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I got sick of going over the bars becuase my seat is too high, or having to stop and lower my seat on techy DH's so I ordered one of these and it arrived this morning
http://www.modernbike.com/itemgroup.asp?IGPK=2126176359

That price is about 30 cheaper than anywhere else online:thumbsup:

So it arrived this morning and I installed it after work. It was a little harder to install than I thought it would be, but it wasn't that bad. I still need to clean up the cable routing with some zip ties (that I have yet to buy), but I will try to post some pictures soon.

I was only able to take it for a spin around the neighborhood, but my initial impression is that this thing is F'ing awsome! :thumbsup: You wouldn't imagine how much a of difference lowering your seat 3" makes, and not having to even slow down to do it is even better.
 

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Tim Mailloux said:
I got sick of going over the bars becuase my seat is too high, or having to stop and lower my seat on techy DH's so I ordered one of these and it arrived this morning

I was only able to take it for a spin around the neighborhood, but my initial impression is that this thing is F'ing awsome! :thumbsup: You wouldn't imagine how much a of difference lowering your seat 3" makes, and not having to even slow down to do it is even better.
Way ta' go Tim
 

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Nice adder....

Use it hard and post your review. I'm always curious how well those puppies hold up to trail abuse.

(good price, btw - relatively speaking, of course)
 

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I just got back from my first ride with the Joplin. This thing is great:thumbsup:

I rode with my wife today, and due to the hot and humid weather we kept things pretty melow. There was nothing really technical on the ride the required me to use seat post, but I did anyway on all the DH sections. The trails we rode today I know like the back of my hand and I can ussually hit the DH sections pretty fast even with my old post at its mornal height. Today on these sections I lowered the post and utterly bombed down these same sections. With the seat low I was able to really lean into the turns and move the bike under me. It was a blast.

I attached some post ride porn......... Some of us actually get our bikes dirty.
 

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Jake Pay said:
Tim,

So is the travel on the Joplin (up-down) smooth?

Jake
Smooth as butter:D

It weighed in at 494g on the digital postal scale at work, though the listed weight is something like 539g. I am still not 100% happy with the cable routing. But I am going to leave it be for now. I also getting a very slightly used (about 1 month) Sun Single track wheel with 20mm thru axle hub from a buddy cheap. Now I just need to get a Nixon to go with it.
 

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I got one for fathers day and just got it mounted up a few days ago,. First impressions are very good, I mounted my lever between the shifter and brake and rotated it more forward so I can pull it with my fingers (same action as shimano triggers). My K2 is a super d killer now with the addition of the joplin ,Heim 3-guide and the WTB mutano raptors.
 

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LDH said:
I got one for fathers day and just got it mounted up a few days ago,. First impressions are very good, I mounted my lever between the shifter and brake and rotated it more forward so I can pull it with my fingers (same action as shimano triggers). My K2 is a super d killer now with the addition of the joplin ,Heim 3-guide and the WTB mutano raptors.
Your a sick puppy bro. :thumbsup:
 

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I got to test this thing out on a technical ride yesterday on my backyard trail, lots of short but steep ups and downs littered with large rocks & roots. The ride has one really nasty climb at the start. But thanks to this seat post I have been able to raise my seat height back to optimal pedaling position which made the climb that much easier. But again, where this thing really shines is on the downs and it is so easy to use. I was flying down narly sections of trail that I used to take my time to get down. Just hit the lever, lower the seat and your off. This thing also saved my a$$ on a couple of occasions (but it also got me into the situation in the first place:D ). I was bombing down some steep twisty double track littered with roots than have all been washed out on the back side creating small drops. I hit several of these drops at speed coming out of a sharp turn only to find an extremly off camber landing area. The lowered seat post really increased the bikes flickibility and I was able to adjust mid-air and save my but.

IMO these adjustable seat posts are a must for anyone who rides AM. I am just wondering what company will be the first to offer an adjustable seat post on one of there AM bikes from the factory.
 
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