Specialized Command Post Dropper Seatpost

Specialized Command Post Dropper Seatpost 

DESCRIPTION

With the exclusive mechanical 3-position locking height adjustment and on-the-fly adjustment via a handlebar mounted lever, your always in command with ever-changing terrain conditions.

  • Exclusive mechanical 3-position locking height adjustment
  • 100mm height adjustment range
  • On-the-fly adjustable ride via a handlebar mounted lever
  • Keyed, locking system eliminates saddle movement
  • 30.9mm outer diameter
  • 380mm length
  • Approx. weight: 520g (post only)

  • USER REVIEWS

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    [Oct 03, 2017]
    Bacha
    Weekend Warrior

    Strength:

    Nice 3 positions (i just use full length or full dropped), nice red color, lightweight.

    Weakness:

    the small curved aluminum tube is awkward to set, if the small spring that executes the mechanism gets dirty or rusty you will have a finger sore while trying to push it down, i had to readjust the cable with the post so it properly drop and it was a nightmare.

    I bought mine 1 and a half year ago it was used and today it is still doing good. I haven't had any problems at all

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    [Feb 24, 2016]
    Luke boorman
    All Mountain Rider

    Strength:

    Comes with stealth cable routing

    Weakness:

    Many, mine is less than a year old leaks so much air needs reinflating for every ride, seal popped out hard to get back in, cable falls off bottom mount cant have any slack to adjust seat height slighlty for a few different riders, nothing compared to reverb, have fitted my external reverb in its place.

    Buy a reverb, no reliability

    Similar Products Used:

    Reverb, ks

    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    1
    [Aug 01, 2014]
    Warren
    All Mountain Rider

    Strength:

    When it works, it has 3 reasonably useful height settings.

    Weakness:

    Intensely annoying to install.
    Useless in anything other than Californian desert conditions, inadequate cable sealing = seized cable, broken collets, cable or lever.
    Seat clamp constantly slips as it has no grooves, so it doesn't even work as well as a regular seatpost.

    I am not sure who designed this thing, but they missed the key design requirement that it's primarily designed to support a rider on a seat.

    The constant seat slippage due to the round clamp design makes this basically useless.

    Added to that the crap sealing, and the fiddly setup and cable fixing, this thing is better off in the bin.

    AVOID.

    I've gone back to a Thomson.

    Similar Products Used:

    Actual seatposts that hold up a seat.

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    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    2
    [May 21, 2014]
    adumesny
    All Mountain Rider

    Strength:

    looks good, mechanical design means you don't guess being extended or sagging

    Weakness:

    remote is weak and require special cable (smaller head). collet are known to break and Spec will not replace them under warrantee claiming it's wear/tear part when it's a design flaw really... heavy for air spring vs GD!

    I originally had a Gravity Dropper Turbo in 27.2mm sizing with shims, but couldn't get the creaking noise to go away, so when I cam across a good deal on the command post I decided to get one in my 31.6 size as they are mechanical as well. I had no problems for 2.5 years - other than having to get a new cable once and having to grind down a brake cable as they use a custom head - Specialized for ya!

    I thought they were just as reliable as GD, but unfortunately I broke the internal collet on my last ride, making it tricky to get back as the post wouldn't stay extended. Reading online apparently this happens a lot, and repeatedly over time (not something they fixed) and Specialized will NOT repair this defect even under warrantee as they call this a "wear and tear" item, nor will they send you or a shop the $18 part to repair it, making it a $90+ service you have to send them every couple years...

    I would not get this had I known the long term durability issue, and bad CS Specialized is known for.
    When it works it's awesome, and can be had for cheaper, but not worth the hassle now...

    Similar Products Used:

    Gravity Dropper Turbo, Joplin 4

    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    [Jun 18, 2013]
    texas

    Strength:

    When it works, it's works in a very effective and predictable way

    Weakness:

    not reliable enough.

    First the good. When it has worked it has behaved perfectly. I never had any problem with it leaking air. It looks good.

    Just before the 1 year warranty ran out I had a problem where the seat would rotate. They ended up sending it back to specialized and I got a brand new post. After about 2 years with the new post working , with me riding 1-2 times a week the post failed again. This time a bunch of the pawls on the collate that hold the post in place broke off. I saw someones posting on the command post thread that had this same problem and Specialized ended up replacing most of his post for a bit over $100.

    I don't want to be spending money on an expensive seat post every couple of years. Instead of dumping another $100 into fixing this post I decided to abandon it , and instead go for a Gravity Dropper turbo Multi LP. From what I can tell from the reviews, it's not quite as sexy as the other dropper post options, but it seems like it works well and is reliable.

    OVERALL
    RATING
    2
    VALUE
    RATING
    3
    [Feb 19, 2013]
    onobed

    Strength:

    None

    Weakness:

    single bolt design on seat clamp makes saddle more prone to slipping which happens all the time.
    ergonomics - actuating lever is terrible - either put in position that interferes with shifters or put in position that requires massive wrist contortion
    three positions: how can specialized offer only three positions when the competition offers infinite adjustment
    quality: went through two.

    I have ridden a Reverb, KS Lev, and Command Post. The command post can't hold a candle to the other two. The seat post clamping design is terrible. Unlike its competitors which use a more secure two bolt design, the one bolt design of the CP makes saddle a slippage a sure thing. This is inexcusable. Ergonomically, I challenge anyone to show me a position that is both comfortable and does not interfere with trigger shifters. In order to not interfere with shifters the trigger for the seatpost had to be rotated so far forward that the only way I could actuate it was to look at my handlebar - this is not what you want to be doing when you actually need to drop a post.

    I could go on and on. I am no Specialized hater, I loved there Stumpy 29er EVO. They just should stick to frames and tires. This seatpost is the single worst piece of Spesh gear ever designed and needs to be pulled from the market because it just plain does not function in the way a rider needs it to.

    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    1
    [Feb 19, 2013]
    mypuppynow

    Strength:

    Simple to setup, minimal to zero rotational play, smooth operation, smart looks. Lever is more robust than some 9when flipping the bike)

    Weakness:

    "Spare" cable is annoying (would love a stealth version), lever requires quite a lot of effort. A little heavy.

    Used for about 18 months. Overall a reliable, solid and good performer. Needs occasional clean/lube to keep it from slowing/missing the detents but none of that requires diss-assembly (so far). Personally I like the 3 positions over infinite adjustment as its more consistent.
    I'm totally sold on dropper posts now - just wish they would make this with a fixed cable length like the KS post - and a bit lighter would be nice1

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    [Oct 22, 2012]
    Footer
    Weekend Warrior

    Strength:

    Cable placement.

    Weakness:

    Finding position. Lever. Not smooth.

    I use a Gravity Dropper Turbo that I'm extremely happy with. I used this seatpost (Specialized Command) on a rental for one day. The GDT is significantly better. The GDT 'finds' its position more definitively. The GDT's lever is more definitive, as well. The lever doesn't look as cool or as sophisticated as the Command's, but it just works better. GDT's lever seems to grip the handlebar better, as well - the Command's lever moved/rotated on me a couple times. After one particularly hard bottom-out, with the seatpost all the way down, the saddle moved positions. The Command may have an advantage on how the cable attaches to the post - the cable attaches up high and out of the way while the GDT's cable comes out of the post and could get snagged on something - I've never had a problem with my GDT's cable, though.

    Similar Products Used:

    Gravity Dropper Turbo

    OVERALL
    RATING
    2
    VALUE
    RATING
    3
    [Aug 06, 2012]
    Alexi Zawadzki
    All Mountain Rider

    Strength:

    Three positions are great.

    Weakness:

    Excessive play in the saddle. Saddle does not stay in position and slides back and up on every ride. Control lever broke. Seatpost also finally broke, prompting me to post this review.

    Riden for five months and this seatpost is truly awful. Been nothing but problems. Control lever broke on my third ride - fixed with a zap strap. The saddle constantly shifts back (!!!) and up. The post no longer goes up and must be adjusted manually. The bike shop told me I was too large (235 lbs, 6'4") for this seatpost, and failed to offer any support (or the recommended rider weight). The engineering design on this post is very poor. Might be fine if you are a flyweight - but stay away if you are big, and do backcountry riding where reliability is important.

    Similar Products Used:

    Thompson, Race Face

    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    1
    [May 19, 2012]
    Parker

    Strength:

    Reliable, smooth action, easy to set up

    Weakness:

    Ring that holds the seal on comes loose and leaks air sometimes. You have to replace the cable every few months.

    I have had this post for almost a year now and have had no problems aside from the seal coming loose a few times and a couple worn out cables. For the money, it's great, and I would highly recommend it! Having a dropper post puts your bike into a whole new realm of versatility.

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
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