Specialized Command Post Seatpost Review

4.55 out of 5
By Aaron Chamberlain    on Dec 12, 2017

By Brian Gerow    on Jan 21, 2019

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March 14, 2017
Model/Year: 2015 Command Post II IR

Pros: This is my first dropper post, so I have nothing to compare it to. It works as intended and I've had no issues with it.

Cons: Setup is fiddly. The stock thumb lever gets the job done, but isn't anything earth shattering. It would be better if the cable head was located at the base of the post rather than in the lever.

Recommendation: If you need an internally routed dropper post in a size 30.9, then this is a deal as Specialized has them on closeout for $200.

November 3, 2016
Pros: Cable instead of hydraulic. Great response easy op

Cons: Nothing yet

Recommendation: Def worth it

September 6, 2015
Model/Year: 2015

Pros: Stops at 3 positions, all the way down, all the way up, and 75% up. No fidgeting with height while riding.

Cons: The cable will stretch and will take adjustment over time. If the seat pops up on its own or doesn't go down fast enough for you it needs adjusting.

Recommendation: Very happy with this purchase, removes a lot of worry as I approach DH or begin uphill.

December 18, 2014
Model/Year: IR / 2014

Pros: Mechanical actuation. No hassle maintenance. Internal routing. Smooth travel. Air return.

Cons: Setback on the seat clamp with single bolt. One size at 30.9

Recommendation: This post is super smooth in its operation. Not having to mess with hydraulic lines is a good thing. This could be improve with a dual bolt clamp and zero setback.

November 8, 2014
Model/Year: Black Out

Pros: Simple, Reliable

Cons: No 'stealth' option

Recommendation: Love this dropper post. Totally worth the weight!

June 5, 2014
Model/Year: 2014

Pros: Does exactly what it says it'll do

Cons: Takes a little cable adjustment to work out bugs

Recommendation: I've gotten faster with one piece of gear. I've read, asked, and searched, and wish I would have gotten it sooner!

December 16, 2013
Model/Year: 2011

Pros: Does exactly what it's supposed to do - made my bike more versatile.

Cons: Lost a place to hang my little tool pouch for tool and a tube. I still looking for a replacement strategy. This thing was a bit fiddly to get setup in the first place, but has been perfect since - it just works.

Recommendation: Highly recommended. This enables you to optimize seat position to for climbing and descending. 3 positions are exactly what I want.

April 14, 2011
Pros: This is a great product! It came standard on my Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Expert. To be honest I did not really think it was that big a deal until I rode with it the first time. Wow, I was using it all the time. I felt so much more in control in the technical stuff and on the downhill. You will be amazed at what changing your center of gravity on the fly can do for your riding.

Cons: None

Recommendation: Man up and spend the cash you won't regret it!

June 8, 2010
Pros: They've got the bugs worked out. Have had to add air once in 4 Months.

Cons: What's not to like, except maybe being able to ride stuff the bike wasn't designed to handle.

Recommendation: This idem will make the biggest difference of any product you can add to your bike. Find myself moving the seat up and down all the time.

May 27, 2010
Pros: Has 3 different height options. A nice climbing height a cruising and a slammed seat. I like the lever flows with the rest on the handlebar.

Cons: Cost is high and you get a extra cable.

Recommendation: I love having this, not having to get off my bike is a big plus. A couple of my buddies have drop posts and I hate having to stop and drop the seat post prior to the downhill. Then once I get to the bottom I could use it raises and need to get off the bike immediately. Great post, I think the price is worth it.