Seatposts Mountain Bike Reviews

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Just five years ago, the seatpost category of mountain bike components was pretty bland: it consisted of short metal tubes that hold up bike seats. While those static seatposts are still a major product on the market, the real story in this gear category is the advent of the dropper post.

Dropper posts, also known as "seat droppers," allow the rider to quickly drop the saddle out of the way, usually by use of a handlebar-mounted lever. Dropping the saddle out of the way provides more room to move above the bike in rough terrain, more room to lean the bike in the corners, and it also allows the rider to get his center of gravity as low as possible.

Some dropper posts are completely mechanical, with cable actuation and hydraulic inners. Gravity Dropper produces excellent completely-mechanical dropper posts. Other posts have hydraulic inners but are still cable actuated. KS makes many excellent seatposts like this. And finally, some dropper posts are completely hydraulic, with hydraulic inners and hydraulic actuation. Rock Shox's Reverb line of dropper posts is completely hydraulic.

Product NamePriceRating
Azonic AZ quick release post clamp 13.00
Bontrager Race 49.99
Bontrager Race Lite 69.99
Bontrager Race X Lite ACC 99.99
Bontrager RaceLite 69.99
Bontrager Rhythm Elite 49.99
Cane Creek Thudbuster LT 169.99
Crank Brothers Cobalt 11
Crank Brothers Cobalt 2
Crank Brothers crank brothers cobalt 3 45.00
Crank Brothers Joplin 250.00
DSP Racing Bighorn SHR 250.00
Easton EA50 Seatpost
Easton EC 70 80.00
Easton EC90 Zero Seat Post 200.00
Easton Haven Carbon 140.00
Easton Haven Carbon
Easton Havoc 80.00
Forte Forte Carbon 150.00
Forte Team Alloy
Fox D.O.S.S. 339.00
FSA Gravity
FSA SL-250 SB.20 SBS
Generic Seatpost
Giant Connect
Giant Contact seat post 200.00
Giant Contact Switch Remote Seatpost 250.00
Gravity Dropper Classic 275.00
Gravity Dropper Turbo 299.00
Gravity Dropper Turbo LP 325.00
Hope QR Seatclamp Black 35.60
Kalloy Uno SPC-105 Carbon
Kind Shock ETen 175.00
Kind Shock i7R 349.00
Kind Shock i900-R
Kind Shock i950
Kind Shock KSP-850
Kind Shock LEV
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Kind Shock LEV 125MM
Kind Shock LEV Integra 150mm
Kind Shock seatpost 320.00
Kind Shock Supernatural 27.2
Loaded Precision X-lite 80.00
Lynskey Titanium Seatpost 239.00
Nashbar Suspension 2 MTB seatpost 19.99
Niner Carbon Seatpost 89.00
Niner Niner RDO seatpost 198.00
Nukeproof Warhead Layback SeatPost 84.99
Race Face Chester
Race Face Deus XC 90.00
Race Face Diablo
Race Face Diabolus
Race Face Evolve XC 36.00
Race Face Next SL 120.00
Race Face Respond 47.99
Race Face Ride
Rase Black Mamba Rapid Adjust Seatpost 349.00
Ritchey Comp V2 27.2 x 400mm Black 2 Bolt Seatpost
Rock Shox Reverb 270.00
Rock Shox Reverb Stealth 455.00
Salsa Lip Lock 30.00
Scott Seat Post
Sette APX Alloy Seatpost 50.00
Sette Edge Carbon Seatpost 120.00
Sette Venn
Specialized Command MTB seat post 300.00
Specialized Command Post
Sr Suntour NCX Suspension Seat Post
Thomson Elite 89.99
Thomson Elite Dropper Seatpost
Thomson Layback 86.00
Thomson Masterpiece 149.99
Titec HellBent Duke Prolite 59.99
Trek stock hand me down
Truvativ Carbon Team 50.00
Truvativ Stylo T20
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