Dropper posts are pretty much ubiquitous on trail MTBs and are even showing up on XC bikes straight from the manufacturer. Because of that, there are many choices for the rider looking to gain some clearance from the bike no matter what size or shape frame.
Seattle-based PNW Components has been putting out accessories for mountain bikes and gravel bikes, and their latest & greatest dropper is the Loam . Available in three diameters to fit most frames (30.9mm, 31.6mm, and 34.9mm) and four travel lengths (125mm, 150mm, 170mm, and 200mm), riders have a lot of options to suit their needs and riding style. Sold as individual components, PNW allows buyers to mix and match to fit their budgets or preferences but provides great guidance to make sure riders are getting exactly what they want when they order. I chose the 30.9mm diameter dropper in the interest of saving some weight in my 34.9mm diameter frame, and my seat height permits a maximum 150mm drop as I have it set up (I’ve got legs on the shorter side for my height – 6’1″ with a 30″ inseam).
The Loam Lever, post, and small parts kit come in completely recyclable packaging that looks great and does an excellent job of protecting the products during transit – a great example of how sustainability doesn’t have to mean compromising function and form. I wish more companies would put the effort in to provide sustainable packaging options like this! Actual Weight
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