We tested the Crankbrothers Highline 7 this winter. It’s proven to be a reliable dropper and comes with a 4-year warranty.
The X-Fusion Manic isn’t necessarily a mountain bike dropper post that stands out from the crowd, and in its case, that’s mostly a good thing.
If you want a dropper post for that “lightest” bike build, the 9Point8 Fall Line R is likely the one for the job.
Over tightening a seat post clamp can compress dropper post internals, causing permanent damage. Here are other ways to clamp the post in place without turning the screws too far.
PNW Components is now covering all of their current and future products with a lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects.