infinite adjust seat posts, any point?
I’m looking at an rsp post for my clown bike, presently I’ve got a KS in my “big” bike which is great and has “infinite adjustment” but I’m not sure what all the fuss is about.Posted 3 years ago
Am I just a rubbish rider? – quite possible as I don’t use words like gnar, shred and pin without wincing. do other people actually use more than up and down? is it because I’m tall so up and down is enough? or is infinite adjustment just selling us something we don’t need – overly sceptical I’m sure that never happens in thbowie278Member
I couldn’t stand a fixed point post. Infinite adjustment all the way. If I’m doing techy climbing (narrow ruts etc.), or climbing in strong wind then I have it slightly lower than fully extended. If I’m riding quick flowy trails where I can squeeze in small amounts of sitting then I have it slightly lower than half way. Give it a go and see how you get on with your big bike. If it’s available then use it.Posted 3 years agodeadkennySubscriber
Fixed up or down would be very restrictive for me. It was a key requirement to be fully adjustable.
A lot of it for me relates to I need slammed down for steep, but a lot of singletrack if I want a brief sit, I don’t want to sit at full height. Or rather I only ever use full height for a climb. I don’t ride with sky high seat ready to be thrown OTB.Posted 3 years agomuddydwarfSubscriber
Have a Command Post Blacklite with three positions.Posted 3 years ago
I’m very particular about saddle height and the 2nd position – 25mm lower than full height – is perfect for me. Each position is just right so no fiddling around getting it in the right place, just press and ‘click’ its there.deadkennySubscriber
To be honest anyway, the Reverb is by far the most reliable (and I’m not saying it’s without faults itself. All droppers have issues), and that you can position where you want, or ignore the middle and just ride up and down, but most end up with Reverb when their others break or they see their riding buddies “other” brands constantly failing.Posted 3 years ago
deadkenny – Member
To be honest anyway, the Reverb is by far the most reliable
Gravity Dropper is definitely the most reliable tbh. It’s hard to compare the others but KS seem more reliable than the Reverb too. (my sample’s too small to be very useful but 2 KS posts, 5 years between them, both flawless) KS and Reverb are the most common but you hear of far more issues with the Rockshox.Posted 3 years ago
I’ve never felt the need to fit a “dropper” seatpost on my bike.
My friend’s bike came with one fitted, and he says that he does use it, but would not pay £300 for one.Posted 3 years ago
I guess it may be of more use in extreme terrain or DH riding, rather than the rolling hills of the Derbyshire Peak District.
lightning – Member
Well, l think that is the kind of riding l do, and l never felt the need to change the height of my saddle.
Have you actually tried a dropper though? You might be surprised- lots of people are, it’s one of those things lots of people don’t know they want til they try it.Posted 3 years agoJon TaylorSubscriber
Have you actually tried a dropper though? You might be surprised- lots of people are, it’s one of those things lots of people don’t know they want til they try it.
Doesn’t sound like he needs to try a dropper seat post. Sounds like he needs to try dropping his seat post.
🙂Posted 3 years agoStevelolMember
If you ever want to ride quickly over rough terrain then (imo) you need to be able to get up off your seat sometimes whilst still keeping pedalling, this isn’t possible with a seat at proper climbing height as your legs can’t work properly to absorb any impacts. A full height, middle and drop post would be alright (Specialized?) but I reckon most would still want a bit of adjustment in the middle.Posted 3 years agogrumMember
I’ve never felt the need to fit a “dropper” seatpost on my bike.
My friend’s bike came with one fitted, and he says that he does use it, but would not pay £300 for one.
Which one costs £300? My Reverb was £130 in a CRC sale (yes I’m smug about that 🙂 ) and it’s ace. The Gravity Dropper that I then gave to my wife was fine too – if a bit clunky. I do prefer infinite adjustment though – as above for techy climbs or pedally singletrack it’s nice to drop it slightly.
I guess l will buy one when l have the money. I like the look of the new Thomson one, where the lever can be under the saddle. As l have enough on my bars already.
I had a KS one with the lever under the saddle and it’s nowhere near as good as having it on the bars.Posted 3 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
I’ve got a reverb, wish I’d got a gravity dropper.
Choice is usualy a good thing, but trying to find that ellusive ~1″ drop is a PITA, “too low, too high, too low, way too low, ohhh crap I’ve had to dab as I was too busy trying to adjust the saddle.” I’d rather it was just up, down, slightly inbetweeny.
Anyone want to swap?
I had a KS one with the lever under the saddle and it’s nowhere near as good as having it on the bars.
Whilst I kinda agree, my SS has just gained a bar mounted lockout. Feel’s wierd, if I added a dropper remote on the other side I’d have more controlls on the bars than on my first geared bike!Posted 3 years agocookeaaSubscriber
Dunno, I tend to drop mine a little bit maybe an inch for some stuff, parhaps halfway if I know there’s some sit down and pedal bits coming, or all the way if its a Gnar-fest…
I suppose a post with two or three fixed positions would do just as well when you think about it: say 25-30mm down, 50mm down and all the way 100-125mm thats about all I really need…
So yeah I’d consider it.Posted 3 years agogrumMember
Whilst I kinda agree, my SS has just gained a bar mounted lockout. Feel’s wierd, if I added a dropper remote on the other side I’d have more controlls on the bars than on my first geared bike!
I’d much rather have a dropper lever on the bars than remote lockout personally.Posted 3 years agomasterwatson2000Subscriber
Command Post Blacklite here. Up, nearly up, and down is all I’ve needed. I love the reassuring mechanical clunk it makes when it locks in too. You know where you’re at with it.
The nearly up position is often used and because it is the same position each time, I am used to its position and can exploit it effectively for techy climbs and pedally singletrack. Maybe it’s my OCD, but if I attempted to find this, very important, nearly up position every time with an infinite position post, I know I would get pissed off that it was always going to be ever so slightly different.Posted 3 years ago
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