Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-27-05, 11:26 PM   #1
motoxrider913
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: santa cruz california
Bikes: 2003 santa cruz bullit
Posts: 16
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
seat height adjuster

hey guys i recently got a new bike and have some money to put into it. I have seen some ads for a little electronic device that you put on your seat post and you have a switch on your handlebars and you can adjust the seat post. Have any of you guys heard of those and know what they are called? Also does anyone have experience with one?
motoxrider913 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-05, 11:36 PM   #2
khuon
DEADBEEF
 
khuon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Catching his breath alongside a road near Seattle, WA USA
Bikes: 1999 K2 OzM, 2001 Aegis Aro Svelte
Posts: 12,242
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I've seen it. It's basically a high-tech version of the old Hite-Rite but it's not electronic.

They have two models with one of them that can be operated by a lever on the handlebar. It's made by Gravity Dropper.

__________________
1999 K2 OzM 2001 Aegis Aro Svelte
"Be liberal in what you accept, and conservative in what you send." -- Jon Postel, RFC1122
khuon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-05, 11:47 PM   #3
Raiyn
I drink your MILKSHAKE
 
Raiyn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Bikes: 2003 Specialized Rockhopper FSR Comp, 1999 Specialized Hardrock Comp FS, 1971 Schwinn Varsity
Posts: 15,061
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'd snap one of those
__________________
Raiyn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-05, 02:02 AM   #4
jst0076
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 97
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Don't think I've ever seen anything so ridiculous. Was it advertised on April 1st?
jst0076 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-05, 02:09 AM   #5
chris_pnoy
ride like theres not 2mrw
 
chris_pnoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Baltimore MD
Bikes: Trek Bruiser 1
Posts: 385
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That is interesting as I have noticed that you have to make a compromise between max pedaling efficiency or downhill control.

I could imagine a weird position though where you hit it and the the thing comes flying up towards your nuts...
chris_pnoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-05, 02:09 AM   #6
khuon
DEADBEEF
 
khuon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Catching his breath alongside a road near Seattle, WA USA
Bikes: 1999 K2 OzM, 2001 Aegis Aro Svelte
Posts: 12,242
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It's been around about a year or more. I don't think the idea is rediculous. The Hite-Rite was a great little gizmo. The Gravity Dropper however seems a bit overcomplicated in comparison. But then again, who am I to talk? I'm the guy riding around with piezoelectric valves in my shocks. The nice thing about the Hite-Rite though was that it worked with just about any seatpost. Too bad they're no longer made.
__________________
1999 K2 OzM 2001 Aegis Aro Svelte
"Be liberal in what you accept, and conservative in what you send." -- Jon Postel, RFC1122
khuon is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:29 PM.