I like the idea of a remotely droppable seatpost. I can see how useful it would be. I have been considering getting one for a long time but still haven't taken the plunge. The reasons for this are as follows:
1) Price - they are **** expensive for what they are
2) My bikes take a 30 seatpost. Most makes of post are 30.9!
3) Play - I don't want any play in the saddle. I know people say you don't notice it but I will know it is there and I will notice it. Besides for the dollars they are asking I expect no play.
Now I am about to get a redundancy cheque so I can overcome point 1. Is there anything out there that overcomes points 2 and 3?
The only post I can find in 30 is the Rase one - but that definitely has play and seems pretty primitive in looks and functionality especially for the price?
What about the new KS 27.2 with a shim? Anyone any experience? And where would I get a shim to take it to 30?
Any suggestions or am I stuck with a quick release for the time being?