but enough to agree with everything FO says.
    A different angle on bikes:
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    Is that available without the offset? I prefer the Zero Offset post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enel
    Please share
    If you were Dusty you would not share either...as there is little that is more embarassing than being wrong and having to admit I am right

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    .as there is little that is more embarassing than being wrong and having to admit I am right
    Ouch. Too true.
    Quote Originally Posted by buddhak
    And I thought I had a bike obsession. You are at once tragic and awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    Hey Dusty, so tell me...how's that RASE working out for you?
    Yeah, any updates. I'm interested in one of those.
    "The best you've ridden is the best you know" - Paul Thede, Race Tech

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCUBAPRO
    Yeah, any updates. I'm interested in one of those.
    This all mechanical design ends up with about 2mm of lateral and vertical slop at the telescope interface, at around 100 miles. 2mm feels like an inch at the saddle. I didn't get the rattling that FO experienced, but he probably rode his for longer.

    Now I'll have to wait for a hydro actuated post in 27.2 that drops at least 8 inches for my Highline. I don't anticipate that coming around anytime soon.

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    If you can live with less than 8 inches

    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty Bottoms
    This all mechanical design ends up with about 2mm of lateral and vertical slop at the telescope interface, at around 100 miles. 2mm feels like an inch at the saddle. I didn't get the rattling that FO experienced, but he probably rode his for longer.

    Now I'll have to wait for a hydro actuated post in 27.2 that drops at least 8 inches for my Highline. I don't anticipate that coming around anytime soon.
    I recommend the GD Turbo. It has been very reliable for me.
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