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    CB Joplin

    Something with this picture really bugs me:

    Does that cable just hang there? When the post is compressed I wonder if it would get in the way? I vote Gravity Dropper.

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    For me, it looks like all the cables are routed in a weird way... Under the top tube it looks messy.
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    I've been eyeing the Specklized Command Post. Hopefully Santa is on the same page.

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    Say what? Command who?

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    Cool...I had no idea:

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    Specialized announces the launch of its Command Post, an adjustable travel seatpost that gives mountain riders the ability to change saddle height with the flick of a handlebar-mounted switch.

    Developed by the Suspension Technology Group at Specialized in Morgan Hill, California, the Command Post provides three saddle height options, so serious riders can change their stance mid-ride depending on the terrain and conditions—all with the flick of a switch. Its 100mm of adjustable range is denoted by three saddle positions—Power (when the saddle is at full height); Cruiser (35mm below the Power position); and Descender (100mm below the Power position).

    The Command Post operates on an internal mechanical collet-based locking system with a low-pressure air actuated return spring (shown), which (set from the factory at 25psi) provides an ample return speed when raising the saddle to a higher position. The user-adjustable range (20 to 30 psi) gives riders the ability to slow down or speed up saddle rise, depending on rider preference. Rider weight simply guides the saddle down to a lower position when the remote lever is depressed.

    The Command Post is available as aftermarket equipment and comes stock on 2009 Enduro Pro and S-Works models. Command Posts ship with both left- and right-handed forged aluminum remote levers, giving riders full control over their cockpit configuration. According to Specialized, the saddle mount is the standard wedge and rail clamp assembly common on most Specialized bike models; the durable aluminum tubing, 30.9mm-diameter seatpost and shaft assemblies provide years of trouble-free performance. Retail price to be determined.




    30.9 leaves me out. I'm 27.2

    GD for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    30.9 leaves me out. I'm 27.2

    GD for me.
    GD, I believe, also does not go that small. That's what appealed to me about the Joplin; only one I've seen that they managed to squeeze into a 27.2 package.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    GD, I believe, also does not go that small. That's what appealed to me about the Joplin; only one I've seen that they managed to squeeze into a 27.2 package.
    I think you got it bassackwards there guoD.

    http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...s.php?id=12746

    http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...s.php?id=22652

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    You are, of course, right. After I typed that, I went to GD's site and, sure 'nuff . . . .

    I think I was mixing it up with the Maverick Speedball

    Cheap bugger that I am, though, I think I just found my height-adjustable post. Looks like I better move quick:

    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/166...r-Seatpost.htm
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    Hey D, I have that post from Sette. I thought the same "It's cheap, I'll give it a try" POS! It is almost impossible to make it drop. I have to basically hop on the seat to generate enough force to make it drop, or get off and do it by hand, using my body weight to push it down. And I am by no means a lightweight, I'm over 2 bills!

    Edit: Forgot to mention, it's a suspension post too!

    Ed, I see what you mean in the original post. What happens to all the cable when the posts are lowered for these models that have the mech at the top of the post?

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    Crank Bros. bought the design and the rights from Maverick so for all intents and purposes, the Joplin IS the Speedball.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rankin116 View Post
    Hey D, I have that post from Sette. I thought the same "It's cheap, I'll give it a try" POS! It is almost impossible to make it drop. I have to basically hop on the seat to generate enough force to make it drop, or get off and do it by hand, using my body weight to push it down. And I am by no means a lightweight, I'm over 2 bills!
    Hey, thank you for that heads-up, rankin. Yeah, cheap isn't even worth it if it doesn't work.

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    how do they drop? i always imagined it kinda like an office chair, you hit the lever hadn ur weight pushes it down, and you can choose any height, but when i read the thing about the specialized one it actually has 3 posisions, are they all like that? I like the idea that if my inch shorter friend and i trade bikes he wouldn't have to mess up my seat height, could just drop it a tad, then i pop it back up to max for perfection, also 35mm seems like a big jump, i often depate if i wanna run my post at max max xc stance or if i wanna have it just a tad lower like less than 10mm just so its not so absurd, seems like the adjustable post would solve that issue, and of course i wish i could have a lower post in rough terrain, but usually i'm to lazy to change it, unless i'm riding bigger stuff where i have it dropped down like 150mm.

    long story short how do they drop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sirtigersalot View Post
    how do they drop? i always imagined it kinda like an office chair, you hit the lever hadn ur weight pushes it down, and you can choose any height...
    This is how the Joplin/Speedball works. Can't speak on the others as I've never tried 'em.

    A friend has a Joplin and his saddle wiggles side-to-side ever so slightly. He tells me it's normal and you just need to get used to it. Seems a little sketch to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff^d View Post
    This is how the Joplin/Speedball works. Can't speak on the others as I've never tried 'em.

    A friend has a Joplin and his saddle wiggles side-to-side ever so slightly. He tells me it's normal and you just need to get used to it. Seems a little sketch to me.
    I learnt to deal with.

    Until my saddle came off the post.


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    Slight side-to-side seems to grow with time, if it is anything like the Rock Shox suspension posts. Wiggle room = problems, IMHO. I would like to hear more first hand accounts of the adjustable posts if anybody has them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cakes View Post
    Wiggle room = problems, IMHO. I would like to hear more first hand accounts of the adjustable posts if anybody has them.
    I submitted never's GD to a rigorous and comprehensive test series involving circumnavigation of our entire campsite area and concluded that the side to side waggle inherent in that post is a non-issue as far as I'm concerned.

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    If you really want to "descend with conviction"... get a hite rite..


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    Quote Originally Posted by gastro View Post
    I submitted never's GD to a rigorous and comprehensive test series involving circumnavigation of our entire campsite area and concluded that the side to side waggle inherent in that post is a non-issue as far as I'm concerned.
    yep. got two of them, and they have a little of that out of the box. the nature of how they work. it's not at all noticeable when pedaling, at least not to me.

    IMO, for any bike other than a pure xc race bike or dedicated DH sled can benefit from one. at least if you ride on varied enough terrain and are someone who drops your post up and down already for stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scrublover View Post
    at least if you ride on varied enough terrain and are someone who drops your post up and down already for stuff.
    Yup - - I've encountered the desire lately to adjust on-the-fly in the middle of my inverted 360s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    Yup - - I've encountered the desire lately to adjust on-the-fly in the middle of my inverted 360s.
    gah! okay, more disclaimer: probably not needed on you dj or "slopestyle" rig either...

    like i said: would be sorta' pointless on pure xc or dh race machines or dedicated dh shuttle type bikes.

    out here in the east, where descents and climbs are much shorter in nature, a post like these rocks! the middle position is awesome on the rolling stuff.
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    Think the selection is limited for 27.2? Try 26.8 for size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scrublover View Post
    gah! okay, more disclaimer: probably not needed on you dj or "slopestyle" rig either...

    like i said: would be sorta' pointless on pure xc or dh race machines or dedicated dh shuttle type bikes.

    out here in the east, where descents and climbs are much shorter in nature, a post like these rocks! the middle position is awesome on the rolling stuff.
    Haha, just had to say it.

    Hey, I'd love one on the Blindside as well, since I trail-ride and Super-D it too much; but I would not want to subject a post that cost that much to that kind of abuse.

    XTS Moto needs something, for sure, especially with that abbreviated seat tube.

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