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    Light But Effective Adjustable Seatpost

    I am looking at getting an adjustable seat post for my mountain bike. I had a nasty crash and felt if I had gone the adjustable route, I would have lowered my seat and avoided the crash by having more control.

    With that said, I have been looking at the Gravity Dropper seat posts, and leaning toward the Classic in a 300mm length, though it is the heaviest of the three they offer. I mostly like the remote cable option of the Classic, though I haven't been able to check it out locally.

    I have a 27.2mm seat post, so the options are limited in what I can choose from. I have also looked at the KS Pure Racing i7, but haven't seen a US seller and it appears that to get the remote requires an additional $60 upgrade option.

    Just wondering if any others on the forum have any experience with any of the posts (including ones I haven't mentioned). I will sacrifice a few grams of weight for reliability and ease of use. For the price of these posts, I want to make sure I buy the right thing the first time.

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    Ride rigid...slow down.....become a better rider.......

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    Sage advice, but not what I need. I don't ride beyond what I feel are my abilities. I like to take the steeps, though I am not a down-hill rider by any means. I am finding there are sections of my favorite trails that lowering my seat by about an inch gives me better control. But I can't leave the seat low because then my knees start screaming. So the adjustable seat is looking like a good option. I also have had instances where I am going down a steep and my stomach is almost on the seat so having the seat dropped to ease getting out behind the saddle would help.

    After a bit more research, it looks like the Gravity Dropper is where it is at for me. Comes in a 300mm length which will save weight and many people have claimed significant reliability.

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    Crank Brothers Joplin post has the lowest advertised weight. 505g.

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    Check out the specialized command post...

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    You can find a lot of discussion on all those types of posts in the All Mountain subforum.
    Have fun!

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