Who else leaves their seatpost up and just rides.
I’ve adjusted mine about 2mm downwards to give a more relaxed position, thats it, been stuck like that since I bought it/them.
But then I ride CX & XC.
I can see the need for one if you were bouncing around the Moors or Scotlandshire, but other than that they just add weight and look stupid when down, makes you look like you are a an extra out of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. 😉Posted 4 years agoglobaltiMember
I never used to bother, it took too long to drop the post then raise it again. I remember riding down a very steep drop at a NEMBA race at Lyme Park, well off the back of the saddle but still in control when all around me people were walking down.
The only problem with riding off the back was when your SPDs were a bit loose and suddenly let go, causing you to crash forwards and slam your nads on the saddle. No need for you to ask me how I know this!Posted 4 years agoandytherocketeerSubscriber
I wonder if those who never drop or see no benefit in dropper posts have their saddles at the optimal height for seated climbing, or in some “compromise” position anyway.
90% of the time set at the right height for “just riding”
5% of the time it’ll be dropped for a techy descent then put back
5% of the time it might be in a compromise, where going up/down all day long.
cba with dropper. if i did have one, would it even be safe to clamp the bike stand clamp to it?Posted 4 years agocrikeyMember
I never bothered, years of riding ‘cross and hardtails meant I felt that something was missing when I dropped the saddle, and I rode worse with it down.
I like dropper posts because they stopped all that stopping at the top to drop then stopping at the bottom to raise from all my mates…Posted 4 years agolegendMember
cba with dropper. if i did have one, would it even be safe to clamp the bike stand clamp to it?
The only problem with riding off the back was when your SPDs were a bit loose and suddenly let go
That and the massively compromised steering from being a mile from the front endPosted 4 years agotheonlywayisupMember
Me. I don’t want to stop and drop my post frequently. Nor do I want the expense (or weight, being a bit of an xc weight weenie) of a dropper post on all of my bikes. Could I ride some technical stuff better with a dropper post? Probably, but I’m happy enough just riding with the post at a fixed height.Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
mashiehood – Member
I may invest in a dropper if we decide on a gnar trip abroad.
FWIW I found my dropper least useful in the alps, and most useful in local uppy-downy XC with occasional techy bits- it spent almost the whole time down in france anyway so might as well have been a standard post. It was watching ChrisL smugly waft his way up and down things at Drumlanrig that sold me on the whole scheme, up til then I thought it was just for big bikes and madness.Posted 4 years agoAlexSimonSubscriber
TheArtistFormerlyKnownAsSTR – Member
I think, if my rides didn’t involve at least a couple of sections where dropping the post wasn’t an advantage, I’d soon get bored of mtb’ingPosted 4 years ago
Yep, this. I bought a cross bike to try and make these type of rides more enjoyable (or at least quicker)maxtorqueMember
The more “do it all” your main bike is, the more a dropper can help.
Clearly for an XC race bike or a full fat DH bike, neither need a dropper. But your trail/AM/Enduro/whatever-it’s-called-this-week bike really becomes flexible with a decent dropper imo!
I have a dropper, simply because it means i ride more, and push/walk/carry less. Simples 😉Posted 4 years agosinglespeedstuSubscriber
The only time in the last year that I dropped my saddle was before the down hill runs at BPW. 5 seconds at the top and 5 seconds at the bottom to raise it again
You could have saved 10 seconds per run by putting your seat down at home and getting on the uplift bus. 😀
BPW is the only place i’ve not used a dropper post this year.Posted 4 years ago
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