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Seeking recommendations on PNW Cascade dropper post

Old 02-18-22, 02:54 PM
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Seeking recommendations on PNW Cascade dropper post

I'm in need of a new dropper post. I see the PNW Cascade gets pretty good reviews. Anyone have any experience with this post? I plan on pairing a 150mm dropper with the Puget lever.

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Old 02-18-22, 04:58 PM
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We sell TONS of them. Solid posts, great levers. Everyone that comes in w/ a Reverb we recommend replacing it w/ something like a PNW.
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Old 02-18-22, 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
We sell TONS of them. Solid posts, great levers. Everyone that comes in w/ a Reverb we recommend replacing it w/ something like a PNW.
Thanks. I have a Reverb a2 model that needs a complete rebuild.
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I always hear decent things about PNW and they make a suspension dropper post which is pretty rad. That all being said I have been quite happy with my Thomson Covert Dropper but I am sure the PNW is probably a bit cheaper maybe but I just like the durability of Thomson under my more ample posterior and it looks nice.
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I have 2 Cascades. A 125mm drop and 150mm drop. Both 30.9.

They are pretty good, but not perfect.

The difference between the two is that the 150 has an extra slide bushing, and the stanchion part of the post (the part of the post that slides) is a lot wider.

The 125 is about a year old and has a bit of wobble and rotational play. Still works fine and I donít notice it or care when riding. The 150 is 2 years old and has very little play.

The one real issue I have is with the 150. If you clamp the seat collar too tight it does not slide well. The problem is that when I ran the collar loose enough for the dropper to return up, the post would slide during the ride. Tighten the collar enough to keep it from slipping, and the dropper does not return.

Friction paste solved this problem, but window between too tight and too loose is very narrow, and eventually it closed and I need to re-apply the paste again. This has only happened once in a year.

The upside is that PNW has amazing CS, and a lifetime warranty, so if I get too frustrated with this, I am pretty sure they will take care of it.

I have not had to do any maintenance yet, but it is supposedly pretty easy. Any post that needs to be sent somewhere for service is a non-starter.

On the whole I am satisfied for the money I payed. I need another post for a new bike and I will be buying another PNW.

FWIW, my Gravity Dropper is 16 years old and still works flawlessly.

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Old 02-19-22, 10:41 AM
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Iíve got a 100mm 27.2 on my Xcaliber and itís flawless. Iíll be selling that bike soon but keeping the post for my gravel bike.

I donít have a lot to compare it to (just an old USE) but I have zero complaints, even that narrow.
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I put a PNW Loam 150mm on my hardtail a month ago and it works as well as one could expect.
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I ordered the 150mm. It's arriving today. When you say friction paste, can I use carbon fiber lube?

My first post was a Gravity dropper. Great post. But it was too small for my new bike.
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Originally Posted by lyle.coop View Post
I ordered the 150mm. It's arriving today. When you say friction paste, can I use carbon fiber lube?

My first post was a Gravity dropper. Great post. But it was too small for my new bike.
I think that is what I am talking about. I've got the stuff from Finish Line. Finish Line - Bicycle Lubricants and Care Products - Fiber Grip?

Personally, I would wait to see if you actually need to the paste.

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I have a Bike Yoke Revive. 2 years in on it so far and zero issues and no wobbles, play or sliding.

https://www.pinkbike.com/news/review...pper-post.html
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The cascade dropper and lever were super easy to setup. And it worked perfectly out on the muddy trails.
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