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Post  superflyjim 2008-05-13, 09:44

Right I'm getting fed up with having to stop to lower my seatpost on the Badboy Gnarly downhill bits,and then having to re-raise it on the climbs.

Has anyone used any of the following.....

Gravitydropper seat post or Maverick Speedball post with bar remote?


Thoughts please.
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Post  Si 2008-05-13, 10:55

I always love reading www.mtbr.com

Gravity dropper

Maverick Speedball

I've not used them but I've done the research and the maverick (now cobalt bros) doesn't look very weatherproof.

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Post  N@th 2008-05-13, 12:28

One word............HEAVY !!!!! affraid
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Post  phil 2008-05-13, 12:58

Smile i havent used either either Jim, but i think the maverick also has a cheaper under the seat leaver model,

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Post  Andy 2008-05-13, 15:22

Maverick have been taken over by Crank Bros and they have acquired the rights to an adjustable seatpost. I've seen their new seatpost, the Joplin and it looks great. WMB magazine rates them as they use them in most of their reviews. It has a lever underneath the seat which apparently works instantly and doesn't drop squashing your nads. I saw one in Eighteen Bikes in Hope in the Peaks-not that heavy. Available in lever or remote.

http://www.crankbrothers.com/seatposts.php

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Post  jim 2008-05-14, 00:09

no good in muddy/winter conditions the post tends to cease up plus very haevy
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Post  superflyjim 2008-05-14, 02:12

Weight shouldn't be a issue with me as I'm a Fat F**ker anyway.They just seem to be abit expensive at £140+.
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Post  Little Gav 2008-05-14, 07:01

They look cool though!
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Post  phil 2008-05-14, 14:01

Neutral o.k jim this may get long winded and boring . i'm tired.
i saw this idea in reality or my head i cant remember but what you can do on the cheap is,

attatch a cord or wire of some sort to your seat ,
attatch the other end to your frame in some way, (near the clamp or on it)

so this cord is the right lenght for your maximum seat hight.

then when riding you lower your seat with quick release (while going along)

and losen it and pull the seat up clamp it between your legs do the quick release up and eh voila.

accually sounds difficult, but doable.? rabbit
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Post  superflyjim 2008-05-15, 03:59

Shocked Rolling Eyes Shocked Rolling Eyes Shocked Rolling Eyes Shocked Rolling Eyes




What have you been smoking????
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Post  phil 2008-05-15, 14:31

do you want some Suspect
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Post  Little Gav 2008-05-16, 14:42

I'd like to see that. However I think riding some distance from the test ridder would be a good plan.

Where did you find that little gem Phil? The on the go manual for mountaining biking Octopi?

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