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  1. Misc Components
    I have a Specialized Hardrock 29er with the original seatpost. On rides the seat slips down and I have to stop and pull it up. With the QR as tight as possible I can turn the seatpost. My vernier calipers say that the seatpost diameter is 30.75mm. Will buying a 30.9mm seatpost solve the problem...
  2. General Discussion
    The WolfTooth Seatpost Clamp comes in black, silver, red, green, blue, purple, orange, and gold. Why build another seat collar? For WolfTooth is was all about options. They wanted to have a variety of colors to match their Precision Headsets and Bling Kits. But the WolfTooth Seatpost Clamp had...
  3. Misc Components
    What is it With the aim of minimizing the reliability concerns that often plague other dropper posts, the Ritchey WCS Kite Dropper Seatpost utilizes a simple three-position mechanical low pressure air system with just 8-10psi needed for actuation. Travel options are 90mm and 125mm, it comes in...
  4. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Bike geometry evolved a lot in the last few years, and with those changes we've seen a move to wider bars and shorter stems. But there's still a difference in setup based on your riding style. Weight distribution is key to putting the rider in a balanced position. Check out these three videos...
  5. General Discussion
    Pivot's specialty is bikes, but they've used that expertise to develop a full line of components. When manufacturers use branded parts on their builds, it usually means they're trying to hit a price point. By using catalog parts rather than "name brands," they can deliver nearly the same ride...
  6. General Discussion
    Carbon Masterpiece Before the era of dropper posts, the Thomson Masterpiece was the gold standard of seatposts. Today, it remains popular among the XC racing set. These same customers have been asking Thomson for a carbon version and now it's here. Depending on seatpost diameter, they are 10-30...
  7. Misc Components
    Tharsis 9.8 is designed for those riders who can't resist the urge to head downhill in the most direct route possible. Shimano's component arm PRO was busy at Eurobike, showing off a host of new gear for both downhill and cross country racers and riders. Highlights of the 2016 line include new...
  8. Misc Components
    In our opinion, the dropper post is the biggest, underserved category in the market. With its continued, unbridled growth, there seems to be limited choices out there for consumers. The RockShox Reverb and the the KS Lev are the top dogs in the category and they are indeed great products but...
  9. Misc Components
    Shimano's handlebar, stem and seatpost sub-brand PRO used the Eurobike world stage to introduce Tharsis XC, a new group of cockpit parts designed to cleanly hide and route the wiring and batteries of their XTR Di2 electronic component group. The parts can be used with mechanical components as...
  10. Misc Components
    We chatted with the founder of Vecnum from Germany and he proudly showed us their Moveloc dropper post. It is a new entry in the field of dropper posts and it seems to offer a compelling proposition. We were initially drawn in by the 'beyond category' 200mm drop. The highest travel we've seen on...
  11. Misc Components
    One of the age-old quandaries of the gram counting weight weenie is finding the lightest and most comfortable seatpost and saddle combination. With so many different posts and saddles on the market these days, the pairings can be almost limitless. For these weight conscious roadies and...
  12. Misc Components
    David Parrett is the main man at Thomson. Here, he shows us the details of their all new Elite Dropper seatpost. The adjustable seatpost market is very hot and there are several big names invested in it. Thomson has taken its time but they have built an attractive dropper post in typical...
  13. Misc Components
    X-Fusion Shox is just one of the many great members of the bike industry local to us here at MTBR. Based out of Santa Cruz California since 1999, they just recently expanded into a new facility with great access to trails for R&D so I was excited to join them for the launch of their 2013 product...
  14. General Discussion
    We had a chance to do some great rides with the new Crank Brothers Kronolog dropping post. This post is the latest entry in this important and competitive category of Dropping or Height Adjustable Seatposts. Here's a quick video reveal we shot on location at the San Juan Trail in Southern...
  15. General Discussion
    This mechanical adjustable seatpost has three positions, and uses a collet system for locking, a remote cable actuation for release, and air spring for return. The post is an upgrade of last year's Command Post, and includes innovative quick-release remote, three travel options, improved...
  16. General Discussion
    Niner One 9 The Niner One 9 was one of our first and best-loved models - a sexy, light-as-a-feather singlespeed for racing and epic XC rides. This upgraded version integrates advanced features throughout. Our award-winning One 9 gets a technology update Lighter, stiffer, stronger alloy...
  17. What Bike to Buy
    I'm looking at a cheaper seatpost for a frame build up. Origin 8 compe lite to be exact. It doesn't specify if it is a road or MTB post. Does it matter?
  18. Trail Riding
    After 6 months of use my reverb stopped working, it doesn't lock and it has a play of more than an inch unacceptable.* Bikebling told me to take it to my local LBS which for me seems a little awkward. Where do you guys have sent it to repair? How long usually takes for the service? Could I...
  19. General Discussion
    My seatpost is about an inch lower than the minimum insertion line on my bike. is it ok? I have a truvative seatpost on my bike if that helps. Thanks
  20. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    At the end of last year, the suspension company X-Fusion released their new 100mm-travel adjustable seatpost called the HILO or HIgh-LOw. The hydraulic seatpost is infinitely adjustable in its 100 mm range, and can be set up to be either cable actuated from a remote on the handlebar or from a...
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